Thursday, 26 February 2015

Vintage Style Collector’s Bunny ~ Miss Lettice

I just had to introduce you to sweet Miss Lettice, one of my latest sewing projects… 

Recently I shared photographs of these darling rabbits on my personal blog, Beautiful Girlhood, but since then I’ve made a few minor changes and improvements to my pattern and to the clothing...

This rabbit has a certain vintage charm which is quite striking and her clothes are perfectly suited to her as well.
I had such a lovely time designing and creating on my sewing machine and I am so happy with how she turned out!

Of course I must also say a thank you to my very dear mother, who not only encouraged me to make Miss Lettice her adorable pantaloons, but also assisted me with making changes to patterns, etc. 

And to my kind younger sisters who were more than willing to share their opinions and ideas for improvements with me…they have each requested one, but I’m not so sure I can have five made in time for Easter to gift all of them with!

But now, let me tell you a few more details about Miss Lettice and show you why she is so special…

Miss Lettice has an unbleached calico body and ears made from patterned quilting cotton… 
She is 100% handmade with love and created with the utmost attention to detail.

I embroidered her simple face with tiny stitches and gave her claws on her dear little paws…  Of course I just had to give her pink cheeks with a touch of blush, too!

Her frock is made in coordinating fabrics, and the skirt is gathered and trimmed with lace for added vintage charm…


I added a teeny little pocket to the front bodice piece and adorable blue buttons to keep the straps in place…Did I ever mention how much I love buttons…?


The sweet pantaloons have a ruffle near the hem and I also added a little bow for more of a three dimensional effect…

 I love these delightful blue fabrics - they are so soft and beautiful to look at!

I can just picture sweet Miss Lettice sitting among precious sewing books or on a new baby’s bed, bringing joy to the heart of each person who stops by to pay her some small attention or give her a cuddle… 

And I hope she will bless many - just as she has blessed me…

I think Miss Lettice will become a very special part of Heartmade and the work that I am indeed privileged to do in the future…

With love,


  1. Oh Kelly Anne! Miss Lettice is just precious. You can see the love you have put into making her. Your attention to detail is impeccable. I am sure you will sell many of these precious little bunnies! Have fun sewing.

    Blessings, Vicky

  2. Dearest friend, your are so gifted and talented! The items you create are {as Vicky said} impeccable! I truly hope you are able to open a shop up I would love to buy your pretty creations :)

    I simply love Miss Lettice :) Hugs and blessing to you, lovely lady!

  3. ~ Vicky: Thank you so much for your kind words of encouragement, dearest Vicky! I am just so touched and I love receiving your comments! Lots of love to you and may your weekend be wonderful!

    ~ Stephanie: Dearest Stephanie... Thank you so much for your sweet visit and lovely words! Ah, I'm always GREATLY inspired by your beautiful work!
    Hugs and much love to you - you are such a special blogging friend!

  4. Beautiful work, just love Miss Lettice and her pretty clothes - love even the buttons.


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