Friday, March 29, 2013
Impractical sewing is the best.
Sometimes, you just need to toss your long and practical "to-sew" list and stitch a 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.)
My favorite part - everyone's favorite part - is her little lace-up boots.
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.