So a few weeks ago in the midst being of bedridden and suffering with tendonitis in my shoulder (more on that later) I adopted a little friend to cheer me up and give some company on the long, long days at home sick from work. Because let's face it, if I sew so many little plush bunnies it's practically imperative that I have my own little rabbit mascot, right?
Meet Edie! The ridiculously bossy little madam.
This was her first trip out into the garden on her harness (which is pink, obviously!) and photographed by my boyfriend
who is also responsible for photographing a lot of my plushies. I'm sure you can tell which ones are his in my gallery,
. He's a fantastic photographer and is completely new to DA, so I'd be super grateful if you could check out his gallery and maybe give him a watch!
As for this tendonitis, it's been aggravated over and over by my rubbish and over demanding retail job and after four weeks off sick, I had to come to the conclusion that it was never going to get better as long as I continued working there. Therefore I had to finally make the decision to leave - which was difficult after spending six years there - but with the constant deterioration of the cushioning in my shoulder socket, my health depended on me breaking away from the company.
It's not all gloomy however, because this new freedom means that I've been able to start up sewing and plushing full-time! Which I have to say is benefiting me greatly already! I'm booked up solid with sewing orders for the next month, my shoulder is starting to feel better and I'm so excited to finally have some time to create some new patterns and new bunny designs. ^^ I can't wait to show you all what I've working on!