Saturday, 15 March 2008

The Bunny's New Clothes

With Easter just around the corner, not surprisingly there is a strong bunny theme in blogland at the moment. Not one to be left out, my contribution is Miss Maybelle March.

I bought her on impulse in TKMaxx a few years ago and since then she has been living in a plastic bag in the attic whilst I decided whether to keep her or not. Feeling a bit mean about that, I decided to bring her down make her some new clothes. She feels quite the bees knees now:

I decided to keep the hat and waistcoat, but the beige checked dress didn't do anything for her at all. Using the old dress as a pattern I made her new dress from a tablecloth (Gisela Graham, I think) which I had no use for, and some lace trim.

I decorated her hat with a fabric band and flower and glued tiny flowers on her sleeves and the basket handle. I think I'll let her stay now, for a while, anyway.

I've been burning the candle at both ends this week, getting stock made for my stall in Marlborough. I hadn't made anything new since before Christmas so it was about time.

I really like the spring fresh colours of these painted and decoupaged pots. I only made 2 with an Easter theme, but I think the others work well for Easter and all year round.

It felt like I had made loads of things, but when I put them out on my stand, it didn't look like I'd done very much at all. Maybe I need a smaller stand! And I always underestimate how long it will take to make new stock, initially I had planned to go in Thursday, which then became Friday, I finally delivered it this morning.

Well I must go now and clear the devastation left behind by a week's crafting, otherwise we'll be eating takeaway off our laps again tonight. Enjoy the weekend!

Lucy x

26 comments:

  1. Miss Maybelle March is looking very lovely and definaetely should be out this easter time!. A grand job you have done with her clothes too. It certainly looks like you have been very busy with your stall . I think if I had did all that crafting , I would be tempted to keep it all the time!. You have done some lovely things. I know if i lived near you, I would be rushing along to your stall and buying most of it up!
    take care & have a lovely relaxing weekend x

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  2. Tammy~The Pink Magnolia15 March 2008 at 19:03

    Dear Lucy B,
    If we lived near each other I'm afraid I would have to try to talk you out of Miz Maybelle March as she is just stunning in her "pink" hat!

    I would also love a row of those lovely decoupage pots in my sunny kitchen window...I would plant herbs in them I think.

    Would you please email me how you did the pots...in particular what kind of paint?
    pink-magnolia@hotmail.com

    Thanks ♥

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  3. What beautiful craft work Lucy, your stall looks fabulous, and as for Miss Maybelle March, well she is exquisite, and if you ever decide to sell her I would love to buy her! Hope you can relax for the rest of the weekend. Love Jackie Mx

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  4. I have to agree that Miss Maybelle March looks lovely - that new outfit you have made is much more befitting! The things you have made for your stall are lovely - particularly the plant pots and the hearts - Natalie x

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  5. oh, I love Miss MM's Easter Sunday outfit. She looks very smart. How fabulous is your stall, I'm sure it will be a sell out. Beautiful things.
    Carolx

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  6. I love Miss MM. I am glad you took her out of the plastic bag. TKMaxx has some lovely easter bunnies for sale, I have so far resisted.
    You've made some really gorgeous things!

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  7. Oh, Lucy girl...everything you've made is just adorable. Your pots are precious and your hearts are to die for! Good, good luck on your sale, you talented girl, you! Oh, and does Mr. Bloom have ANY idea how lucky he is to have such a talented lady in his presence?
    hugs, bj
    (when you get through with all your business, just let me know how much your little cute hearts are and I will send you $'s...I need one like the red and yellow here...or something like it. Not paticular as they are all precious. Ummmmm, such goodies!
    hugs, bj

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  8. O dear...I got so carried away about the darling hearts, I forgot to send Maybelle my love and pls tell her she is an absolute beauty in her new Easter frock!

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  9. I'm sure your bunny loves her new dress. It is so pretty. I love your chintz on your previous post. It is so hard to find here. I have a few very precious pieces.

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  10. Hi Lucy, my you have been busy and your creations look lovely!!!I really like the look of that brush? I can see in the grouped shot..so cute, your pots are very sweet, i don't think you will be coming home with any. Bunny looks Beutiful in her new shabby clothes...she must of course stay for a while having been traumatised for so long in that plastic bag....so saying she still looks quite youthful....maybe wrapped in plastic is the key to our beauty regime....or not!!! Have a wonderful day, kiss noises Linda Lilly Cottage.

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  11. Gorgeous pots, gorgeous rabbit! You are a talented lady indeed Ms Bloom.

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  12. Wow it is all so gorgeous! You are very talented.I love it all.
    Will you be selling any of it in your blog shop?!
    I love Miss Maybelle March as well.
    A real treat to read ..thanks!

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  13. p.s I have left a little award for you over at my blog. Thanks :D

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  14. Doesn't Miss Maybelle March look better now she's had the Bloom touch!

    Hope you're well,

    Victoria x

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  15. You look like you have been very busy, but I know what you mean about looking like you don't have enough. I think alot of it is to do with the fact that we panic about how much stock we should make for shows!

    Hope you managed to get cleaned up!

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  16. Hi Lucy,
    She is too gorgeous . I think captain Ruperty at Higglety Pigglety would like her if he set eyes on her !. Have you met Captain Rupert?, he is a handsome fellow!, with lovely fur.
    She is lovely. You are her mum now!

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  17. Hi Lucy, do you know I read your latest post the other day, and then something distracted me, and I forgot to get back to it. Your poor bunny being left up in the attic, suffocating in a plastic bag, I am really glad she is downstairs now in such a pretty frock. You have been so busy making those goodies for your stall, I hope you do well with them, I am still loving my pegs. x

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  18. Miss Maybelle March is delightful. really beautiful! I love all your crafting, it all seems so fresh and pretty!
    Kimx

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  19. She is so pretty as are all the things that you have made.
    Good luck with your stall.
    Carol xx

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  20. Dear Lucy, this is absolutely fantastic, love the bunnies and everything is so pretty here, cheers:)

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  21. What a delightful name for your bunny. She looks like a real lady. Like Jackie M I would love her as an addition to the family.

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  22. Miss March looks adorable - all ready for Easter! I love your new things - so fresh & spring-like. Hope you sell out!

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  23. Hi Lucy,
    Miss Maybelle March is looking perfect for the Easter Holiday!
    Love all the goodies you have been making - lovely fresh spring-time colours.
    Niki

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  24. Beautiful Miss MM, her new outfit is delightful. Lovely goodies you have created too - very pretty colours.
    Sandi x

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  25. Your bunny looks very, very sweet now with her new outfit! Amazing what new clothes can do.ha,ha She looked cute before but the rose pattern really work well, the items you make for your stall are just amazing, so fresh. I love looking at your photos!

    Priscilla x

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  26. I love all the wonderful creative things you make. No wonder your shop is sold out! Rhondi

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Thank you for your comments - I am not always able to reply but they are always appreciated.
Lucy x