Annalise has finally discovered grass! She was born last May and was around all summer long. However, anyone that knows her can vouch for the fact that Annalise was not a fan of being put down, ever. She lived out her first nine months in my arms or her little pink wrap. Thankfully, for the past month, she has been tolerating a few minutes here and there left to her own devices.
Today, I took her outside and sat her down in the grass for what is probably the first time and she didn't protest too much. I think she was actually a little interested. She was kind enough to model some of her Easter finery. I think she was too busy trying to munch on old leaves to notice.
I'm really happy that I actually finished a few Easter items for her BEFORE Easter! Her little bloomers are from a pattern in Making Children's Clothes by Emma Hardy. I found a cute vintage-looking Easter fabric at Joanns and trimmed them with some leftover green fabric I already had. These simple bloomers did cause lots of problems for me along the way (due to my own stupidity). Would you believe that it actually takes two and a half yards of fabric to make this tiny pair of pants. On that note, if you like these, I can give you the supplies to make a completely upside down pair for yourself...
Thankfully, Annalise's bunny hat came together much more easily. The pattern is from Itty- Bitty Hats by Susan B. Anderson. I have made several hats from this book and they all seem to turn out fairly well. I didn't use the yarn called for in the pattern. I knew this hat wouldn't get a ton of wear, so I just used some inexpensive baby yarn in a really soft champagne color. When I finished knitting, I tied some little cream ribbon around the ears to help them stand out.
I'm hopeful that my sweet rabbit will continue to enjoy a little freedom in the grass this springtime because there are LOTS of weeds and sticks around here that could use my attention.