Rachael Rabbit was a hand made toy rabbit given to me when I was really young. Rachael Rabbit came with me everywhere - she was my best friend and companion - I was very protective of her - and was constantly terrified of losing her and in fact I wasn't entirely sure how I would cope with life without her.
Now I am older and Rachael Rabbit is too - in her travels she developed some matted fur (from too much snuggling and kissing), lost an eye (a dreadful tale) and some other injuries were also endured - all but her missing eye were lovingly repaired by my mother while I looked on - worried that Rachael Rabbit might not make it through the operation .....
After so many years with Rachael Rabbit - it amazes me how this hand made gift has been more important to me than many other things that have passed through my life so far. She is a treasure - she now sits, retired from snuggling (I don't wish to harm her anymore) - next to Teddy (my 1st true love).
There is something about hand made things - they contain so much love and effort - they carry beauty alone just because of this.