Not that long ago I was on the floor with all my materials spread out amidst the tracing paper patterns of my real size baby hares. One of the patterns was at an angle, overlapping another hare, looking up to the stars and I immediately knew that I had my moon gazing that I had been longing to make for nearly two years.
Next I add their eyes. My real size baby hares all have brown eyes (so far). I also give them a white felt backing. real hares and wild rabbits have a white patch around their eyes.
After they have their eyes on they start to become very expressive. I can already see how very gentle little Moonlight is. I start to get names flit thru my mind as I finish the eyes. Some stay, some go. I write them all down on my sheet of names paper.
Then comes the stuffing. This can take a while and a few cups of tea. Arabella loves to come into the bedroom when I am doing this on the floor by Wesley's den. Wesley and Arabella aren't friends - they had a huge fight after I took Wesley home from the rescue so they each have half the house.
By the time I have sewn up the hole at the base the baby hare usually has a name and part of a story. I get sentences flitting thru my head about their life. I also collect sentences that I hear in my every day travels. And I cut out printed sentences that I find useful and keep them in a small pocket of mutterings.
Then the baby comes to the computer with me as I have a very special hot cup of tea, sits by me, looking at me, and I spend about an hour writing their story. After writing I re-read it and make any adjustments to the flow.
and this is Baby Hare Rania, she's in The Cat's Miaou in Edinburgh for sale Moonlight loves to sit comfily on a chair and every dusk she will appreciate a view to the sky so that she may watch the beautiful diamonds sparkling away.
Moonlight loves to sit comfily on a chair and every dusk she will appreciate a view to the sky so that she may watch the beautiful diamonds sparkling away.
Rania loves to study and work on a high shelf and would appreciate the window being open so that she may meet with her many contacts and make new ones.
and this is Baby Hare Snuggle
Snuggle loves to keep fit and every morning he will be off for his climbs and runs so would appreciate an open window. He loves to rest after this on a shelf with white books (for some privacy).