Genevieve has pined and begged and schemed for a pet as soon as she was old enough to talk, which was pretty young.
Finally, her father and I judged that a little outside bunny could suit everybody. Rabbit hutches are not easy to come by for less than $200 around here, so my husband is doing some more stash-busting; I can hear the hammer banging as I type this.
Genevieve was so excited by her bunny that she ate approximately two bites of her requested chocolate cake with peanut butter icing.
She told us the bunny is the best gift in the world, that she won't have to catch salamanders in the yard anymore - she'll save her attention only for her bunny. I figure the salamanders owe me one.
On the birthday morning, I was suddenly seized with a bunting madness, and tore into my fabric in a kind of frenzy. I don't know how these creative fits come on (too much Pinterest?), but I like to burn through when it's here.
I call this bunting "casual" because I finished no edges and cut out the triangles pretty fast; other people would call this sloppy in the extreme. I was focused on a fun party vibe, so I chose chaotic colors and random bits of trim out of my stash.
(A useful side lesson: sewing with fringe trim is tricky.) I wanted the bunting to look good from both sides, so I sewed together two triangles of the fabric that had a wrong side.