Wednesday, January 7, 2009

The Curious Case of Brownie Bunny

After Christmas when Wal-Mart had Rubbermaid bins on sale for $5, I decided to try to organize our storage in "our" corner of the attic. While doing so, I came across my bin of select, childhood stuffed toys that have sentimental value to me. One such toy is Brownie...a little brown bunny rabbit that was one of my very favorite toys when I was little.

I've had him forever. And I think he was old when I got him. His head is filled with an old-school looking fiber filling and his body is full of beanie-type thingys. But sadly, as you can see, one of Brownie's eyes was chewed off. It's my own fault...my old room was a disaster area back when I lived in my parents' basement before I got married, and I didn't have Brownie in a safe place up off the floor...so the mice got to him, no doubt to obtain some bedding for their nests or something. (Just to let you know...before my mother gets upset at me for announcing to cyberspace that their house has mice...my parents have since fixed the mouse problem.)
Anyway...when I found Brownie last week, with that gaping hole where his right eye used to be, too sentimental for me to bear the thought of throwing him away, I decided to fix him. First I sewed up the hole...

Then I was going to give him a classic "X" eye with black embroidery thread (although I had the option of replacing both eyes with safety eyes) , but CJ made the suggestion of giving him an eyepatch. I thought it was a cute idea...so now Brownie looks like a Pirate Bunny...


Now I suppose I need to make him a little pirate shirt and give him a little cutlass! I know he still looks a little ratty (give him a break! He's probably over 20 years old!), but he's going to need to literally fall apart before I'll throw him away!

2 comments:

Melissa said...

thats awesome. I still have my doll from childhood. Its such a special memory.

as far as the mice. we had mice problems for a while too. it was awful! And caused by my roommate. I was not a happy girl!

Kasey Nichols said...

That is too cute. I have a doll that has been sewed and hot glued back together (the arms and legs are plastic) numerous times. You can't throw them away!