Sunday, 2 September 2012

Handmade Monday 82

Hello and welcome to another Handmade Monday (you'll find more info about Handmade Monday here).

This week I've struggled to find sewing time - mostly it's been quite late at night which - for me - isn't the best time to sew (tiredness and lack of natural light being the two main reasons). I can't really complain, though, because orders for my painted personalised gifts are what's keeping me busy.  Still, I've managed to squeeze a bit of time in for the Sewing World rabbit ...


The deadline is looming very soon for this rabbit, and it needs to be clothed too.  Twice in fact - I've promised a girl and boy version, although this particular rabbit will be a cross-dresser rather than two completely different rabbits.  Now there's a first, surely?! 


I hope to report s/he is finished, dressed (twice) and posted off for his/her photo shoot by this time next week - I think I'm running a little late on this one.  I also need to write up the instructions and draw and scan the pattern pieces - although I wonder where the time is going to come from. 


So, there may well be a little bit more rabbit-themed sewing this evening.  The rabbit itself is almost finished (it just needs a hand-sewn nose and mouth then it's onto the clothes, which are still only in the rough draft stage) and I'm happy to report that the linen mix fabric is sewing up like a dream (I love the fabric so much I think I may treat myself to some more to make a pair of trousers in readiness for that Indian summer we're owed in lieu of a real one).

Over to you now - enjoy Handmade Monday and visiting all the amazing blogs linking up this week:

35 comments:

Ginx Craft said...

Your rabbit looks lovely. I like the pink lining of his/her ears. I find that I can only see to sew in the afternoons, so that is my sewing time and evenings is for knitting.

CHRISTMAS PIE CRAFTS said...

He looks very good - like his pink ears. Hope you have a good week.

Handmade Crafts said...

Looking good so far. I hate working late far better for me to get up early and I do mean early. Good Luck

knitnrun4sanity said...

What a great idea to have a cross dressing rabbit! S/he is looking lovely and I can't wait to see her/him all fully dressed.

Planet Penny said...

Good luck, s/he's looking lovely so far, can't wait to the clothes!

Free Spirit Designs said...

your cross dressing bunny looks adorable! I do love the look of the fabric and i could definitely see it working well for some lovely floaty trousers :)

i can't wait to see his/her little outfits... :) i hope you don't get too stressed finding the time to make them! x

CatkinJane said...

Lovely rabbit, they're always a good subject as so many people love rabbits (me too!)
I make mine from wool blankets but so far they've all been girlies - not so good at boy clothes!

Highland Monkey's said...

The little rabbit is looking good. Bet the outfits will be soooo cute. I like working with linen as well. I'm sure you will meet your deadline.

Mythillogical said...

That is one gorgeous bunny. The only time I can work is at night too, I'm dreading the Autumn evenings getting darker as I'm sure my Fimo pieces are going to come out very funny colours when I can't mix in the daylight!

Ros Made Me said...

That bunny is looking at me... I wonder if he is checking whether he could move in? Cannot wait to see the finished item :)

Kat Shenton said...

That rabbit is beyond cute. A woman of many talents.

I would consider emailing Mr Wells for the use of his time machine to get a few more hours. If you could lend it to me after too ;)

zoe said...

Gorgeous! Love that linen mix :)
And good luck with that indian Summer LOL!

Little Harriet said...

Aww your rabbit is lovely and has gorgeous blue eyes.

Tickled Pink said...

Gorgeous bunny! And if you get that Indian Summer, send some my way will you?! xxx

Dilly Tante said...

Hello, I'm new to this blog. Your banner is amazing!

Fiddly Fingers said...

He and/or she is looking lovely. I'd love to see him/her fully clothed!

Martha said...

the rabbit bits look good already. very nice fabric and the sewing looks very neat. and i already imagine you sewing tilda toys!

Handbags by Helen said...

Lovin' the rabbit. Cute

MyTurquoiseQueen said...

This is my first handmade monday and I am having so much fun. Not doing any work at all this morning, just reading other blogs and adding projects to my fantasy "must-do" list. Joanna x

Wendy said...

Welcome to HM, Turquoise Queen! It's so good to hear you're enjoying it (a fantasy "must-do" list is the best kind, isn't it?) x

Melanie Barnes said...

I really love fabric and colour of your rabbit, hope you manage to get him all finished!

I know what you mean about tiredness and lack of light in the evening. I can't work then either!

Melaniex.

Deborah Fox said...

That is one very cute bunny. Not too twee either so he gets a big thumbs up from me.

Helen said...

The rabbit looks great, can't wait to see the finished article :)

Catherine@theMacsX said...

He/she is a gorgeous rabbit - I am loving that linen fabric - can't wait to see him/her dressed.
Catherine at The MacsX

Annie @ knitsofacto said...

Looking forward to seeing the finished wee beastie :D

Bev Newman said...

Hope you get him / her finished soon. Its hard work trying to work in the evenings under artifical light

Ali said...

Your rabbit looks lovely so far. Can't wait to see it finished.
Ali x

The Inexpert said...

This is my first attempt at joining Handmade Monday, largely because I only discovered it at the weekend. Lovely to meet you all.
And that rabbit is dead cute!

Wendy said...

Welcome Ms Inexpert - good to have you here! Hope you enjoy it x

makingitall said...

S/he's a lovely rabbit!

DillyTante said...

Thanks for letting me join in. Just a quick heads up though. I can't see all the link ups on my iPhone. Looks like there are a few to the right but when I try and scroll it just takes me to the previous page. Is there a way to optimise it for mobile viewing?

HeartCrafts said...

Bunny Rabbit is lovely!

Wendy said...

DillyTante - thanks, I'll look into that. At the moment I have no idea, sorry! x

fatmonica said...

I love the rabbit,it's just begging for a cuddle!

Wendy said...

Monica - I'm dying to give the rabbit to my little granddaughter, who would love to cuddle it! Maybe after the magazine has finished with it...

Thanks everyone for your comments x