Wednesday, November 24, 2010

The tale of Beatrix Potter

Once upon a time....~

Hilltop farm, Mrs Tiggy Winkle, Peter Rabbit , Jemima puddle-duck and friends have all made their way into my heart over the years of reading to my children. I have created a little basket of woolen friends for a special little someone.. These characters conjure up feelings of warmth, care and love~

"Now, my dears," said old Mrs. Rabbit one morning, "you may go into the fields or down the lane, but don't go into Mr. McGregor's garden." ~

Love to you~


Linda said...

So beautiful Suz!!

eidolons said...

Wow! Those are gorgeous! I can see someone having many hours of play acting out scenes with those little guys. (:

Beth said...

Dear Suzanne,
what absolutely delightful little characters! You have done an excellent job and I'm sure the little someone will be so happy :)
I especially love Mrs. Tiggy Winkle - she is adorable!!!!

Tonya Gunn said...

You are so talented. They are sure to become family heirlooms.
Warm wishes,

momma rae said...

oh, these are absolutely adorable! i just scored a set of these books at my favorite used book store.

i put a photo of nils on my blog. i am so excited to gift him soon!! ;)

Joyful Mama said...

Oh my goodness, these are adorable. I want some! I am collecting a Beatrix Potter Treasurey of stories for each of my children. I get the books whenever I see them at thrift stores and on markdown. I have ten children with one more on the way and we have loved the stories since #1 was a little one! She is now 23, married and expecting her own baby soon as well!

Are you going to be selling these anywhere?


Jessica said...

Mrs. Tiggy Winkle is my absolute favorite Potter character.

I adore the drawing of her waddling away sans wash dress--all brown & spiny!

I love your knitted version, she is BEAUTIFUL!!!

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

This is definitely the sweetest and softest family around!
Have a wonderful Thursday, Suzanne xxxx

Jen from SewnNatural said...

i love these! way to go!

Julian said...

i LOVE her stories, and I LOVE thoes charachters you made! Oh how sweet!

Unknown said...

What can I say? They're all absolutely beautiful. I especially love Mrs. Tiggy Winkle in her apron.

Debra said...


SF said...

Oh my, they are so beautiful!!! :) We love Beatrix Potter too. over here. :D xx

Kelly said...

Dear Suzanne
Again, I have to say how you really have an incredible talent - so very creative and so original. I can just see the different characters in your treasures. Someone is going to be incredibly happy!

Susan said...

Suzanne~I'm speechless. Your characters are so life-like and my special someone is going to love them. I am in awe of your beautiful work and the many hours you've spent recreating this story gift.

I just can't wait to sit in your kitchen with a cup a love that :)
I love you, xoxo

gardenmama said...

this is so you suzanne! i love these sweet little friends, simply precious!

Unknown said...

Dear Suzanne, your little knitted animals are so adorable. I have not read any tales of Beatrix Potter but I'm sure they are delightful. My little boys are enjoying all the Thornton Burgess " Animal Adventures" of the Green Forest and of the humerus tales of Findus the cat and Pettson. Happy holiday crafting. xxx

Jackie said...

Oh these brought memories. My older daughter adored Peter Rabbit, and when we took her out of school, aged 6, depressed, troubled and closed up, we did a whole term of work on Beatrix Potter for our first homeschool adventure. We learned about the stories, but also about the woman, about herdwick sheep, and lakeland farms, and the National Trust, and my little girl sat in the garden, and painted pictures of her rabbit.
They will be much loved - you are so clever!

Valarie said...

These are beyond cute. You've captured them beautifully. They are so endearing. I know your children are loving them. I'm always so inspired by the Beatrix Potter stories. So many cozy memories of being read to in bed. Hope all is well with you and yours. Take care and big hugs.

Heather said...

So beuatiful. I am just in love with that ribbit that you knit. What a treasure.

erin said...

These are so adorable, you are truly talented!

Cindy Ribet said...

ARe you selling these? Or do you have the patterns. They are wonderful.
I need these.