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Monday, 2 October 2006

Wabbit, wabbit

I have liked the Sheepish Designs Wabbit series for quite a while now, so I decided I would stitch one for my DD, the only trouble was she wanted two of them as she could not decide what she liked best. So I came up with the idea of doing both designs she liked but only making one actual Wabbit. I added a couple of buttons to make it a bit prettier one of them is a bee and the other a small heart. I used a selection of my own overdye thread colours as I had none of the correct colours and could not get teal green linen but I like the way the softer colours have turned out.

I decided to make 'Wabbit's Garden into a pretty little needlecase and added a small bee button to the top left corner so it matched with the big Wabbit. I also made the little carrot fob that goes with Wabbit's Garden, on this I did the ribbon ruffle so it matched in with the larger Wabbit, I used silk overdyed ribbon and silk chiffon ribbon for the ruffles.

I added a cross stitch border around the edge to give a nice finishing edge for the needle case, on the back I did a small carrot. I did think of adding DD's name and the year but decided against that as I think it suits the simplicity. I did the Hadebo buttonhole stitch for the fastener but did it a bit larger for young fingers to manage easily ;-)

I lined the inside of the little case with some raw silk fabric that I have, I also had some pretty french ribbon which is silk and thought it would be perfect to make a little pocket on the inside to put a packet of needles in. I had a pewter four leaf clover button so I have used that for good stitching luck (no frogs please....lol) for DD.

I think it has made a nice little set of 'smalls' for my DD, the scissors are not really very sharp or pointy (not like we have, but they look the part for her) and I gave them to my DD a little while ago also they have the benefit of having the leather cover to go over them. Sorry for the pics not being very clear but it is raining today and I find it hard to do them indoors!! If you click onto the last picture you can see it huge and alot clearer :-)

Well have a nice week everyone, I'll be back when I've finished something else in a week or two :-))

Thank-you for all your comments to me, I appreciate each and every one of them very much!!


Anonymous nataliejo said...

Wow, lena ! this is absolutely unique ! I love everything about it ! the colours are yummy and the idea of the little needlecase lined with silk and ribbon is excellent ! I'll have to copy that, as I have the same ribbon in my stash !!!! ;-) Your finishing is perfect and the lovely ruffled ribbon is the icing on the cake !!! Congrats !

3:38 pm  
Blogger Susimac said...

Oh its beautiful Helen, I bet my dear niece loves it, I love the soft colours you have stitched it in and the fabric colour.

4:24 pm  
Blogger KarenV said...

These are just gorgeous Helen! I love how you've made the needlebook and the darling little fob - your stitching and finishing are just beautiful!

6:17 pm  
Blogger Kali said...

I Love them all! Beautiful finishes :)

7:17 pm  
Blogger Barbara said...

What a brilliant way of using these designs! Your DD must be so pleaseed with them!!

7:40 pm  
Blogger Nicki said...

Oh those are just adorable! I love how you've changed the second wabbit - it's just perfect. What a lucky daughter you have! :)

11:00 pm  
Blogger Michelle-ozark crafter said...

Oh Lena!!! This is so lovely! it looks hard to make. Was it? You are so talented!

12:38 am  
Blogger AnneS said...

Your Wabbit set for DD is absolutely exquisite - a real treasure! Just beautiful :D

12:44 am  
Blogger Sue said...

What a lovely thing to stitch for your daughter. It's just beautiful. You did a really nice job with the colors, they look perfect.

1:04 am  
Blogger cathymk said...

Just lovely! Congratulations on a beautiful finish!

1:04 am  
Blogger Von said...

Would you consider adopting me, Helen, lol! Adorable! The colors are so lovely - everything is just perfect. I hope this set encourages your dd to join the family obsession. :D

6:12 am  
Blogger Isabelle said...

That is so gorgeous and simply adorable!! You always do such beautiful work Helen :) Congrats!

8:12 am  
Anonymous Stéf said...

It's wonderful !!! Congratulations for this and everything you have stitched ! I'll be back soon !

8:48 am  
Blogger Annemarie said...

I am speechless with admiration. Really. Speechless. Did you pass the stitching bug on to her?

11:36 am  
Blogger Karoline said...

This set is gorgeous, congratulations

5:17 pm  
Blogger The Queen's Stitch said...

That is a very sweet, sweet set! Your DD is a very lucky girl!

5:29 pm  
Anonymous Patty said...

this is absolutely beautiful!

7:33 pm  
Blogger IsaB said...

I do not know whether my comment was registered or not... anyway...I just said it was a lovely stitcher's set!

1:29 pm  
Blogger Chelle said...

Wow, what an absolutely beautiful set! I love the changes you made. Fantastic ideas, very creative!

5:37 pm  
Blogger Jules said...

Simply stunning. What a lucky girl.

7:10 pm  
Anonymous Myra Walsh said...

hi...i didn`t see your request for my add. til today[looking in the wrong place,i guess :D...anyway,thanks for your trouble,but someone[krafty kathy] sent me the info...thanks again..mj

11:11 pm  
Anonymous mj said...

hi,,i tried to leave a comment before but it disapeared into cyber space...[i think,anyway,...if you get this twice,sorry]....i didn`t see your request for my add...looking in the wrong place,i guess...i got the conversion fron krafty kathy...thanks anyway for your trouble...love wabbit btw...ttfn

10:48 am  
Blogger Stitch Wizard said...

Hiiiiiiiiiii! I have missed seeing you! I have got to get something up in my blog! I started Pear Tree Inn, and accidently got something on it, and when I tried to use a damp cloth, the thread bled onto the fabric and I ended up starting it all over again last Sunday. Can you believe it? They use Crescent Colors overdyed thread on some of this and the brown for the wooden sign in the picture just bled all over and wouldn't come out. So I have a good start here again and need to post my progress.

Your bunny is just so cute!! I am glad to see you stitching again and hope you are doing well!! Lets keep in touch because I miss the bloggers here. The SAL is fun, but I feel like I belong more here in the blog. You have done a really beautiful job!!!


3:27 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

your bunny is just so cute!!!

5:52 pm  
Blogger Carol said...

What an awesome job Helen!

7:01 pm  
Blogger Stitch or no stitch said...

What a beautiful set for your daughter. She is a very lucky girl.

11:14 pm  
Blogger Cathy said...

Just gorgeous! What a lovely set of needlework smalls for your daughter!

3:56 am  
Blogger andrea said...

What a lovely set for your DD. I'm sure she will treasure them.
Take care.

7:45 pm  
Anonymous christel said...

I love what you made with this lovely chart, the ribbon is so beautiful all around! Kisses

5:54 am  
Blogger Meari said...

Again, another nice finish. You do such a wonderful job. I'm sure DD loves them.

6:12 pm  

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