Miss Maggie Rabbit

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***UPDATE, 3/1/13 at 6:53 p.m.: I am so sorry but the kits have just sold out. I know people are going to be really disappointed and I sincerely apologize. They went faster than I ever anticipated and I just really apologize if you didn't get to order one. We will be making more but not in time for you to make them for Easter. Thank you so much to everyone who ordered these kits. I'm truly overwhelmed. Please stay tuned and I will update you as to when we will have more kits (later this spring, hopefully in March)! This is a kit I want to keep permanently in my shop, so although we will need some time to make more, we will make more!!!

If you would like a digital PDF pattern to download, they are available HERE.

Mags

Aw, here she is! Miss Maggie Rabbit. Well, her parts and pieces, at least. If you'd like to buy a kit to make her, her dress, her capelet, and her boots that can be arranged. First, though, you must decide which dress fabric (and coordinating yarn) you'd like. There are twelve to choose from:

MaggieBetsySOLDOUT

MaggieBoxfordSOLDOUT

MaggieClaireAudeSOLDOUT

MaggieEdenhamSOLDOUT

MaggieElysianSOLDOUT

MaggieEmiliasFlowersSOLDOUT

MaggieFeliciteSOLDOUT

MaggieKayokoSOLDOUT

MaggieMirabelleSOLDOUT

MaggiePoppyDaisySOLDOUT

MaggieTatumSOLDOUT

MaggieThorpeSOLDOUT

Pretty, no? I think so.

Now, to make Miss Maggie Rabbit, her dress, her boots, and her capelet, this kit includes:

For Maggie:

  • Two 6" x 7" (15cm x 18cm) pieces of National Nonwovens wool-blend felt in color #WCF2612 Sandstone 
  • Two 6" x 9" (15cm x 23cm) pieces of National Nonwovens wool-blend felt in color #WCF2612 Sandstone
  • One 4" x 5" (10cm x 13cm) piece of Liberty Tana Lawn cotton in Eloise (Pink)

For her dress:

  • Two 9" x 14" (23cm x 36cm) pieces of Liberty Tana Lawn cotton
  • One yard (91cm) elastic thread

For her boots:

  • One 5" x 8" (13cm x 20cm) piece of National Nonwovens wool-blend felt in color #TOY2616 Havana Gold

For her capelet:

  • 40 yards (10g) of Brown Sheep Nature Spun sport-weight yarn
  • Three colors of 6-ply DMC cotton embroidery floss: #647 (Tan), #3021 (Dark Brown), and #823 (Navy)

 As well as:

  • Stitching instructions with photos
  • Embroidery tutorial
  • Knitting pattern
  • Pattern templates

You will need to have your own:

  • Size US5 (3.75mm) knitting needles
  • Size #5 embroidery needle for stitching rabbit
  • Size #18 darning needle for elastic thread
  • Water-erase fabric marker
  • Paper scissors, sharp fabric scissors, and sharp-tipped embroidery scissors
  • Sewing machine and thread to match dress fabric
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Wool batting and hemostats for stuffing Maggie
  • Pink stamp pad and small, short-bristled paintbrush
  • Spray starch, and spray bottle with water

Now that you know all that (I just wanted to make sure you knew all that), here is the link!

MISS MAGGIE RABBIT SOFTIE KIT, $34

And if you have your own supplies and you'd like only a downloadable digital PDF pattern (a link to which will be made immediately available to you upon completion of payment), it is available HERE.

Here are some other things I wanted to tell you:

  • Miss Maggie is a special bunny, and not meant to be played with by unsupervised babies or small children who might swallow her boots or her capelet, or chew off an ear or a leg. Please use your judgement and watch your baby or child carefully when they are playing with handmade softies, or any toys with smaller parts.
  • As I mentioned last week, there is not nor will there be a separate pattern or a kit for a boy bunny. But you can easily make a boy bunny from this pattern (or the kit) by leaving off the blushy cheeks and lining the ears with a more boyish fabric (stripes, plaid, gingham, polka-dots) of your own. I am developing new patterns for pants, sweaters, shirts, and other garments for both Maggie and her brother bunnies that will be available separately as downloadable PDFs. I'm not promising that they will be available before Easter, though. I'll try, but I can't promise.
  • Unfortunately, I cannot make any substitutions for yarn or fabrics included in the kits. They are all completely assembled down to the last piece of fabric, and we are ready to ship immediately. As I develop new knitting patterns, I will be offering skeins of the yarn I've used for the garments in my shop. I'll be carrying over a dozen colors so there will be plenty of choices there. I won't be carrying fabric separately. Only kits, patterns, and yarn.
  • The bunny and boots are completely hand-sewn with 2-plies of embroidery floss and blanket stitch (this is a great tutorial). The dress is machine-sewn, with a row of running stitches at the neckline and cuffs to gather. The capelet is knitted in garter stitch with short rows (and for these short rows, I just turn the work and start knitting back — no wrapping or anything else). Very easy. It's hard for me to say whether this is a good project for every beginner, but, you know — it's a softie, not national defense, so my best advice these days is just give it a try and have fun with it! Just relax and practice and enjoy it.

Okay, I think that's it. If there are more questions about bunny kits, please leave them in the comments and I will come back and answer them here. If you have general questions about ordering, shipping, shipping overseas, etc., please check my FAQ page.

Thank you again for all of your sweetness and enthusiasm for this little darling. I really can't tell you how much I appreciate it. Thank you. Xoxoxo

***Please take a few moments to make sure you are putting everything you want to order in your cart, and that you have your correct address listed. The only way I can change your order once it's been placed is to cancel/refund it and have you place a new one with the correct items. My system does not allow me to modify or add to orders once they've been placed. Thank you!!!

 

163 comments

Your fabric/yarn choices are all so beautiful - I feel calmer just looking at them....you have such an eye for wonderful fabrics that exude serenity...

Thank you for organising all this! So many (women!) are so glad to have this treat to work on. The only thing slowing my order is the choice of fabric... I am forcing myself to stick to just one!!
Laura in the UK: I am in the UK too and I completely know what you mean about the import tax- it seems to be random and until recently I'd been lucky three or four times but then I got stung (and it does sting!) with everything I ordered over Xmas and since. It has put me off I must say (and it's not just the tax itself but the whacking great 'handling fee' Royal Mail charge just for handling the mail!!) it's just pot luck as far as I know. Yuck.

I don't normally post, but I wanted say that I've been waiting for this announcement. :) This bunny is so adorable!! I already ordered one, but had a hard time choosing because I love the options you've put together! I can't wait to start on my bunny and I can't wait to see what future accessories you dream up!

Tabby Metcalfe says: March 01, 2013 at 09:24 AM

Just ordered a Maggie Bunny in Elysian (I'm in love with the colour combination of green and purple). The girls and I are jumping for joy. We've been counting the days and I even checked the Portland/London time difference last night before I went to bed so I wouldn't miss the bunny post! Maggie is so lovely and we're so happy. Think I may have to have to order the pattern at some point too, so I can have lots of "Maggie-Sisters". Thank you so much for this fabulously gorgeous bunny Alicia!

Simply adorable!! Miss Maggie Rabbit is not only the most charming wee garden visitor I ever beheld, but without doubt the best dressed!
Looking through each colorway is like discovering the contents of a delicious Easter basket... wonderful!

Donna Bell says: March 01, 2013 at 09:48 AM

I just placed my order and can hardly wait to receive it.

Thanks!

I have just ordered mine too! Cannot wait for her to arrive. I am not sharing either, she is all MINE! Looking forward to future outfits also. Thank you x Sue x

Aaahhh...love it. You just made my day and I can't wait to get the kit in the mail!

This bunny is too darn cute to resist. I just ordered a bunny kit and really am looking forward to opening that pkg! I think I'll crochet her shawl since I don't really know how to knit. Beautiful fabrics...it was hard to choose.

I think not only my daughter, *I* need Miss Maggie :)
Is there any hope of making her if I don't have a sewing machine for the dress? I have very basic sewing skill (and I have plenty of YouTube experience heh~)...

I'm in love. Too sweet.

Jordan in Seattle says: March 01, 2013 at 10:16 AM

Yippee! I ordered and I am SO excited. I know a little girl who is getting one for Easter and another little friend who is getting one for her first birthday. And I am excited about the additional outfits. Love love love!

Just ordered the pattern, cannot WAIT to make this little sweetie pie. Thank you!

Admittedly I struggled to get out of bed on this dreary gray morning in Seattle until I remember Miss Maggie was making her debut. Then I hopped out of bed much like a bunny and ordered multiples cause bunnies seem to have a way of doing that. :)

Love the Bunnies. Just ordered one for my great neice. What a great kit. Thanks so much Alicia.

Is it wrong that I ordered one for me? I can't wait to make her. Chose Elysian. But every choice is adorable. Thanks so much!

A Little Blue Dragonfly says: March 01, 2013 at 10:28 AM

*happy dance* Bunnies!!! Just ordered one for me, a 42 year-old mom of 3! She's all mine! 7 year-old Baby Girl walked in the room and said, "Gasp! I want one!!!!". My Boxford Bunny surely won't be the only Maggie to make her home with us! Thank you for sharing your beautiful design. I cannot wait for your little clothing patterns to create wardrobes for them. :)

Can't believe Boxford and Betsey are already sold out :( I'm kicking myself for forgetting (d'oh). On the other hand, I'm super happy that I snagged the Poppy and Daisy fabric :) Thanks so much, I'm looking forward to this project!!

Ordered mine! So adorable!! Thank you for putting this together and offering it to us. I'm sick today and am wishing I had it here to work on right now!

Tanya Pedroni says: March 01, 2013 at 10:46 AM

I am so excited - can't wait to make this adorable bunny!

Resisted ordering one in every fabric! I love her already.

Katherine says: March 01, 2013 at 11:00 AM

Just ordered one! I've never made anything like this before but they are just too adorable!! I want to make my daughter (5) and son (2) one. Any chance you will be selling the supplies separately in your store? I bought a kit to make my daughter's but as I'll use more boyish fabrics for my son's, I didn't want to buy a whole 'nother kit but would love to be able to get the fabric used to make the actual bunny. Any chance of that happening? Thank you!!

I finally narrowed it down and chose the Poppy Daisy with plum yarn! So excited to make her! No all I need to do is find someone that knows how to knit :)

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My name is Alicia Paulson
and I love to make things. I live with my husband and daughter in Portland, Oregon, and design sewing, embroidery, knitting, and crochet patterns. See more about me at aliciapaulson.com

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