Somebunny To Love

Can anybunny find me – somebunny to love?

Over the years I have collected quite the stash of  fabric and yarn.  Last year I decided that I wasn’t going to buy anymore until I’ve put a sizable dent into the collection. I’ve been pretty good about it too. I’ve been able to make plenty of gifts essentially for free and they’ve been some of the better gifts that I’ve given. In my opinion anyways. The only additions that I’ve made have been in the form of accidentally shrunken sweaters and ripped jeans.
This bunny was made out of one of these shrunken wool sweaters, some flannel from my stash, and some reclaimed cashmere yarn from my old job, all three elements making him unbelievably soft. He is stuffed with wool batting which will retain heat making this guy perfect for cozy little cuddles.  He came together really quickly. Such a fun little project. The pattern came from Hazelnuts found via craft blog.  I also saw a post about this bunny forever ago on one of my favorite blogs terrallectualism, which I forgot about until after I had already given the little guy away, and came across the post again. It must have hopped around my brain until it was time for me to make my version. I love how things have a way of coming full circle on the internet. It’s like six degrees of separation for blogs.
Since the cashmere yarn is reclaimed (ie: unraveled sweater scraps) it has a bit of a kink to it, which added an extra element of yum to the tail.  Its my favorite part of the bunny.
Happy Valentine’s Day!

Earl Grey Shortbread Cookies

I’m obsessed with shortbread cookies right now. It started at an annual bring a dozen take a dozen cookie party. I brought these lavender rosemary (ooh rosemary sweets is another obsession) black pepper polenta shortbread cookies and my girlfriend showed up with almond orange shortbread cookies. In my unbiased *ahem* opinion, they were the two best cookies there. Last week I made earl grey shortbread cookies to send in a birthday care package. I used the recipe in Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar.

Next timeI’m going to melt the butter and infuse it with the tea and strain out the leaves. Then I’ll let the butter harden again and proceed with the recipe. I’ll keep you posted.