Samantha and Geraldine are finished.
Those two have been on my 'to do' list for a few years now but the time was never quite right. They were always destined to be for my grand daughters but with so much work involved I wanted the girls to be a little older so they could look after them better. I am so surprised at their different personalities. The patterns are identical but each rabbit is different from the other. And, they took some time and a lot of effort to make. I stitched each one in a different coloured thread so that, even without clothes on, they could tell which was which. I am not altogether happy with the boot laces. They are probably a bit long but little fingers have not perfected the skill of tying them so I make the laces a length they could manage.
I see that Salley Mavor over at Wee Folk Studio has a wonderful idea for slippers that I could also sew. ( Everything Salley does is inspiring, I have all her books.)
At the moment their wardrobe includes;
a good dress + capelet
a skirt + jumper
and 4 pair of undies.
Each rabbit has it's own overnight bag.
I need to make hoodies, slacks, cardigans, night clothes, quilts and pillows. One cardigan is finished but I am a bit worried with the amount of wool I have left to finish No 2.
Grandpa is still working on the beds so they will not be finished until after Easter and I might leave the quilts until then.
I have become quite attached to these young girls. They have been writting to my grand daughters so hopefully they will get a warm welcome.