Welcome to The Gingerbread Bunny! I'm Sarah, a textile artist specialising in crochet and felt based in Wigan in the North-West of England.

On my blog, you can find my day-to-day craft adventures and tutorials.

You can find details of my work for sale and workshops on my website - www.thegingerbreadbunny.co.uk

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

The Gift of Giving

Happy Birthday to me!

Last week I celebrated my 28th birthday!  I am a great lover of birthdays as it means I get to have a special day for me (I spent it at the coast and visiting a yarn shop!), you get a birthday cake (I love cake) and, best of all, lots of presents for me! 

The tradition of giving gifts can be traced back to as early as Roman times when people gave gifts on a person's birthday as a good luck token.  Many years ago in Europe, people believed that evil spirits would seek you out on your birthday and haunt you and so people would gather together to protect that person with good wishes and so presents became a symbol of this.

I received lots of fab presents for my birthday, some very nice shoes off Mr Bunny, tribal jewellery for bellydancing off my Mum and Dad, jewellery, candles, photo frames, smellies and chocolate off other friends and family members for me to enjoy as well! 

I also received a crafty crochet gift off my best friend, Mrs Shinybees (she has a fab crafty blog you can check out) of some gorgeous Sirdar Snuggly wool, which I have already petted, and patterns for a cloche hat that I can't wait to start making!

A very thoughtful gift for a crocheter!

Sometimes, however, people give you gifts and it isn't your birthday or Christmas.  I love these gifts, both giving and receiving them!  Quite often I buy gifts that I have seen and think someone would appreciate.  This week I received a fabulous present in the post from the lovely Ali (writer of the fabulous Random Wooliness blog)  who was the winner of the beautiful red book pouch in my giveaway.  She has made and sent me some fabulous felted bunnies that are just so cute! 

Aren't they just so cute?!
 They have been made by needle felting, using some merino and silk blend fibre and the dark brown one from some uncarded wool covered with fibre.  I feel very honoured to be the recipient of such beautiful gifts and am going to place them in very special places.  Thank you so much Ali!


  1. Glad you liked it. Love the wee cotton tailed bunnies! Fab!

  2. Happy Belated Birthday Sarah!
    Glad you like the bunnies...and that they have gone to a happy home!!
    Ali x