Good morning ladies and gentlemen. Am I glad it's Saturday! It's been a long, hard week, well it feels like it, despite Monday being a bank holiday and Thursday being a day of annual leave (bead class, more later...), I still feel like I've had a full week at work.
Wednesday night saw me staying up late watching My 3 Wives (LOVE it, love My 3 Wives, My 4 Wives (also called Sister Wives), My 5 Wives, Breaking the Faith... anyone know of anymore?) and sewing the final stitches in my August A Lovely Year of Finishes goal.
I bought this bunny pattern at Harrogate last year, along with an FQ of cream fleece which I thought would do nicely. It did do nicely.
I showed you these photos in my WIP post this week and so many people seemed to think I was talking about the pin cushion as my WIP. I didn't make that pin cushion! It was made by the lovely Katherine and is in the photo as I was using it at the time. No, I was showing you these arms.
I know at least one person guessed correctly that these were clothes for a bunny.
and here she is in her clothes. She has aquarium gravel in her base to help her stand up. The dress is made from a FQ I found in my drawer. No idea where it came from, it wouldn't be my usual style so I probably bought it because I liked it, but this was the perfect use for it. I paired it with some blue wool felt, embroidered with white Perle cotton size 8.
I added a small Broderie Anglaise trim to the bottom of her skirt which I think just adds the right amount of prettiness.
I put off embroidering her face and adding the black beads for eyes as I was scared I'd mess it up. I actually think I did a good job, I prefer her face to the one in the example photo. Oh, and I haven't called her Melody, I've called her Belinda. No idea why other than I had a beloved doll call Belinda as a child, handmade by my grandma I think.
Embroidering the pattern on her jacket and trying to get it symmetrical on each side was not easy and I'm not sure I succeeded, but who's going to notice? (Apart from the fact I'll likely point it out to everyone!)
This is Bertie. I found myself talking to Bertie quite a lot whilst embroidering the flowers and finishing the garland. I'm a little bit in love with him.
He sits in this egg. I really don't know why. Mr CA pointed out that rabbits don't come out of eggs, which I knew. Maybe this is an Easter bunny, but bunnies are for life (or approx 10-12 years), not just for Easter, so Belinda and Bertie will live on my mantle piece year round.
And that, ladies and gentlemen, is not only my ALYOF goal for the month, but also my second FAL finish for the quarter (technically 3rd, but I haven't shown you the 2nd yet so we'll renumber them). Two (or three) out of 12, wow, going great guns over here!
Linking up here:
Here's my FAL Q3 goal-setting post
Here's my ALYOF goal-setting post