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Thread: A Christmas Stock and the Rabbit

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    A Christmas Stock and the Rabbit

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    I have a new great nephew and I make personalized Christmas stockings for each of them. The story behind the rabbit. I made his dad an exact duplicate of this 30 years ago from the same pattern. He named it Old Joe and took it literally everywhere. It is now bruised and patched but still exists. I was very excited when I found out that the baby was a boy so that I could make him an Old Joe, Jr. I just hope he likes it as much as his dad did. Although you can't see the crystals on the stocking, they are there as well as one of young deer has a red crystal nose a la Rudolph. I used several buttons as well and the lettering and the heel are done in cork fabric. I made two stockings last year for my great-great nephews. The generations are overlapping now. Have a great holiday weekend. Oops, when I proofread it should say stocking but it won't let me change it now.

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    Very sweet!

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    A wonderful tradition to carry on to the next generation. Can you just imagine the stories those loved rabbits could tell? Congrats on the new great nephew!

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    I remember making those rabbits! They were girl or boy and I made sets of them for friends. How funny to see the old pattern being used again. I am sure the little guy will love it like his dad did.

    My son had a alligator named allie canoose. Long gone now.
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    ​Cute stocking and rabbit!

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    I love that rabbit and have a rabbit theme going with my granddaughter. Can you give me the pattern information? It’s probably not available anymore but I’d like to check.
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    I made a dozen of those rabbits, only one of the large ones. Debating if I should put it in the yard sale tomorrow. After seeing yours, Quilter, I guess I will keep it. Gave the dozen away many years ago, as I was making them.

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    sallie789 That pattern is by McCall"s, number 3760. It has three bunny patterns, big bunnies, small bunnies, and a baby bunny. I hope you have good luck finding the pattern.

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    I made that same rabbit some 30 years ago for DGD. Dressed in a frilly red and white dress. Wonder if I still have that pattern. Have "greats" that I could make for now days! Love your stocking and your rabbit

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    Very cute, I know it will be loved.
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    I love those rabbits! What child would not like one?

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    I also have that rabbit pattern! I made one girl one but still have the pattern. There is little dress, apron and pantaloons for the girl bunny and ribbons on her ears. I made mine a good 25 years ago if not more. She has sat in the Hoosier cabinet in my dining room all this time.

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    Very nice, Sweet Memories

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    Oh so cute!!! I made rabbit dolls long ago and one that covered my vacuum cleaner. gave that one to my neighbor.

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    How cute are the stocking and rabbit!

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    What a wonderful story about the rabbit..Old Joe. The baby's rabbit could be Joe Jr. or JJ. I love his outfit. I am sure the bunny will get lots of hugs. Thanks for sharing.

    Cute stocking with the cork fabric and crystals accents. Oh what fun you are having personalizing stockings. I bet your relatives have babies just so they can have one of your stockings!

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    Really nice stocking for Ezra and a happy bunny to go with it. Thanks for sharing the story as well. Memories are so important to build now.

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    What a wonderful tradition, beautiful stocking and rabbit
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    Great work and fun for all!

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    There is a pattern on ebay for $10.00.

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    I also made a dozen or more of the rabbits, girls 28 or 30 years ago. I no longer have any, I kept a couple for myself I donated them got tired of dusting them. Doubt I still have the pattern, when I am done with something out it goes.

    Very pretty stocking.
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    How adorable and such a cute story! Thanks for sharing.

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    Love the stocking and the rabbit. I made so many of those rabbits 30 years ago......gave loads away, sold a few, and saved several which I have out in our holiday home. A recent guest just asked me to make one so I dug through my old patterns and made her one as a souvenir of her visit.

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    Both are wonderful!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quilter 65 View Post
    sallie789 That pattern is by McCall"s, number 3760. It has three bunny patterns, big bunnies, small bunnies, and a baby bunny. I hope you have good luck finding the pattern.
    Thanks so much!
    Julie

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