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!!