I've been working on my bunny that I bought from Alicia Paulson at Posy Gets Cozy blog for days! It's really pretty funny as first I bought the kit, then I had to buy a sewing machine so I could sew her dress, then we had to go to Walmart yesterday to buy an iron as we lost our old one.. (blush).. and a table top ironing board so I could iron the dress. I figure this bunny has cost us about $500. :-) I took the bunny out for a photo shoot at Multnomah Falls today while I was volunteering there in the Visitors Center (when I went to get an Chai tea for Shirley and a mocha for me..
But I'm ahead of myself.. here I am, surrounded by my trusty assistants, Lucy the cat and Buddy the dog, reading the directions, cutting out the parts and blanket stitching the ears, the body with gusset, the legs and arms...Here is my blanket stitching, I tried to do fine small work, it turned out pretty well.
Success, one ear on the body, embroidered eyes and whiskers added. And Dayle's feet.
Body done.. except the nose! Day 2 of efforts.
OK.. now make me a dress, I'm tired of being naked!
But I love my ears. See all that blanket stitching!?
Day 3.. cutting out the dress pattern. Now, I'm not an expert seamstress, so I was a bit stressed about this step...
OK, I can do this...
OK, I plugged it in, and the iron in.. turned on the light... filled an empty bobbin with mauve thread, tried 3 times to bring up the bobbin thread, read book, turned the fly wheel towards me instead of away from me and gee.. doing it right worked! :-) Here I am ready to sew my first hem on the first sleeve!
Maggie bunny watching me and hoping that I hurry with the dress, she's cold. New iron from Walmart, $7.95.. :-) New ironing board, $9.95. LOL!
I'm sewing.. yay!
Dress sewn and pressed flat! OMG.. can this be?
Next was sewing elastic around the neck and both arms and embroidering an nose! See me! I'm at the falls! I have clothes! I worked on the boots all day while volunteering. Maggie met people from all over the world! OK, she needs boots and THEN.. and THEN.. I have to knit a little "capelet" for her. With my size 8 faux tortoise shell knitting needles from Australia. I don't do anything easy, do I?
Benson Bridge at Multnomah Falls.
When I got home from the falls, hubby had the top down on his Thunderbird convertible and said.. wanna go for a ride? Sure, sweetie! I asked for him to slow down by the Star Magnolia for me to get a shot of one of the blooms that are open... oh so pretty!
Obligatory shot of Vista House and the gorge - on our ride.
I was happy to see that they've begun to work on fixing Viewpoint Inn (it was where the prom scene was filmed in the first Twilight movie).
Dayle took us for a turn around Vista House. I love this building, that is Washington State across the Columbia River Gorge from us. (We're in Oregon)
I snapped this photo yesterday as we drove down the Sandy River Gorge, the sun was shining, we had the windows open and a wild cherry tree was in bloom on the riverside!
I glanced over at my sweetie the other day and there he was holding Buddy "like a baby". Isn't that cute?I will finish the bunny boots and knit her shawl tomorrow and do a final bunny photo shoot. I am keeping this bunny myself.. I hope to make some more. Dayle went shopping today while I was at the falls and brought home a huge whole smoked ham for Easter dinner and the ingredients for corn casserole, and we're trying a new recipe for "cheesy potato casserole", glazed carrots and sourdough rolls. We have a boatload of Easter goodies for the boys.. oh boy!! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)
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