Just a couple more images of the bunny, with added leggings, and a little felt bag with birthday card inside for a special friend. The little rabbit ended up being called Corinna.
Corinna was named after a real historical character -actually, Corinne- Corinne Adelaide Lynch-Lopez to be precise. Sadly she only survived . 5 months; hopefully Corinna will last a lot longer. Just in case you're interested the name was lifted from a book Brian was reading and the name sort of stuck.
The real Corinne's mother led an amazingly adventurous fascinating and heroic life. She was Eliza Lynch (Eliza Alicia Lynch Lopez), born in Cork, County Cork, Ireland in 1835. Then emigrated to Paris with her family at the age of ten, to escape the Great Irish Famine. She married a French Officer who was then posted to Algeria. In 1880, left him in Algeria returning to Paris to live with her mother after suffering ill health. In Paris she became a courtesan and met General Francisco Solano Lopez,the son of the Paraguayan dictator. Eliza returned with Lopez to Paraguay and became his partner - they never married but she bore him six children and supported him through the Paraguayan Wars. She rose to become the richest and most notorious woman in Spanish America. Eliza, was extremely enterprising - a small contribution which may be of interest to the sewing crafters, she commissioned two sewing machines to be shipped from England to Paraguay.
Eliza Lynch died in obscurity in Paris. She was vilified in Latin American History and dubbed an ambitious courtesan. However nowadays, this has been completely overturned. Over a hundred years later, her body was exhumed and brought back to Paraguay, where she was proclaimed a National Heroine, in much the same way as Eva Peron in Argentina.
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