Thursday, 3 November 2011

Trudie

 Here is Trudie....a new bunny coming to join us as winter is creeping in....her outfit has rather an alpine influence............
 .....i was longing to applique some toadstools on her little dress when i made her a while ago and i love using felt with a little embroidery on it, especially for wintry projects.....
                                .........the fabrics i had chosen were what really inspired this look..........
 ...........and a nice big button order arrived this week to be used for lots of commissions, so i picked out the red, white and aqua ones for a quick picture......buttons are so inspiring  too don't you think???
 ....the little alpine sampler is my project in this year's Crafts Beautiful Christmas Special....i enjoyed designing this sampler and it will be nice having it in our house for the coming festive season.........
 .............Trudie and the mushrooms......still making them, with plans for xmas decorating too.....
 ......i found these cute toadstool cupcake cases the other day, just what i needed......i will be making some hummingbird bakery cupcakes in them for a family birthday at the end of the month.........
 .........and yummy new fabrics with that fresh look i so enjoy.....i can hardly bring myself to chop them up though when they are arranged in such neat little bundles........
 ........Trudie sitting on a special little bunny chair, brought back by a friend from Spain especially for the bunnies, how very kind and thoughtful, and how useful this little chair is already......

Before i go i must just say that Jenny Arnott is having a wonderful giveaway over at her blog here, so do pop over and visit her and put your name in the draw to win some gorgeous treats.......
....it's almost the weekend again, and we will be helping at Charlie's birthday party to be held at a nearby farm so we are all looking forward to that very much.....i hope you have a wonderful weekend and are enjoying the beginning of November...thanks for dropping in to see me and your sweet comments....back soon xxxxx

44 comments:

Bee happy said...

Trudie is just so cute!! I love the buttons you used and your toadstools are so cool :)

Bee happy x
Have a delicious day!

crafts@home said...

Trudie is absolutely gorgeous, I love the way mushrooms are creeping into all your work, the stall is a wonderful addition for them. Have a lovely weekend :)
Sue Xxx

My 4 Lil' Girls said...

She is beautiful, her clothes are gorgeous, love the colors & new fabrics & buttons, such a pretty & cheerful post :D
Karen Xx

greenrabbitdesigns said...

Trudie is so sweet and how cute does she look in her little chair!!
I love buttons too and your new supplies are lovely as is your new fabric, especially that top one. :)
Pretty cupcake cases too.
Have fun at Charlie's party and have a great weekend!
Vivienne x

♥coco rose♥ said...

Wow....I am loving Trudie A LOT! I love the colours of her outfit....and the appliqued mushrooms are gorgeous! I went into a shop today and bought the biggest assortment of toadstool decorations for christmas....I think the lady behind the till thought I was barmey!

I have such a problem with buying fabrics and cutting into them. I think if I was confident enough of what I was making then it wouldn't be so bad. Next year my aim is to get to grips with fabric and my sewing machine!

Have a wonderful rest of a day Helen!

Vanessa xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Simone said...

Trudie is lovely! Wonderful colour combinations and in the alpine cross-stitch picture too. Talking of cross-stitch, I saw you and your lovely Topiary Garden sampler in the June 2001 issue of the World of Cross-stitching magazine!!! I really do need a good sort out as I have a huge backlog of magazines! (I can't bear to part with them though!)x

Jenny said...

Thanks so much for the giveaway mention Helen, so kind of you! I really loved this post... the colours are so nice and bright and cheery, which on this very dull day is a very good thing! Little trudie is very cute in her lovely toadstool outfit, she looks very cosy and content sat on her chair, what a perfect size! I also like your new fabrics... there's nothing better than a lovely freshly folded fabric pile is there, but it is sometimes a shame to cut into them! I do like the little house print I spy in the middle in particular... Anyway, I hope you have a lovely weekend at Charlie's party helping out on the farm ;) hehe. Bet it will be lots of fun!! xx

Amelitienne said...

What a wonderful bunny!! It's so cute!!

Teje said...

Hi Helen and sweet Trudi! I wish I had so cute company next to my sewing table! You have such a lovely imagination when creating those bunnies!
I love your new fabrics! They look like 'bunny' colours but I know your lots of ideas what to make with them! Enjoy your weekend!
xxx Teje
Ps. Buttons are so exiting and I have been thinking to make some?!

notes of sincerity said...

Little Miss Trudy is so sweet. :o) What a darling outfit she is wearing! Your sampler is just precious! I love the fresh and happy colors you chose! :o)
Have a wonderful weekend.
Sincerely, Trish

millefeuilles said...

Trudie is ADORABLE! I notice you have made the ears smaller? So sweet. Perhaps we should have a rabbit party? I'm pretty hooked, I must say.

Have a wonderful time at Charlie's birthday party, Helen.

gillyflower said...

Trudi is wonderful! I love her bright and cheerful alpine influenced clothes, and the cute mushrooms!
Love the sampler too, the colours are great.
Enjoyed your pumpkin inspired post too!
Hope Charlie has a great party at the farm!
Gill xx

Cozy Little House said...

Oh, I adore Trudie! She is so cute and cheerful looking!
Brenda

Little Nell said...

Lovely colour choice for Trudie and the outfit is so unusual. I already have the magazine with the sampler so that’s in my To Do pile.

Madelief said...

Hi Helen,

I like Trudie and your new sampler very much! You made Trudie look very cheerful with the bright clothes she is wearing and the friendly face.

Wish you a lovely weekend & happy birthday to Charlie too!

Madelief x

T's Daily Treasures said...

Trudie is adorable. And that sampler is gorgeous! I love stitching samplers, especially when there is no backstitching involved. :) Hope your day is great. Tammy

Kentish Keg-Meg said...

Trudie is sooooo lovely especially on her bunny chair.Those new fabrics look so good I don't think would want to cut them up either.

paintdropskeepfalling said...

Helen, please will you make me a pinafore with a mushroom applique on - size 14!
And where did you get that little wooden mushroom bead? How big is it? Would one like it be what i need for my reindeer, sugar (snow) in a glass jar Christmas dec?

Andrea said...

Hi Helen,
Everything in your post is beautiful as always and so cheery. Trudie is just lovely, the colours are perfect, your new fabrics are gorgeous, dare I ask where from? I spy some I like in there!
I love the sampler, it looked great in the magazine but looks perfect in the right setting. Enjoy Charlie's birthday and have a great weekend.
Love Andrea x

mynestofyarnandbuttons said...

Helen, I'm in love with Trudie I love the outfit, the colors and the embroidery. The toadstool motif is great and I can't wait to see the "C" decorations with them too. Hope you have a wonderful time helping out at your little ones Birthday party. xoRobin❤

Annie said...

How cute is she!!! And so colourful :D

Betty Sneeringer said...

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Naturally Carol said...

Hi Helen, you pick out perfect names for your little friendly creatures. Trudie is sweet and cute. I also adore your new stripey buttons and those fabrics..delicious. I am like that with new fabrics too..just want to take them in and enjoy them as is for a little while! Have a lovely weekend.

sew said...

Oh Trudie! How lucky you are to have such lovely clothes and your own chair!
Love the cake cases - and oh! those buttons - is that really a mushroom one?
Happy party to Charlie.

Pipany said...

Hello Helen. Little Trudie is very lovely and also very Scandinavian in colourway. I am a little obsessed by red & blue just now! Have a lovely weekend x

moonstruckcreations said...

As my daughter would say - so adorable!

Thanks so much for your lovely comments on my blog - I always love receiving them!

Have a super weekend, Helenxx

Scented Sweetpeas said...

Trudi is just lovely and I love her dress, does she have one I can borrow ? :-) I must get making Esme's little rabbit now my friend has bought her own copy of your book and given mine back :-) xxx

patchworkandlace said...

What a sweet little rabbit she is ,you make everything so beautifully xx

Mary Jane's TEAROOM said...

Hello Helen...I hope you are enjoying your Saturday morning!...Trudie is so lovely...I love your choice of fabrics and the pretty colours...of course it is only right that she have the addition of a little toadstool or two, isn't it?...She looks very pleased about that....
I hope you all have fun at the party and that Charlie has a perfect day....
Susan x

Frances said...

Helen, the notion of a bunny named Trudie with Alpine roots and a fine sense of style shows your delightful imagination taking flight!

She's a delight. Best wishes.

Lorraine Young Pottery said...

The buttons are very Candy Cane! love em. That red and blue can't be beat for happy and eye popping. No way this little guy can get lost. He has a spirit!

Lorraine :-}

said...

she is beautiful and her costume is so sweet ❤
i have a real soft spot for bunnies :3

koralee said...

Such Joy..this little guy has such a happy face...I love him.
You have gotten me to love polka dotted toadstools my friend..just picked some up today. xoxox hugs

Mia said...

Trudie is a such a sweetie, Helen!

And I LOVE red&aqua&white together, such of cheer and beautiful colors for a gray November! And the fabrics&buttons you've chosen were just lovely... Made me smile in this Monday morning!

Happy new week!

Yours,
Mia

Poppy said...

Hello Helen,
I love Trudy in her scandinavian outfit! And as for the fabric.....you have fab taste!

Lou xxx

Tabiboo said...

She's so cute and I love the red, white and aqua vibe she is giving off.

Happy November to you too and I hope the party went well.

Nina x

flowers on my table said...

Hi Helen, sorry I am a little late to this post! I see the toadstool love is ongoing. I adore Trudie's little toadstool decorations on her outfit. Your alpine sampler is really lovely too, red and aqua are so lively together aren't they? Thankyou for your visit, and I do appreciate your comments. Love Linda x

Scarlett Clay said...

What a charming project! I love the pattern used on the ears that coordinates with all of the other cheerful colors. Oh, I wish I could sew!!

Have a great day,
Scarlett

Pomona said...

I just adore that combination of red and aqua! And I hope that you had a great weekend.

Pomona x

cathleen said...

Trudie is a cutie, Helen. And the buttons and fabrics are really pretty. I love how they match. By the way, thank you for always leaving me such sweet comments.

Natalia Glazacheva said...

Hello Helen! Trudie is so wondeful, just beauty! She lookes so kind and sweet :o) My daughter say: " WOW! It`s COOL!" (12 y.o.)
Hugs from Russia
Natasha

notes of sincerity said...

Good Morning.
It's me again. :o)
Can you tell me where I might be able to purchase your little sampler pattern? Is it published in a book or magazine?
hugs. Trish

said...

Trudi is magical!

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