Saturday, 12 April 2014

Half Baked Bunnies.

Thank you so much for all of your birthday and get well wishes. Today is the first time I haven't actually had to take any painkillers or wander around attached to a box of tissues so they obviously worked. April has been here for a while now too so I thought I'd better update my calendar photo.

I love the colours in this one - very Scandi/Grimms fairy tale - Grandi?Scrimms?

It's been a strange old time making wise. One of those 'lots of ideas and busy minds but not quite enough energy to put into practice' phases that I hit now and then. Not the least bit helped by the Great British Sewing Bee. Oh how I've loved snuggling down at 8pm each Tuesday to watch others do all the hard work! (Surprised at the winner though but that last dress was a real show stopper!)

Big Sis is back from university for a couple of weeks as well and, despite my requests for her to sleep in the garden shed, has insisted on sleeping in her own bed - in my craft room - the injustice! Still, I've managed the odd spurt. My little basket is filling itself with bunnies.

 Sadly none of them are yet complete - they are in fact 'half baked'. Each time I think about getting on and adding the details I get sidetracked. Glove mouse is very excited by their arrival and is anticipating all the nice chats he'll be able to have once they actually have faces! I did, however, finish a couple of little crochet pincushions and had great fun making up the patterns and adding the beads.

But the highlight of my week was getting my McCalls pattern through the post. For those of you who haven't caught up yet Lazy Daisy Jones is hosting a sewalong for a fab little a-line skirt (hit the button on the sidebar to take a peek!)

I must admit I would have completely overlooked this pattern if I had been browsing through the catalogue. However having seen the results of Daisy and Jacquie's sewing I knew I had to have a go. The best thing about it so far is the fact that it has only involved cutting out four pattern pieces ( I really dislike cutting out) - a breeze! 
So here they all are, ready for the next steps. 

All it requires now is for me to get up off my overused derrière (ooh madam) and get on with it.

 Poor old glove mouse is going to have to wait a little longer for his friendly chats.

Hope you are all having a warm and wonderful weekend - and if not I've saved up some of your well wishes and am sending them your way.



  1. Even though I an not a sewist, the GBSB had me gripped, but like you was I surprised at the winner. I have bought that pattern too since reading about it on your blog, won't be attempting it anytime soon though, have yet to find the fabric etc. Look forward to seeing your finished article. Lovely crochet pin cushion and bunnies.

  2. Oh dear ... I'm a wee bit behind with my blog reading catching up! So, happy belated birthday - I trust it was wonderful and you got totally spoilt - and hope the painkillers are doing what they're supposed to, and you're feeling loads better. I wanted Chinelo to win the GBSB, but I do concede that Heather is a worthy winner. Love your little bunnies in the making AND the little pincushion too. Have a happy weekend,

  3. I'm glad that you are feeling a bit better now, it is horrible carting tissues with you all the time isn't it. All of your makes are looking lovely and I hope that you can get the skirt done soon as I'm looking forward to seeing it finished - and the bunnies too of course! xx

  4. That is a charming photo at the top of this post, of the graceful lady, and your bunnies are all just the cutest.

  5. Glad to hear you are feeling better. Happy belated birthday. When our son was home from college in December and January, I bought a brand new sofa bed for him that turned into a chaise lounge and also spread out into a double bed. But what did he do? Sleep on the top bunk of his old bed which I almost got rid of before his arrival. Guess he wanted that comfort at home that he had left behind. Your bunnies are very cute. I've got so many unfinished projects. Spring Break finally arrived for us but there's so much cleaning and organizing I want to do and that takes sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much time. :( Good luck with the skirt. Have a great rest of the weekend. Tammy

  6. With on the cutting out, not my favourite past time.

  7. Yay!!! now get on with it!!! xxxxxx

  8. Good to hear you are on the mend. The GBSB has me inspired too, will try to finish my skirt today. Just the zip and hem to do. I was surprised by the GBSB winner but I thought her dress was superb. As for the Vivienne Westwood wannabe, what was she thinking. As soon as I saw the glue gun and the razor I knew she had no chance. But they all are better than me.
    Enjoy the satisfaction that comes with finishing some WIPs and have a great weekend.
    S xx

  9. Belated birthday wishes and thank you so much for sharing such lovely photos. Lots going on in your world.

  10. That charming Easter basket is filled with delightful characters! It seems to me that you have been a very busy and creative lady.

    Glad that you are feeling better. Your energy looks to be far more extensive than my own. Thank you so much for the link to the GBSB...I've heard about it over here in the States, and now you've given me an easy way to click over and investigate all the tips and motivating inspiration.

    That McCall's pattern reminds me of a skirt pattern I used many, many times long years ago. It's still a wonderful style, very adaptable, and a classic for the ages. Let us see how many skirts you do make, please.


  11. Hello Lovely Jane, I do hope you are feeling better now - do take care of yourself. I adore your little makes, those little bunnies are just adorable and well done you for starting your skirt. I am afraid that my sewing skills are not quite up to this yet so I will be watching your progress with interest. I must admit that I was surprised at the winner of TGBSB but that final dress was just out of this world. I hope you have a fabulous weekend Jane and I send you many hugs and loves

  12. Ooh aren't you productive? Such sweet bunnies and I look forward to seeing the completed skirt. xx

  13. Love your bunnies and your sewing. Have a wonderful time with your daughter home.

  14. Lovely post Jane, glad you are on the mend. Good Luck with that skirt. I have a go-to skirt pattern I use too. Jo x

  15. Glad you are feeling better and very belated Happy Birthday! M x

  16. I loved the GBSB. To be honest, I was a bit disappointed in the finalists. I wanted Lynda to win. Having said that, the person who did win was undoubtedly the best sewer of the 3. At least she sewed her way to the winning line and didn't resort to using a glue gun! *eyeroll*

  17. I love you basket of homemade bunnies waiting for their personalities! ...I loved the GBSB too, it was what Tuesday evenings where made for...good luck with your skirt it s all happening, I am attempting a dress eeek !
    Happy Weekend ( glad you are feeling better Jane)
    Thea xx


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