I happened across some vintage Needlework magazines during my weekend thrifting. I love looking through these for entertainment, ideas and inspiration. The magazines are chocked full of patterns for various needlework projects. There's knitting, crocheting, sewing, macrame, needlepoint, embroidery and general crafting projects dispersed throughout the magazine. To be honest, some of the clothing styles are quite funny and rather surprising - such as the patterns for knitted bikinis and beachwear.
The best surprise I've had yet happened as I flipped through the pages and discovered this picture of knitted toys ... I recognized the Mrs. Bunny toy! Someone had knitted this very toy for me. My bunny had been given to me when I was baby and shows the wear and tear of her many years of love. Apparently I carried her everywhere and most likely by her ears as she has been a one eared bunny for about as far back as I can remember. I don't remember my bunny wearing glasses or carrying a basket, but she still has her little dress. Now I'm going to have to dig her out of storage to have another look at her and ask my Mom if she can remember who made this toy for me.