I can't resist a good picture book and this is one of my favourites, The Happy Lion's Rabbits.
The original book was The Happy Lion, they were written by Louise Fatio but more importantly illustrated by Roger Duvoisin.
I found this waistcoat a while ago, it's a bright red wool moleskin, beautifully made with a fair bit of hand stitching. I thought it would be a good canvas for a bit of embroidery.
The Lion ends up with so many rabbit friends that he has to give them away.
Here he is with just a few of his little friends.