for a special two-year-old…

… I wanted to make something fun. Like a toy. I had been reading a magazine which featured toy rabbits for easter time. I thought,

“what a perfect gift for someone turning two!”

These were my first ideas:


which turned into this:


and eventually this:


I had a feeling that this toy might be a little too old for Cooper (the to-be-two-year-old in question). So I decided to go book shopping.


I found this one in my local book shop. I love the friendliness of the colours, and the warmth of the ending. It makes me smile every time I read it, and, even better, it inspired the idea for the card:


(two animals for the boy turning two.)


For Cooper, with love.

Heathcote, Autumn, 2010

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