Tuesday, 2 June 2020

A Rabbit's New Dress

 Happy june dear readers..... the weather is certainly still summery in our little corner of the world..... and here is the patchwork sundress i made for mabel, the big bunny......
 .............here she is modelling her new dress in the potting shed.......
 .............special blue mismatched buttons on the bodice at the back...just how mabel likes them....
 ...............indoors, relaxing in the tiny victorian child's chair which each of our children and grandchildren have used in turn...
 .........mabel and her frock decorated with applique roses next to some bellis daisies i've been nurturing from tiny little seedlings...........
 .............the words stitched on the dress were cut from a charm pack square and as it was pure white and needed to be a softer shade i tea dyed it...........this patchwork play is my new favourite thing :) ...the pattern for mabel the big bunny is in my etsy shop link in sidebar, and the dress is made from her basic dress pattern but with patchwork used for the skirt.......
 ...............also a new favourite thing is this patchwork tin which was a gift and held bath products.....
 ...............now it holds the sewing things i use the most for hand sewing and i find it very useful to carry around with me, and in and out of the garden.......
 ............a garden picture or two now......the roses are all coming in to bloom ready for their june extravaganza.......the picture above is of the pale pink sweet scented roses that grow by the pond....it is covered with buds and the blooms it has already opened are deliciously scented.....
 ................this white rose grows by our side door and looks pretty framing the top of it...i'll take more pictures of it soon....love the tiny deep pink buds on this..........
 ...........another peek at mabel's new dress....you might recognise the patchwork i showed in my last post has now been made into the gathered skirt for this little frock.....
.............thank you for visiting me here dear readers and for the kind comments you leave.....it's so nice to hear from you......i hope you are well and enjoying some happy crafty creative times as we begin this summery month (or wintery month of course if you live on the other side of the world)....wherever you are take care and love to you all till next time ........back soon xxxxxxxxxxxx

17 comments:

greenrabbitdesigns said...

Mabel does look wonderful in her new patchwork dress with mismatched buttons which are just perfect of course!! I'm curious about the tea dyeing Helen, do you fix it in any way or just just dye it with tea, it's not something I've ever tried but I do love the effect.
Your side door rose is so pretty, I do love a white rose.
Enjoy your week my dear,
V x

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

SO adorable, Helen! LOVE!

Teresa Kasner said...

Hello dear Helen! Mabel is one lucky bunny to have a special patchwork dress to wear! I have a similar baby chair that was passed down through the family from my great great grandmother, it's oak and one of my most treasured things. Thank you for all the eye candy. Have a wonderful week. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

butterfly said...

Lovely little dress for bunny .
Roses are looking so beautiful.
Enjoy your day.

Kleine Vingers said...

What a sweet dress. I love your colours and photo's

Tiny Toadstool Cottage said...

Oh my, that is adorable!

Little Quiltsong said...

Love Mabel's new patchwork dress and the super cute label. Also, your roses are so pretty. Ours are starting to grow back on the stems - I thought they were done for, but such a joy to see all the new leaves showing up - blooms will come too now :)! How cute is your little sewing tin with the handles - so sweet.

Maiabelle said...

Adore the little dress and was running off to cut up squares, as I thought this would suit my Granddaughter Savannah who is 18 months. Oops. Its Mabels lovely dress, and she looks adorable in it. I’m going to try a version for Savannah and her 2 identical bunnies can go au naturelle.

Sam I Am...... said...

The dress is so precious~and I can tell Mabel loves it! Your roses are beautiful. I have some red ones that have climbed into my hibiscus tree but they have no scent. I need to find ones with great smells!
Stay well and have a wonderful week!

Pom Pom said...

What a lovely bunny gown! I want one!

Marilyn McLeod @ Pink Paper Cottage said...

Love the little patchwork dress.. you are so talented!

Blondie's Journal said...

I think Mabel approves of her pretty new dress! How sweet, Helen! Your garden looks wonderful as well. We are surely going into summer and that's a happy feeling!💕

Jane

Jacky H said...

Hi Helen such a pretty summer dress, Mabel is a lucky bunny.
Have a lovely week

Alison said...

Oh, the dress is so cute. Lovely picture where the dress is hanging on the line! It looks so pretty.

Radka said...

So sweet :-)
x

Barwitzki said...

You made a beautiful dress for the rabbit.
I am very happy to see your beautiful photos. Thanks a lot.
Kind regards to you.
Have a wonderful time.
Viola

Lee said...

WOW,Mabel is a very lucky bunny.What a Beautiful dress.Loving your garden too.x