Wednesday, December 15, 2010

save the bunnies

I remember when I was little my mother made a plushy carrot purse with a zipper on top.  A little bunny family lived inside.  It was one of those toys that you just have very nice memories about.  Well, who knows what happened to it, but a year or two ago I found a young lady selling the exactly same little bunny family carrots!  I snatched one up and have loved having it around.  

There is something going around.

It seems like Gordon (daddy rabbit) had some sort of disease....  it all started with the thread.  
Just a tiny bit of it began to turn brown.
Rusting thread?
The brown spread.
It spread to poor little infant bunny.
And now daddy has spots.

This is Bianca (momma bunny).  This is how they all came to me.  
They used to be such lively folk...
And now they mourn.
I never spilled anything on these little guys.
And yet the disease spreads...

Any help?
They are made of felt, so I fear scrubbing them.  I acknowledge that I will most likely have to make a new little family after the funeral.
I just feel so bad...


Liz said...

They are still darling; think of it as a "rustic" bunny family!

Donna Perugini said...

Um, I hate to say this, but you've really made me laugh. I am sorry for your loss though.

The diagnosis is not good..., I believe your bunnies have cooties.

Modista Modesta said...

Oh my. I've never seen that. I was going to write something and then I read Donna's comment about the cooties and can't stop laughing or remember what I was going to say.

So Sorry.

the sleepy time gal said...

I have no clue, but they are adorable!

Papgena Made It said...

I think they look adorable anyway but maybe you can 'pôr a corar ao sol'! I don't have a clue how to say it in english but, you soak them in soap and water and then put it out on the sun (and never let them dry, allways put soap and water when start to stay dry). My grandmother used to do this to white clothes wich have spots of some kind. Allways work, maybe it'll work for felt too!

Bri said...

ya, I thought the 2 tone thread on the Dad was just to give him spots. But if you don't like it, try soaking it in an oxy-clean solution. Or get a bleach pen.

Jenn Erickson said...

Awwww...they look so cute, and I thought that the spots were just part of the charm. I agree with Bri, a soak in oxy-clean is a great idea! it's gentle and is great at removing stubborn stains. Good luck -- I hope you'll be able to resurrect that adorable fuzzy family!


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