As soon as I saw Miss Maggie Bunny on Alica Paulson's blog, When Posie gets Cozy, I knew I would succumb. I am a big fan of her blog. The aesthetic is beautiful, always a treat with every blog post and Alicia's openness and candid writing is commendable. Alicia produced 1000 kits and they sold out very quickly. But there is a PDF and I found the main material, National Nonwovens wool blend felt, available in the UK. The rabbit is made from 'Sandstone' and the boots from 'Havana Gold'.
I spoke to the folks at Crafts4allseasons when they were just getting more stocks in. They asked me why I wanted these specific colours and I explained- I think they were more than a little puzzled at teh sudden demand. They are restocking at present so it is worth checking in with them. A 1/4 yard will make 2 bunnies and this is a pattern you may want to make two of!
I traced the felt pattern pieces onto freezer paper and ironed them onto the felt, far easier than drawing round card and more accurate too. I used a standard polyfill stuffing, densely packed and serger tweezers to get into the nooks and crannies.
The dress frill was at the hem of the dresses I used for fabric. It is a lovely pattern, clear and well thought out at every stage. The stitching is all on the outside so no turning through of narrow pieces and the main stitch is blanket stitch with a bit of whip stitch here and there.
I used a little mineral blusher for the cheeks,
The boots are the fiddliest part to sew but still easily manageable and incredibly cute.
She has settled down happily here and another and maybe even another are already planned.