Beware, if you start to make one, you find yourself wanting to make another, and another, you can't stop!
This month, I spoke with four of our members who each have their own story on their path to making these loveable rabbits.
On a visit to a Kirby Lonsdale I noticed a lovely shop selling sewing items. How could I resist, I had to go in for a nosy. The owner Sarah was very excited to tell me about her new project and book being published 'Luna Lapin an adorable rabbit.' Of course I ordered it straight away.
Luna and friends have 'multiplied' many times around the world. Sarah has given so much pleasure to us all. Her lovely shop in Kendal, is full of lovely goodies, well worth a visit when we are able. The Kirby Lonsdale and Skipton shops are now closed.
Our next member Kath H, has definitely been very busy with Luna Lapin.......
Dee E. has had some adventures of her own as she explains below:
I made Luna first of all for my granddaughter’s fourth birthday. My enthusiasm for the project grew and my husband Sam kindly made the wardrobe pictured in the book, the coat hangers came from the shop in Kirby Lonsdale. I made the armchair from the book’s pattern. Luna had several outfits and Harlowe loved changing her clothes.
Over time Luna’s felt arms became rather worn so I had to make a new pair.
A year later, a puppy called Nellie joined the family. Nellie grew to love Luna too. This resulted in Luna needing a ‘skin’ graft on one cheek.
One day, several weeks later when Harlowe was at school, Nellie played with Luna too roughly and Luna mark two was born!
She doesn't have the look of the felt version, but she's a snappy dresser and is still in one piece!
Here's a final image of our new found friend Luna Lapin from Zena C
Barbara S, has been crocheting a lovely scarf
Kath R has been busy making machine embroidered flowers sewn on dissolvable fabric.
Kath H has also been busy doing some knitting: