She has me laughing, crying and most importantly inspired. What a woman, full of great designs and can write a line or two. Sometimes I think I'm boardering web stalking, if there is such a thing, but I know that I just admire her and she makes me laugh and I love reading about her life and her adorable daughter (I cried buckets when she came into their lives!!!).
Her most recent designs is a rabbit called Maggie ........ she is just gorgeous. Unfortunately I wasn't quick enough to buy a kit from her before they sold out and I couldn't wait for her to re-stock, so I bought a down-loadable pattern and bought the materials myself.
Here is my first Maggie ......
|Body sewn together|
|All ready for her dress and cape|
|All finished. I LOVE her!|
When I ordered the materials, I bought LOADS, so I've been making more, 4 more, all at the same time. I've been seeing rabbits in my sleep!
Bodies made, arms and legs stuffed, ears sewn, booties cut and yarn ready.
On another note, I really need to sort out my sewing space as it's driving me mad. I sit here on the sofa during the day as I have the daylight coming through the window and the side table is great for keeping everything on. But in the evening it's too dark and I can't see anything.
I then move over to this corner were the light is. The chair is really uncomfortable as the seat support broke and Irwin cut a square of wood to replace it. It's HARD! The chest of draws is where I keep all my supplies (we bought this a couple of weeks ago as we didn't really have a lot of storage in the living room and I have hijacked it!).
The draws are slowly getting filled up with fabric. I just need to move all the other supplies that are in another chest of draws up in my bedroom downstairs so they are all in one place. What I need to do is to get Irwin to put a shelf in the bottom draw, one that slides across I can still get the things underneath. "Irwin ........... ".
Anyway, back to the bunnies
On Saturday afternoon I started cutting all the pattern pieces for my bunnies. One was for my daughter Em, two presents for friends and one special present for a little girl who was coming to see me this week. I'm friends with her mum and last week they had to go through the heartbreaking experience of having their 5 year old dog Honey put to sleep as she had cancer, soooo sad :-( I thought that I would make one for her daughter so that she would have something else to cuddle and hoping that it would cheer her up a little.
I had my first Maggie sat up on my mantelpiece so I could see her and admire her and lover her. I underestimated how long it would take me to make them all and I knew that hers would not be finished in time for her visit on the Tuesday.
I gave her my Maggie, her needs were greater than mine and I will keep one of the new ones. She loved her!
I knew that Alicia would approve.
Love Marge x