31 May 2011

Notions

By now, many of you know that I have year 'round bunny love...so here is a little tribute to the Year of the Rabbit, after all he is still hopping...at least in our home. 

Earlier this Spring when I was fooling around with some organic peat pots, I got the notion to make a Year of the Rabbit themed sewing gift basket.

I filled the basket with Spring green moss and then added sewing notions such as a paper tailor's tape measure, a vintage spool of satin ribbon, and a small bundle of twine.

I created a basket handle and paper flowers on each side of the pot using creamy white recycled embossed wall paper...
 
and embellished each flower and the rim of the pot with some sparkle.

Large brass quilting pins with green and yellow buttons fill a pretty Kraft paper gift box which I also adorned with a paper and rhinestone posy.
 
Vintage wooden clothes pins bundled with satin ribbon and finished with a handsome rabbit cabochon,
 
and a miniature wooden clothes pin too, with a proud bunny button fill the basket.
 
And an amber crystal charm hangs on the rim with a small golden safety pin.
 
 

Bundles of vintage millinery berries wrapped in golden satin ribbons adorn the basket handle and give it the finishing touch.
 
Does this inspire you to get out your sewing needle and thread, do your mending, and stitch all those loose buttons back into place?

Thanks for your visit, as always.

Ciao amici,
Suzanne



5 comments:

Margie said...

Okay, it's official...you make me crazy! In a good way, LOL! This is absolutely, positively beautiful and I too am a bunny nut. Bunnies and birds. I love to do crewel embroidery, but not I'm not a sewer. Makes me think I may have to take it up when I see this! Jeez! Is it going in your shop, hint, hint. If so, let me know.

fairchildstreet said...

Visiting from Margie's blog. This is absolutely gorgeous. Such a wonderful idea. I just want to be able to touch it and see what is inside. Charmaine

Deneen said...

I was hopping around and found you! The Italian girl got me and the Georgia sealed it! I want to follow you but its not letting me do anything. What is the best way to do this? You are very talented!
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Italian Girl in Georgia said...

Margie ~

You are funny! I just love hearing from you. No, this little notion basket is not going in my shop, but will be featured in an upcoming issue of Somerset Life. Maybe I should make some for my Etsy shop...

Charmaine ~

So glad you found me. It's been nice getting to know some new bloggers recently.

Deneen ~

Very flattered that you want to follow me. Thanks! I have corrected the feed problem and all you have to do is enter your e-mail address in the "Submit" box under the Follow Me button. Or you can do it through Blogger.

You all are so kind. Thanks for your visit and encouraging comments!

Ciao amici,
Suzanne

Felicity said...

Hi Suzanne,

When I first arrive at someone's blog space I like to have a quick look around and was really delighted to find your bunny love so obviously shared in your sidebar.

I would dearly love to have a house rabbit but in the state of Queensland [Australia] where I live owning a bunny is illegal - that's right they're banned, so no little floppy eared 'Violet Velvet'* for me.

It's all because we have had plagues of wild rabbits in Australia which have decimated our agricultural land - the government even built a large fence through the centre of our country, you may have heard about it 'The Rabbit Proof Fence' to try to stop their movement.

So knowing all of this, you will understand what a delight it is to read about your little bunny basket and to celebrate the year of the Rabbit with you.

Happy day!

Felicity xxx

*The name I would call my little friend.

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