Well, I remembered to download my photos off my camera, so I have some stuff to share from the weekend. I finished Sweet Pea's Easter Bunny I made for her. Here it is:
I think it turned out pretty cute, and it was a blast to make. I got the pattern here. Instructions were well written and easy to follow. I made a couple of adjustments.
First, after my recent move, I could not find my blasted embroidery floss anywhere! I have a ton of it, but do you think I could find it? And, of course, it was 11:00 at night when I was working on it, so I couldn't just run to the store. So, I used my satin stitch on my sewing machine to do the eyes, nose, and mouth instead. I think it turned out okay. I'm not the greatest at satin stitching, so I was nervous, and it's far from perfect.
Also, again because I couldn't find the embroidery floss and because, although I LOVE handwork, I just wasn't in the mood for it, I substituted the hand embroidered carrots on the bib with these machine applique ones. I did these on my embroidery machine using a part of a design from My Fair Lady Designs. I used a design from the set Sweet Spring Quilt. I tried to post a link to it, but the link then didn't work. If you go to her "What's New" tab and scroll down, you'll see the set "Sweet Spring Quilt." Click on that, and you can see the design set. I used the carrots (4x4 hoop size) for the corner blocks. I just skipped the steps for making the block and only did the steps for the carrots. I felt pretty good that I used a piece from a set I already owned and didn't have to buy something new. I am usually not that resourceful, so that was good. Here's a close up of the embroidery:
I thought it turned out pretty cute. I used the same fabric for the carrot applique as I used for the carrot "softie" the bunny is holding. Shelly's designs (Shelly is "My Fair Lady") are so awesome. The stitch quality is amazing, her instructions are impeccable, and the designs are cute but classy. If you have never checked her out, you should. Her prices are extremely reasonable, especially considering the quality of the stitching you get.
So, I put it all together in the Easter basket, and here it was:
Look right behind the bunny's ears. See the pink fabric in the Easter basket? My friend, Linda, made the cutest little dress and gave it to me to give to Sweet Pea. Well, Sweet Pea went nuts over the basket and all the goodies. When she saw the dress, she immediately stripped off her pajamas and put it on. She looked cute in it, but I neglected to get a photo. Coming soon, Linda! Thanks for the great dress!
I let the Easter Bunny take credit for the bunny and dress. That was really hard to do. I guess when she gets older, I can tell her I made the bunny. But for now, I'm letting EB get the credit. Grr...
Well, I better go for today. Up later this week, some links to some handmade soap, my quilting frustrations from the weekend, progress on my applique, etc.
Until next time,