Florence makes an appearance…

Last year I made a ‘Luna Lapin’ for my great-nephew, well actually I made an Alfie, same rabbit, different clothes…

They’re from a gorgeous book by Sara Peel called ‘Making Luna Lapin’. Luna has a whole wardrobe of beautifully made clothes and now has a range of friends made in two other books, mice, cats, squirrels, deer… Sara has a lovely fabric shop in Kendal called Cool Crafting, as well as the website, she sells everything you need to make them or you can get a kit. I fell for the book when they had a shop in Skipton. I was planning to make my mum one for her birthday this year, but it wasn’t to be, so I’m making one for myself and calling her Florence after my grandmother.

I cut everything out before we went away for the weekend, they’re designed to be hand-stitched in felt, so it was the perfect project to take with me last weekend.

She went together pretty easily, I’d machine stitched the ears beforehand – they have some interfacing inside to help them stand up. All the other seams are blanket-stitched. The arms are stitched on with wooden buttons (saying ‘handmade’) so they are poseable to a degree. By the end of the week-end I just had the eyes and the mouth to stitch. The eyes are little black buttons, I embroidered some lashes too, to make her a bit girlie, the nose is embroidered in brown DMC thread.

Florence is a rabbit of standards, so she wouldn’t allow any photos until she had some knickers on! Luckily the book includes a pattern for lacy knickers. I found some pale pink lace I’ve had for years. I hand-stitched these completely as I decided machine stitching small seams in stretch lace was going to end in tears!!

I just need to make a dress and a coat now…oh and a tail!

About craftycreeky

I live in a busy market town in Yorkshire with my husband, kids, dogs and chickens. I love trying new crafts, rediscovering old ones, gardening, walking...anything creative really I started this blog after my New Year resolution worked so well. My resolution (the first one I've ever kept!) was to post a photograph of my garden on Facebook every day. My hope was that I would then see what was good in the garden and not just weeds and work, which was my tendency. The unexpected side-effect was that I have enjoyed many more hours in the garden. I am hoping that 'The Crafty Creek' will have the same effect. Happy creating!
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12 Responses to Florence makes an appearance…

  1. Ruth says:

    Love that Rabbit x

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  2. tialys says:

    She’s lovely and obviously not a ‘fur coat and no knickers’ kind of girl which I believe is as much frowned upon in the rabbit world as it is in ours. What a lovely, feminine pair on knicks they are too.

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  3. nanacathy2 says:

    She is very demure as a Florence should be- My Mum’s Mum was Florence too.

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  4. Jane M says:

    Gorgeous

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  5. Laura says:

    Super cute, Margaret! 🙂

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  6. Adorable. Will be so loved

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  7. kathyreeves says:

    Florence is looking sweet in her little lace undies! Looking forward to seeing her wardrobe!

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  8. anne54 says:

    What a sweetie, and she has obviously taken on her own personality ~ and requests (demands?!) ~ already.

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  9. Amanda says:

    Oh she’s lovely! I’ve been tempted by these a few times but not fallen yet! With a daughter and granddaughter perhaps I should.

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  10. mandycurrie says:

    Hello Margaret, she’s gorgeous, I love her. So tempting to go and buy the book, but who would I make her for. Love Mandy xx

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