In Progress: One quilt. Not much to show yet but this really must be my project of the month…

Finished: One handkerchief, requested at short notice for the wedding of my daughter’s friend. I was given a picture, which was clearly machine embroidered, and the handkerchief…I did attempt to hand embroider straight onto the hanky but it was such a mess I had to unpick :( I eventually resorted to stitching onto even-weave fabric and sewing it onto the hanky. The fabric has 22 threads per inch and the letters are 5 threads at highest by 3 threads at widest. Luckily, I found a cheap magnifying glass on ebay! It is certainly not amazing but it was the best I could do and I hope the bride will like it.

And also finished: A little anthropomorphia. I came across some body parts of a hare, whilst searching through some fabric scraps and I got a little distracted.

I ran out of this wool felt a long time ago and never managed to find more the same colour so, rather than let it languish for a few more years, I thought perhaps a little anthropomorphia…For a while, I’ve been thinking I really should start using my collection of vintage linens (which I am afraid to cut into even though they are mostly damaged beyond their intended use) so, to kill two birds with one stone, I plunged in and used a tray cloth for her body, upper arms and legs and skirt and a doily for her scarf/shawl.

the tray cloth

button joints
Still though, something else was needed.
So I added three new buttons. 
And crocheted her a cardigan.

I tried to use colours that I hope keep with the vintage feel. It’s nice to have an unexpected finish :)

Now I had better get back to that quilt!

Happy Sewing!

Janine @ Rainbow Hare

I’m linking this post with: WIP WEDNESDAY at FRESHLY PIECED

20 thoughts on “WIP

  1. Carol- Beads and Birds

    A new quilt to start…cool. That bunny is fantastic!! How in the world did you know how to stitch a cardigan in just the right size. I'm amazed. I have always had a respect for your talent but you just stepped up to the next level. I LOVE that bunny!!
    xx, Carol


  2. Kim

    AND….aren't you glad you plunged into your vintage lovelies and stitched a few pretties for Miss Hare. She really is very sweet. Her cardie is adorable. Your hankie is sweet too, and your new quilt is looking a treat.


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