Friday, March 29, 2013

Impractical sewing is the best.

Maggie Bunny.



Sometimes, you just need to toss your long and practical "to-sew" list and stitch a bunny.


Maggie Bunny.


This is Alicia Paulson's Miss Maggie Bunny. When the kits went on sale, I nabbed one right away. Good thing too, because they sold out in less than a day! I don't know, there is just something about Miss Maggie: her old fashioned look, the soft wool felt, the Liberty cotton dress, her excellent name ... I just fell in love. (Don't worry, Alicia's making more kits. Or you can buy the pattern here.)

Maggie Bunny.


My favorite part - everyone's favorite part - is her little lace-up boots.

Maggie Bunny.


Although I intended (in a vague way) to make this bunny for my Maggie, Joe has really taken to her and has been carrying her around, showing everyone her boots, her shawl, her whiskers, and how she has "a body!" under her dress, demonstrated by hiking her skirt up and exposing her bottom. (Poor Maggie might need some bloomers, for decency's sake!) This is extra sweet because Joe has never been one for stuffed animals or dolls. He calls her "Bunny Rabbit." Of course. He took her to bed with him last night!


I have plans for a little pair of pants and shirt for her ... 

Way. Too. Much. Fun.

8 comments:

  1. Oh I love her!!! Bunny Rabbit, she is beautiful and I know will be well loved! :)
    I did a bit of impractical sewing myself...bunnies too :) The kids haven't seen them yet...I hope they love them, b/c I do!

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    1. OMG, I love your bunnies, Jane!! They are perfect! Squee!

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    2. awe thanks Inder! I'm seriously loving this miss maggie too though...I think it's the dress and the boots...I might need to buy the pattern ;)

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  2. Oh she looks so perfect hanging about with all those books. But I'm sure she looks even more perfect being loved by Joe!

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  3. Lol, Jane, I thought the same re the books! Love her very much :-)

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  4. She's the sweetest! Beautifully made!

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  5. That little boot is to die for!!

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  6. Thanks everyone! She was so much fun to sew. For periods of excessive sewing obligations, I highly recommend taking a break and stitching a bunny. :-)

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