Sunday, 7 March 2010
Getting Ready for Easter............
I have made a start in preparation for Easter, this is really very early for me, so please be impressed!
I have had this pattern for a while now, no surprise there I hear you say, and as the sun is shining I thought I would give it a go. It is a pattern called Harriet Rabbit from Kim Kohler of Veenas Mercantile. It is quite a prim pattern but I decided to make it a little more country in style.
I had some really springlike homespun in lemon with a purple check and also some lovely soft lilac check, I have them so long I can't remember where I bought them from.
Kim's instructions are for calico for making Harriet, and then painted a dark colour, but I had some super dark coloured calico which I bought from here and this is what I used (I think it makes her look like a chocolate rabbit).
I liked the pattern the only real difficulty was the long and skinny arms and legs which were not fun to turn right side out. I would definitely recommend using tube turners these made my life so much easier.
I also did not have any green coloured moss so I used some cut up strands of light green homespun.
I can't decide whether to hang her on the wall or have her sitting, I'm sure I will sort something out but I am enjoying moving her around until I get the right spot for her.
PS Anyone ever notice that whenever the sun shines it shows up the fact that you need to clean your windows - lol