Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Making Little Maisie

 This is Little Maisie....i didn't intend to make another little bunny just yet, but sometimes these crafty things just seem to happen don't they?.........i looked in the blue basket in the picture below during my grand sort out...
 .......and i found some arms, some legs, some ears, and a head and body for a little bunny....
 ...it seemed such a pity not to finish off this project which was almost done, even though I'd planned to do some other crafty things, so the making of Little Maisie took over as my first crafty priority.....i sewed her together and stitched a little face.....here she is resting cosily among the crochet yarn, while she waits for me to make her some clothes to wear.....
 ....i decided to make a little skirt using this delicious old new flowery fabric (that's it's name, 'old new') ...by Lecien, in 30's vintage style prints......
....and to go with it a little cropped garter stich jumper......i knitted this very simply with a bit of shaping to fit the body and two square pieces for the sleeves....... it was very quick to do and i found some teeny tiny blue dotty buttons to match the little skirt.....
        ....and soon Little Maisie was dressed and ready to be photographed (this is her best side).....
                                     ....not sure if she is helping herself to the popcorn here.....
......she seems very happy here among the sewing materials, and i'm happy to have her company this week as i work on my latest projects for spring magazines....i have lots of xmas things to show you but have been trying to delay them a bit as it just seemed TOO early, especially with all that tropical heat we had last week...the temperature here has now dropped to normal autumn ones and the acorns and fir cones and apples and crispy fallen leaves are somehow right again...hope you are having a lovely week, and thanks so much for dropping in to see me (and Little Maisie).....back soon xxxxx

45 comments:

Happy in red said...

Aww. Lovely yarn and fabric!

marigold jam said...

She's adorable! I remember having a sunsuit in material very like that blue fabric as a little girl soon after the war.

Teje said...

Dear Helen, your magic blue basket is beautiful! I would love to have so sweet bunny company in my sewing room! I can imagine how lovely time you had when making her, sewing the dress and knitting the sweater! I just love her!
xxx Teje

supermom said...

Awww... she's so sweet. She'll be good company in your newly organized craft room.

jill said...

Oh I want Little Maisie she is beautiful I love her little skirt xx

Mia said...

What a wonderful post, Helen: fist there's the bunny-in-need-of-assembly, then she needs a dress, a little cardi... I loved it and I love Maisie!

And it's never too early to show c-things to us :)

Happy day!

Yours,
Mia

crafts@home said...

She is gorgeous, I'm not surprised you had to finish her :) It's still warm here.... enjoying wearing my summer clothes still!!! Oh, and I can't wait to see you Christmas goodies :)
Sue Xxx

millefeuilles said...

Dearest Helen,

Your bunnies are so beautiful and they are responsible for my falling for your charming blog a few months ago. I am, infact, hesitating right now between making a bunny or the doll's quilt in 'Simple Sewn Gifts'. To say I love little Maisie would be a slight understatement.

Simone said...

How strange to find a box of bunny bits!!! I am glad that Maisie is now made in her stylish attire! She is lovely. x

patchworkandlace said...

Shes adorable , so sweet and i love her little outfit its lovely xx

Jane said...

I'm so glad to see the body parts got used -LOL! That was such a funny photo Helen with them in the basket. Maisie is a real sweetie...love her and her clothes!
Jane x

Ali said...

Oh Helen she is gorgeous xx

Country Rabbit said...

awwww soooo sweeeeet ;0)x
i sooo enjoy your posts- your such a talent! and i love your photography too ;0)x

serendipity said...

Too cute, such pretty colours.

Hazel said...

She is adorable Helen. Well done on a fantastic creation! x

Jenny said...

Little Maisie is so sweet, I love her little outfit, those fabrics are yummy too! I especially like the picture of her lounging in the crochet wool :) how cosy for her! xxx

My Little Home and Garden said...

Hello, Helen
Maisie is a little beauty; the patterned ears were such a good idea. You did tell me we're never too old for fabric bunnies!
-Karen (feeling negligent that my rabbit doesn't have a name)
:)

karenskrafts said...

She's beautiful, her clothes are sweet, love lecien fabrics, always so soft & pretty & feminine. Ordered your book today from amazon, really look forward to browsing through it. Can't wait to see the christmas crafts
Have a lovely week
Karen x

Mummy Boo Bear said...

As a family it seems of bunny lovers she surely is the cutest! love her little skirt so pretty. What a lovely first project in your new studio.


MBB x

Kentish Keg-Meg said...

Little Maisie is sooo beautiful. A lovely outfit she has on too.

Scented Sweetpeas said...

She is very cute indeed, I have your book with her in (well my friend has it at the moment as she is in love with your book - really must get it back :-)) so I must make one for Esme one day soon. x ps love those thread reels she is leaning on, just like the ones in my jar :-) x

greenrabbitdesigns said...

Oh you are so right Helen it would have been such a shame not to finish Maisie.
She is such a pretty girl with a pretty name.
I love that 'old new' fabric you made her skirt from, it does have a lovely vintage look to it.
Maisie's little sweater is so sweet too.
I love her, she's gorgeous. :)
Vivienne x

mynestofyarnandbuttons said...

Hi Helen,
Maisie is so sweet and I love her clothes. She and my granddaughter have matching sweaters! Love the old-new fabric, what a funny name, but I get it. It must be different to always be working on things so far ahead. I should do that so I'm not always behind the 8-ball. Can't wait to see "C" things although I'm not ready myself. Have a lovely week, xoRobin❤

Cozy Little House said...

She's so cute and colorful!
Brenda

sew said...

Oh, I do love Maisie! I love her pink jumper - perhaps you could share the knitting pattern for it in your next book?!! I'm also very interested in what looks like a very upmarket pincushion lying to the right of the fabric. Do I see 'With Love' in cross stitch at one end? No doubt Christmas things will be upon us any minute now - but I know what you mean about too soon.

Frances said...

It's those tall flowery ears that endear Little Maisie to me! She's charming and has grand fashion sense.

Best wishes!

Naturally Carol said...

Hi Helen..just loving Maisie..and her 'old new' fabric skirt. What gorgeous colours that fabric incorporates. Maisie looks pretty happy with it too.

by Teresa said...

Awww... she was calling out for you from the dark inside of your basket.. and you gave her life and brightness. I love her big bunny FEET! They would look cute with a matching pair of knitted shoes to match the sweater.
((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Blueberry Heart said...

sooo pretty! beautifully photographrd too!

BH x

Mary Jane's TEAROOM said...

Maisie is so pretty Helen!....beautiful fabrics and colour choices too...I am sure she will be lovely company while you are busy crafting away...I love her...
Susan x

Jooles said...

gosh i just love Maisie...what a cutesome bunny :o)
hope you are having a lovely week
love jooles x

Ikealady said...

She is just adorable !

T's Daily Treasures said...

Little Maisie is absolutely adorable. Years ago I crocheted 5 teddy bears, gave them names and wrote poems to go along with them as gifts for friends -- but for the life of me, I can't even imagine crocheting one now. I didn't follow a pattern and just don't seem to have the same creative energy as I did then. :/ Hope your day is great. Tammy

harmony and rosie said...

Maisie is a little beauty and so well dressed too. I love her delicate ears.
Kate x

flowers on my table said...

Hi Helen, little Maisie is adorable. It must be having to work on Spring magazines, that made little Maisie jump out of the basket! I just love her clothes too.
Many thanks for your lovely comments, I am so glad you liked my apple wreath header. Have a lovely weekend, love Linda x

Crafty Mermaid said...

Such a cute new creation!

paintdropskeepfalling said...

I'd like Maisie's outfit myself!

artesdejanine said...

ho hellen so lovely :O)
Hugs
Janine

Annie said...

How cute is she. Such a fun project. Will she stay, or will she 'decide' to go home with a passing little Miss one day?

Tabiboo said...

She is gorgeous and seems very happy indeed. I love the little knitted jumper.

Nina x

Madelief said...

Dear Helen,

Maisy just looks lovely. I love the floral dress and pink jumper. It makes her look like a true country rabbit!

Have a lovely evening,

Madelief x

Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

Little Maisie looks so cute, I really like her happy looking face.
Have a lovely weekend!
Isabelle x

koralee said...

Adorable sweet friend...I love her and her sweet pink sweater!!! xoxoxoxo

AshTreeCottage said...

How could you not make Maisie? She is perfectly adorable!!

Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Brooke said...

Maisie is just precious. A perfect little sewing friend. Hard to be grumpy with something that cute looking at you while sporting a spiffy pink sweater. :-)