Good news! The list is getting shorter!
I have finished the mini quilts for Trashy, Kate and Anne and will be putting them in the post on Friday by which time I should have finished Leanne's as well. Rachel's is on hold because I am unhappy with it - I think I may have to start again with a different plan :o(
I have also finished the top priority for this week which was one of my Betty Bunnies for a first birthday this weekend. The little birthday girl has a very sensible mother who really appreciates my work! I made her this quilt when she was about 6 months old using all her first baby clothes and the spare curtain from her bedroom
then I made this doll for a Christening present from one of her relatives
this doll for Christmas using one of her special dresses
and this Christening bunny
and this Christening doll
for two of her little friends - again using their clothing
I really, really can't say how much I LOVE making toys for little people using the clothes they used to wear - it just makes me so happy! So I was delighted when her mum asked me to make her a bunny using this dress
and these dungarees for its clothes
The clothes are from NEXT and are really lovely quality needlecord - probably far too good to be cut up, but a wonderful momento of the little girl's early days. I was especially pleased to get the dress as I had been coveting the green version on another friend's 18 month old but had been told to keep my scissors to myself as it needed to be passed on to her little cousin!
And here is what I made
a happy Betty Bunny with her very own quilt (made out of the scraps of clothes I had left from the bunny and the baby quilt) to match her little owner's!
I'm particularly pleased with the dress as it has retained some of the original details including the hem, embroidery, back button plackets and the false pockets on either side.
When I showed my friend the bunny and the quilt (which is a birthday present for her little girl from me) she seemed really pleased.
Another person who took rather a shine to Miss Bunny was young Master Magnus
In fact, he liked her so much that he really didn't want to let her go................................
which is a shame really as he is heading off to Canada at the end of the week and Miss Bunny will be happily residing in North East England - maybe they can email each other?