JANNA VANDERVEEN

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Mixed Media Painting | Penelope Bloom’s Ballerina Bunny Penelope Bloom has been on my mind again, along with her beloved toy bunny, reminding me of the purity and innocence of childhood. For a brief moment, I saw a Penelope Bloom bunny come to life, dancing in the light of the moon, free of everything that would weigh her down as she moved without constraints. Perhaps someday we will do the same. I… Read More

Acrylic Finger Painting | Girl in Forest I had a vision of a girl standing between the trees with her bunny, staring out at the world. She was neither happy nor sad. Accepting, I think. Maybe somewhat lost and alone. But ultimately, I knew that she belonged in this forest of light, where peace, love, and beauty abound. Girl in Forest, Janna Vanderveen 2017

Penelope Bloom dressed up as her favorite bunny for Halloween. Cute or creepy. You tell me. (Click on thumbnail for high-resolution image) Handmade by Sweetheart by Janna

My daughter has been asking for a rainbow and pink Penelope Bloom Bunny for over a year.  Yesterday, I decided it was time to fulfill on my promise and make her one. I checked on my daughter late at night, and noticed that she slept with her new bunny snuggled tight in her arms. That made it all worth while!    

Haakon picked this handmade, small brown Penelope Bloom boutique bunny to be his friend. It is the perfect size for his three-year-old hands. His big sister Asti picked out the medium dark pink bunny. And…big pink bunny with sweethearts has also found a special home. Oh happy day! Handmade by Sweetheart by Janna

Asti’s picked out this pretty in pink, large Penelope Bloom boutique bunny. Handmade by Sweetheart by Janna

Medium light brown Penelope Bloom boutique bunny. Handmade by Sweetheart by Janna

I love this light purple- pink 11 inch bunny.  Soft and feminine, she is perfect for little hands. Medium violet Penelope Bloom bunny adopted by Linda. Handmade by Sweetheart by Janna

Large grey boutique Penelope Bloom bunny adopted by Diane. Handmade by Sweetheart by Janna

Would you like to win this beautiful “Sweetheart by Janna” boutique 18″ gray bunny? Visit Penelope Bloom Bunny Giveaway | Penelope Bloom for details. The contest is available from 10/23/2013 to 10/27/2013 (Sunday 10:00 PM) Handmade by Sweetheart by Janna

Penelope Bloom is a four-year-old detective ballerina.  She is an adorable, rough and tumble, curious, and strong-willed child who loves to wear tutu’s and princess dress-up clothes while solving mysteries with her friends. She is not a “princess” like you’d imagine the perfect child, but utterly loveable in all her less than perfect ways. Tricia Bos ( illustrator)  and I are working to develop a series of children’s books based on this beloved character. To learn… Read More

Meet Big Pink Boutique Bunny At the insistence of my children, I redesigned my existing bunny pattern to create the “BIG” bunny and I am thrilled with the result!  This beautiful 18 inch, bright pink bunny,  is made with ultra soft minky (the  fabric used to create upscale baby blankets). Her limbs and the inside of her ears feature three coordinating floral cotton fabrics. Her hand embroidered face includes tri-colored brown eyes and a cute green nose.  Taking only a measly… Read More

Poor pink boutique bunny. With your ouchies and boo boos galore. Hopefully some hugs and kisses will heal your accidental scars, and detract from your rather distorted head. But you’re beautiful just the way you are. Medium, light pink, Penelope Bloom boutique bunny. Handmade by Sweetheart by Janna

Meet Yellow Bunny Adopted by Chloe My three-year-old daughter has been begging me, for the past several months, to make her a yellow bunny.  The request came at unexpected times over the course of any given day, which meant she’d obviously given it some thought And how could I resist the pleas of this beautiful little girl. I’d make her the moon if she asked…a stuffed plushie of course. She needed a friend… Read More

Meet Medium Red and Small Blue Ninja Bunnies Made at the request of my sons, these bunnies are not only soft and cuddly, they are super-hero ninja fighting monsters.  Subjected to beatings and masterful escapades, they’ve been known to find themselves in the most unpredictable situations. Until rescued by my three-year old daughter who carries them around everywhere and makes sure they are tucked safely beneath her covers at night. Battered and bruised, small blue bunny has… Read More

Meet Blue and Purple Bunny Adopted by Chloe Bunnies are stinkin cute! After working many hours to perfect a bunny design, I’ve come up with these two cuties. The blue bunny is 12 inches, the purple 6 inches. Perfect for little hands. Medium blue and small purple “Penelope Bloom” boutique bunny. Handmade by Sweetheart by Janna

Meet Brooke. This pretty bunny is affectionately referred to as “purple bunny” in our home.   After hours of adapting my original bunny design and sewing together Purple Bunny #1 (disaster – officially referred to as ugly bunny) I went back to my initial design and made some smaller adjustments.   Purple Bunny #2 was born.  I will continue to play with her pattern a little before deeming it complete.  More pictures will follow I’m sure. At 6.5… Read More