I received a newsletter from Living Felt a few days ago, (Living Felt are the organisers of Peacefelt). They are currently organising something called Operation Bunny Drop follow this link for full details, here is an extract:
We will be crafting soft and simple bunnies for children in Japan who are recovering from the effects of the recent natural disastors, many displaced and all needing LOVE and HOPE.
This beautiful and inspired project was brought to us by Liz Minnick, a fiber friend currently in Japan. Liz is in Japan work with youth through a professional circus group. Liz and friends will deliver the hand-crafted bunnies in late May of 2011
If you are interested in taking part, you need to register on their Facebook page (theres a link on the Crafts with Purpose page Ive linked to above). The deadline for sending bunnies is 13th May 2011.
Yesterday I felted a bunny... he is still drying out. I adapted the moongazing hare resist, making it chubbier and with shorter wider ears.
I used merino for him in cream & chocolate brown for his himalayan type markings, and BFL locks for their bubbly texture. Well felted and pebbly he is soooo soft.. I'm hoping that he may bring a little comfort and love where it is so needed.
More to follow when he is finished. If I have time I'm thinking of making a brightly coloured one too.