Sunday, April 21, 2013

Spring Sewing

I've been doing a bit of sewing, although not really working to diligently on my quilts in progress.  I seem to want some hand stitching and some little things that finish up quickly. We all need that sometimes.  And I must admit, the end result makes me happy.

 I made these sweet little bowls that I first saw on Erin's blog.  The pattern she found here and it really is sew simple to make.  I cut into my fat quarter stack of Noteworthy for these and I think it's just perfect for something like this.
 They are cheerful and bright and I plan to use them to hold little things like bobbins and such on my sewing table.
 Upside down, they resemble little shower caps. They were such fun to stitch up.
Here they are with some flowers to give a bit of perspective as to size.  I think they will be handy.

 Now, meet Maggie Bunny.  She is made from a pattern by Alicia of Posie Gets Cozy. Originally offered as a kit, they sold out in just hours, so I bought the pattern when it became available.  This is without a doubt the most adorable thing ever.  And I assure you I don't make lots of stuffed things, except pillows.
 The pattern includes Maggie Bunny and her dress and boots and a knitting pattern for a cape let. I do not knit, so my Maggie is waiting for hers which my daughter is knitting. I did, however, draft a pattern for a hat. I thought Maggie might need it for being in the garden.
 The kit came with all the fabrics for the ears and dress; Liberty fabrics.  I had one little piece of this flowered fabric left from a fat quarter that I bought years and years ago. I don't know what it is, but I love it sooooooo much. I had my heart set on using it for Maggie's dress.  But I didn't have enough so I added the Kona Tomato at the bottom.  It changes the look of the dress, but still cute.
 I added a ribbon to her hat and just tacked it  on.  This is the best written pattern.  Every detail is thought of.  More kits are being made, but if you have a stash, the pattern is perfect. She even tells you where to buy the felt for Maggie. I have felt to make a few more of these.  I stitched a bit each evening while watching TV with my hubby.  It goes pretty quick.  I don't want this to sound like a commercial, but truly, this was F.U.N.
So I hope you enjoyed seeing my Maggie and have a great Sunday.


  1. Nice bowls and Maggie bunny is cute. Hope you are having a great Sunday too.

  2. What wonderful little project to do, love the bowls and I wish I could layout in the flowers like Maggie bunny, she looks so cool.

  3. I am sure Maggie Bunny would love to see the Garden House


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