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.