Here's a close-up of one...
Silly, right? These all started because my dear hubby is an Antique Radio enthusiast. He buys the radios that need help... refurbishes the exterior and also fixes the technicals inside the radio to make them play. One of the parts we have an abundance of is TUBES! Boxes of them! And, when he buys large amounts of tubes from estates, sometimes some TV tubes are mixed in with the radio tubes... and rather than throw them away, I am "repurposing" them in a whimsical fashion! LOL!
I came about this idea last year, when I wanted to send a little funny handmade gift to Kathy. We have rug hooking and primitive crafts in common... but both Kathy and myself are married to Ham Radio Guys! So, the Radio Rabbit was created as a silly kinda Easter gift! Simple wool pieces all blanket stitched with pearl cotton... attached to a genuine antique TV vacuum tube... This year, my hubby asked me to make a couple more for his friends and also for him to sell when he vends at local radio swap meets. I even added a couple to my Etsy shop. They are just so silly to look at! :-)
And now, I remember that I promised to announce a winner to the pattern giveaway on the day of my next posting of a finish! Using the old fashioned method of writing entries on small pieces paper and giving them a good mix up... the winner that was selected was...
Ann of 1803 Ohio Farm Baskets
Please email me your mailing address Ann, and I'll get these patterns out to you as soon as I can! Enjoy them!
Thank you to everyone that entered the drawing! Look for more pattern giveaways in the near future... remember, as I finish the pattern, I will give the pattern away for someone else to enjoy!
Sunshine smiles to ya'!