12/03/2013 § 1 Comment
visits her cousin Rosie Rabbit and brings a basket of pink primroses and her teddy-bear!
Molly Rabbit spent a lot of time, yesterday, being most particular about the little flowers that just HAD to be embroidered onto her booties!
I think Mollie and Rosie are going to have some adventures together. They’re a rather old-fashioned prim pair of bunnies.
It’s definitely hat-wearing weather here in the UK at the moment – easterly winds from way up north are fit to blow your ears off (if you’re a bunny)! I think I’d better make Miss Rosie a hat to keep her warm.
PS Bunnies and bunny dresses from Alicia Paulson’s Miss Maggie Rabbit pattern. Cardigan, shawl, hat & flower basket are my own designs.
11/03/2013 § Leave a comment
Meet Molly Rabbit …
She’s also quite shy and has her very own little teddy-bear! Earlier on today I found her rummaging in my button box for a tiny button for her cardigan. She’s very particular and doesn’t want to be seen until her outfit is finished. She caused such a fuss about her boots – first the laces had to be a different colour from Rosie Rabbit’s and then – well, you’ll have to wait and see!
In the meantime, I’ve been enjoying a bit of fuss and here are some photos that I took yesterday evening …
Do you like the card from Flora (for Mother Duck’s Day) – it’s over on the right of the photo above and I think Daddy Duck did really well to find that one!
I’m working very hard to stay calm and quiet. There really isn’t any better therapy than hand-sewing and knitting tiny clothes for the bunnies! I have to step off the merry-go-round so that I can be ready for a bumpy ride when my beloved man is in hospital at the end of this week.
Many, many thanks to so many of you for your good wishes. Please keep everything crossed for us. I hope to pop back with some photos of Molly in the next day or so.
PS See Miss Mollie all finished, with her teddy-bear, her basket of flowers and her hat – here.
09/03/2013 § 27 Comments
Now, this has been a strange week for me. I’ll spare you the details, but I’m at home, and I’ve been told in no uncertain terms that I must rest and relax. No day job for me at the moment, though home and family are going to need all my strength and support next week on Friday and for a while afterwards. I need to conserve my energy and be very strong.
I enjoy sharing my own designs and creations here, on my blog. I feel as though I’ve made contacts and friends with so many like-minded people but in truth, I’m a very private person, and I don’t think I’ll share the details of what’s happening here, in public. Over the next couple of months, I’m likely to pop in and out of blogland as time allows. Hopefully I’ll be able to do some sewing and manage some photos.
Today I’ve made a little friend to keep me company in the coming weeks. And I’ve LOVED making her – Thank you Alicia for this super pattern. I’ve so enjoyed the simplicity of hand sewing, whilst sharing the sofa with Belle this afternoon, my grandmother’s silver thimble on my finger and my little pincushion alongside. I had bits and bobs and scraps of fabric and yarn – plenty to make a bunnykins. From the very start, I knew she’d have red boots!
Rosie’s a character – a sweet character. She reminds me of a 12 year old who’s just shot up and her skirt is just a tad shorter than it should be! (I turned up too deep a hem)! She still loves her own dollies though, and has a little bunnykins toy of her own. She may have a basket of flowers soon, but today has been a day for total chilling out – I didn’t even make it to the shed to hunt for the tiny dolly baskets that I know are hidden out there somewhere!
Tonight I shall dream of her trotting around when I’m fast asleep. They’ll jump fir cones on the hearth and canter up the folds of the quilt over the sofa back and stand on the top ridge, surveying the dark home. His little hooves will move silently over the hearth mat and past the sleeping dogs, down the steps to the kitchen and back up – hold tight Rosie!
Hope to see you soon.
I’m linking up to Handmade Monday and will pop round later to see what’s been made this week.
Miss Maggie Rabbit (Rosie) now has a friend to keep her company and I can’t wait to show her to you (She’s here). At the moment, she’s sitting on the mantlepiece, surrounded by the prettiest tiny pink roses in a stylish planter (Thank You, Caroline), and bunches of tulips and cards (Thank You, Boys)!