I’ve got this “thing” with linen lately.  Well, not lately, I guess I’ve always had it.  But now that  French General linen is available from Moda I’m a bit more obsessed than I was before.  I love linen and I’ve spent the weekend with it!
I made myself a linen heart sachet to hang in the studio.  Something simple.  Something linen. 

Linen Heart
It’s hanging on a wall next to my computer, from an old window. 
hearts on wall

And then I made a new prototype bunny from my pattern “Five For Brunch”.  She’s linen of course and I gave her lop ears. 

Linen bunny

I added a little apron, a flower garland necklace, and of course a bunny wouldn’t be a bunny without…

Bunny Tail

…a polka dot bunny tail! I’ve added directions for the apron, necklace and lop ears to the pattern. 

Bunny Closeup

I’ll be teaching this bunny on March 5th at Thimble Creek in Concord, CA.  You can make her in just one class. Join me if you can!
And to all of you who read my blog, please stay with me as I work out the changes that are coming.  I’m getting a new “look” and possibly moving my blog to Word Press.  Change is very scary, but I think it will be worth it.  My web site already has a new look and a few more changes are coming to it too.  Many surprises are coming in 2010!
And I haven’t forgotten about the rick rack tutorial for “A Tisket, A Tasket”.  Next post I promise. 
Have a great Monday everyone!  I’ll be back soon!

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  • a good yarn - Adorable! Your heart looks good enough to eat and your bunny is too cute for words. Wish I could be at the class. WordPress, really? Drats, I have to type in my name, email and website everytime I want to comment. Oh well, a minor inconvenience to visit such a terrific blog! Hope it all goes well. Fingers crossed,
    Ann :-)ReplyCancel

  • Miss Jean - Oh, my goodness! Five for Lunch is DARLING! I love the linen!!!!! I'm signing up for the class for sure!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • nckym - I like the new look for the web site, the pink looks very elegant. Also love the heart!!ReplyCancel

  • Wagonmaster - Lops are my favorite bunnies and you captured them perfectly. We had three lops when the kids were growing up. My favorite was Dexter….each morning I took him out of his cage and he followed me as I walked around the yard. We'd get back to the door and he would circle my feet several times making noises.ReplyCancel

  • mascanlon - So for those of us who can't get to the class, how about a kit? I promise I;ll be first in line.ReplyCancel

  • Cara - Oh isn't she adorable! And in linen she'd be soooo soft.ReplyCancel

  • Ina - Oh my goodness!!! She's just so sweet! I love her! ;0ReplyCancel

  • karenfae - what a cute rabbit!

  • Vicky - Love that linen. I picked up a couple of yards at a local quilt shop, and now wish I had gotten the whole bolt! The bunny is adorable!ReplyCancel

  • Barb - Love your heart and bunny…I would love to come and take your class but…too far away…sob sob…ReplyCancel

  • Mimi Sue - What an adorable little bunny. Love her apron and necklace. MimiReplyCancel

  • Sue-Anne - Very cute rabbit! I love linen too, especially for stitcheries, gives them a totally different look.ReplyCancel

  • BJ - I love this rabbit – the apron and necklace are wonderful, as well as the polkadot tail! The linen fabric is gorgeous as well. I enjoy your creativity.ReplyCancel

  • stitchinfiend - Love your heart. I have always been a linen person. Your Lop eared bunny is adorable.ReplyCancel

  • a little bit biased - That bunny is adorable! You're amazing! Good luck with your new blog/website!ReplyCancel

  • Elizabeth - I too love linen for craft projects. Love love love the bunny. Where can I get the Moda linen?ReplyCancel

  • Mirabilys - Oh this little bunny is so cute with her apron and flower necklace!ReplyCancel

  • Maria Jové - Wonderful projects, love, and rabbit hearts is perfect

  • Stjoemom2011 - I have always loved linens–especially old ones!! I have been collecting them ever since I was fortunate to received my Grandmother's. I don't think that there is a pattern of yours that I don't fall in love in love with!!! Thanks for all the inspiration. KathyReplyCancel

  • Teresa - I think that heart sachet is just the sweetest thing. I had just read on another blog about making "retreat gifts" to take to retreats and would love to make some of these. What did you put inside the heart? Do you mind sharing your instructions to make one and do you mind my copying your idea?ReplyCancel

  • Christy - Both your heart and bunny are so wonderful. But what really amazes me is that you did them on the weekend! How do you find the time to be so creative on the weekend!? You are an amazing woman!ReplyCancel

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  • PatchworkPottery - Oh Anne! I love your linen-y goodness! I love natural linen, the texture and colour make it compatible with any fabric you can imagine :o) I love your bunny with her flower necklace and polkadot tail! You inspire me always! Hugs from Vancouver, Canada
    Laurraine xoxoReplyCancel

  • PatchworkPottery - PS Could you tell me what you have found out so far regarding the pros of WordPress? I like blogger myself but didn't really research much before my decision. Thanks!ReplyCancel

  • Kim - Your designs are just divine….
    one cuter than the next.
    How long have you been making bunnies?
    Too bad NY is so far from Calif.!

    Happy SewingReplyCancel

  • PatchworkPottery - Heehee, I was just going to ask you if you used giant rickrack in the binding on "A Tisket, A Tasket". I think I may enlarge it about 150% when I make it for myself :o)ReplyCancel

  • brigette - she's so stinkin' cute!!!ReplyCancel

  • lovetostitch - Web site looks great!! I'll look forward to the change – this google makes me sign up every time lately, and is getting to be a pain, but I really like coming here. Thanks for mentioning the linen, I wasnt aware Moda had it – I love linen, and I'm sure some comes from cross stitchcing – I also wear it a lot. Bunny is as adorable as ever!!ReplyCancel

  • mimi'sdarlins - Anne, I love your linen hearts, I must make some of those!! I always save linen blouses and reuse the fabric, I love the feel of working with it. And your new bunny is adorable. I noticed your new look in your store a few days ago, looks so elegant :-)ReplyCancel

  • Bobbie Lynn - Beautiful. I love hearts and love making them also.ReplyCancel

  • Sherri - I love your linen heart and the beautiful linen bunny…especially the polka dot tail! Thanks so much for all of the wonderful inspiration!ReplyCancel