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The Story Of Rosebud

by greenrabbitdesigns


A few weeks before Christmas I got a message from Santa Claus asking me if I would make a rabbit for him as a certain little girl living in Yorkshire had put a Green Rabbit bunny on her Christmas list. Now I’m sure some of you lovely people out there who are makers will have had a similar request from this special gentle man before and of course will know how he makes contact, however I can’t reveal how it was done, as with all things concerned with Santa Claus, it is all top secret.


This of course was very exciting for me, being asked by the great man himself to make a bunny for him to deliver on Christmas Eve. So I set to work and picked my yarns, material and buttons and when I had decided on her colours, her name just came to me, she was going to be called Rosebud! She has rosebuds on her skirt, a rosebud in her ear and a little rose button on her cardigan.


Just as I can’t reveal how Santa contacted me about making a bunny, I also can’t reveal how the bunny got to Santa for him to deliver on Christmas Eve. Everything is such a big secret!!! I do know that she arrived and that the little girl is very happy with Rosebud. It was a very special thing to be asked to do!


I do hope you all had a lovely Christmas! We had a very enjoyable, quiet, family Christmas here!

The new year is fast approaching bringing with it the springtime and you know how much I look forward to that! 🙂

There is a 25% off sale in my shop at the moment, if you’re interested, just enter WINTER2012 at the checkout!

Happy weekend! 🙂

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Jane December 28, 2012 - 5:13 pm

Glad you had a lovely Christmas Vivienne. Little Rosebud is perfect and Santa is a very clever man in all he does. I am sure she is so loved by the recipient. My Holly had a wonderful time ;0) I have just noticed we have used exactly the same code for our end of year sale in our Etsy shops….LOL…great minds eh. Enjoy the rest of the holiday as we look forward to “preSpring”, I have noticed lots of bulbs in the garden are peeping up.
Jane x

Simone December 28, 2012 - 6:10 pm

What little girl (or big girl) wouldn’t want to receive a rosebud?! I love to see how your little bunnies ‘evolve’!!! x

Gina December 28, 2012 - 6:27 pm

As with all your bunnies, she is delightful Vivienne. I’m sure the recipient was over the moon!

Leah December 28, 2012 - 7:21 pm

Rosebud is supercute – a perfect christmas present for a little girl.:-)

Mia December 28, 2012 - 7:36 pm

Hello Vivienne,

What a sweet girl Rosebud is, and that name is just perfect for her! I am sure she made someone’s Christmas wonderful – and the days to come.

I wish you wonderful weekend and Happy New Year 2013 soon too!


Helen Philipps December 28, 2012 - 8:09 pm

Rosebud is sooo cute! What a special gift from Santa! She is perfect for a little girl to cuddle, and I love the rosebud and the pretty cardi. Like you I love seeing the bulbs coming through and knowing that once new year comes we’re heading into spring 🙂
Wishing you a happy weekend.
Helen x

Susana December 29, 2012 - 9:25 am

Hola. Me encanta¡¡¡¡ Feliz año nuevo 2013¡¡¡

Anne December 29, 2012 - 6:49 pm

Loved hearing the story of Rosebud. Looking forward to many more springtime bunnies!! Happy New Year, Vivienne


knitsofacto December 29, 2012 - 10:26 pm

She’s adorable … far better than anything one of the elves could have made … I’m told they really aren’t good with crochet and stitching 😉

Happy New Year Vivienne 😀

Stephanie December 30, 2012 - 12:27 pm

Hello Vivienne! I’ve just returned home from a few days away,switched on the computer and gazed with great pleasure at Rosebud. Thanks to her I have just had my first delectable whiff of springtime. Yes Vivienne; we’ve got all that glorious spring pageant to come 🙂

Patty December 30, 2012 - 2:59 pm

Hi Vivienne, good to hear you’ve had a lovely family Christmas. How nice that another bunny has made it to Yorkshire, Rosebud is gorgeous with lovely looking soft ears! Some lucky little person will be enjoying her company right now! Happy new year when it gets here. x

Karen December 31, 2012 - 8:18 am

I”be been enjoying your wee blog this year and just wanted to wish you a happy, healthy and peaceful new year.

caitlin bell March 22, 2013 - 4:15 pm

i love my rosebud bunny she is sooo cute!

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