Babbitt in Canada

This little Babbitt was made for a newborn baby boy and sent off to Canada. I chose the book I LOVE YOU SO MUCH by Robert Munsch as it’s such a lovely story with great illustrations by Sheila McGraw.

Here he is with his new owner Kyle 🙂

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Babbitt in Essex

This Babbitt was ordered for Christmas for a little girl in Brentwood Essex along with a copy of Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney. If you’d like to order a Babbitt for a birthday, Christening or yourself just email me at rachel.jillions@gmail.com I can make boys or girls and material/colour suggestions are welcomed!

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Babbitt #7 in Wales

This Babbitt was made for a 2 year old little girl in Cardiff named Poppy 🙂 accompanied with a copy of The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams.

If you’d like to order a Babbitt and book for £25 just email me rachel.jillions@gmail.com

 

Babbitt #4 Germany

These 2 cuties were commissioned for 2 little ones in Germany. I was quite busy in the run up to Christmas so had carried them in my bag so I could get sewing in any free bit of time I had…luckily I had a train journey to York for a social media course one day…

 

Babbitt #2 Collaboration for a Christening

I was commissioned to make a Babbitt by My friend, Zoe, of Zoe Beck design for a christening present for Beau. Zoe gave me some fabric she had designed and printed and I created the Babbitt from this, so it was a design collaboration 🙂

   

Beau and mum Dawn of Fairytale Occasions visit the Facebook page loved the Babbitt and book and sent these photos to me 🙂

Thank you for the great photos Dawn and great collaborating with you Zoe, let’s do it again soon!

If you’d like to order a Babbitt, just email me at rachel.jillions@me.com

Babbitts on Etsy

Babbitt by Rachel Jillions

I have now listed my first Babbitt on Etsy!

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Babbitt 1a 1b 1c

Handmade soft toy ‘Babbitt’ inspired by one of my favourite childhood stories.

This Babbitt (name invented by Theo aged 2) is inspired and accompanied by Alpaca by Rosemary Billam, a storybook I read with my dad in the early 80s.

The Babbitt is handmade, hand washable, is made from locally sourced fabrics and has a hand embroidered face and paws. It is inspired by the Alpaca in the book and by my house rabbit Nigel.

Easy to care for and will withstand everyday life with a baby and toddler.

I’m hoping this will help children and their parents enjoy more bedtime stories together and build strong loving bonds.

Ram’s Place Fashion by the Barbican

I went to a great event on Saturday 12 July organised by the Barbican, with VOGUE GOES ROGUE and the extraordinary Lyall Hakaraia leading a folk art-inspired fashion procession and ceremony, alongside work by designers Craig LawrenceLouize Harries and Laura Shepherd.

Ram's Place Nicola Bowery Craig Lawrence Craig Lawrence 2

 

Giant handmade totems by Lyall Hakaraia, Craig Lawrence, Louize Harries and Laura Shepherd paraded through East London from the Barbican to Ram’s Place in Hackney, followed by talks from Nicola Bowery (Leigh Bowery’s wife) and Lyall Hakaraia, music from folk singers and entertainment from drag act Jonny Woo.

The market was on from 12 – 20 July 2014, Ram Place (off Morning Lane)

http://www.barbican.org.uk/artgallery/event-detail.asp?id=16304

Rabbits by Rachel Jillions

Rabbit by Rachel Jillions

 

Soft toys designed and handmade by Rachel Jillions.

One-off designs, inspired by favourite childhood storybooks and created in your favourite baby clothing to create toys with attachment, meaning and value. These toys have been made with a lot of love and will be treasured over generations.