Saturday, March 2, 2013

Pretty in Grey?

Or Fifty Shades of Pink.
(Actually, 50 Shades of Pink
sounds like a
much kinkier book.
But I digress)

Steampunk Rabbit is going along nicely.
Here she is in her
pin tucked blouse.

I've left the front in simple pin tucks
as she'll have something Steampunky
around her neck
and I didn't want it to disappear
in a mass of frothy lace. 

What I did have for her blouse
is some absolutely perfect
insertion lace



Since then, I''ve had to tread water for a bit.
Steampunk Rabbit
is to be dressed in 
black and white and silver.
The monochrome palette 
is ideal for different textures, 
so I wanted to give her a lace skirt.
I ordered some 
lovely black and white lace.



(Yes, this is their image
but under the circumstances...)

Isn't it pretty?
I was so excited when it arrived.


And it is lovely lace.
Black and PINK
lovely lace.

Bother!

I can't make the jacket 
until I have the right lace
for the skirt.

So off I went on the hunt again.

And today I got my new lace.
It's perfect.


It's a very, very dark grey,
with simple embroidery in silvery grey
and satin-stitched roses
of white and  grey.


All crunchy texture and subtle shades.
Are there fifty of them?

Let me get my riding crop
and you can count.


Alright, Mr De Mille,
I'm ready for my close-up

 Shared with
Pink Saturday.

 Reserved listing in my Etsy shop

25 comments:

  1. She is looking so good! Love the blouse and that lace is gorgeous... can't wait to see her finished :)

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    1. Thank you! I admit, I was a little upset by the pink lace, but this grey is wonderful. Back to the sewing machine!

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  2. omg...she's a stunning Rabbit!
    you have such an eye for detail...the lace is beautiful..the pintucking on her blouse is gorgeous!!!
    xo

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    1. Thank you so much, Ann. She's been a lot of fun to make, and I'm so glad I finally have the right lace.

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  3. Now, she is CUTE!

    Popped in from Pink Saturday.

    thriftshopcommando.blogspot.com

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    1. Ah, and I see you are fellow Mad Tea Party poster. I'm gathering my props for this year ~ see you there!

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    2. Thank you! And yes, I hope to be at the MTP this year!

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  4. Wooo! Who!
    Already a reserved buyer for Miss Rabbit..awesome!
    The lace for the skirt is gorgeous.
    Congratulations for your Liebster Blog Award too, my dear.
    What we wouldn't do without people who are kind to us.
    I love Blogland!!!
    My Cheshire Cat is coming right along. I decided to 'clone' the cat using Amazing Mold Putty, so I won't have to go through all the trouble of making my next Cheshire Cat from the ground up. Using the mold putty is quite an interesting experience as the mold is flexible when read to take off the original sculpture. I can hardly wait to make the clone cat!
    Cheers and hugs,
    Teresa
    http://amagicalwhimsy.blogspot.com/

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    1. Oh! That's a bright idea, to clone your cat. maybe I should look into that?

      The Steampunk Rabbit was an out-of-the-blue commission. They sent me a copy of your Miss Rabbit and asked if I could make something like her, but Steampunked. It was such a thrill to be asked to make something like that!

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  5. Oh wow, that lace is so pretty! I love seeing this bunny come along :)

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    1. Thank you, Mandy! It does help me to post regular progress reports, so that I can see I'm actually making progress!

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  6. The bunny looks so cute! Her skin shines, and to me she looks made of silk :)
    Beautiful work!
    The attire seem to be coming along nicely, can't wait to the final result soon!
    Have a wonderful day, Rhissanna.
    Anna

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    1. Thank you, Anna. The sealer gives that acrylic paint that nice glosos. It really makes a difference to how the paint looks, too;, smoothes everything out. It's like magic!

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  7. How adorable. Her closeup is perfect. Your lace finds are the best look for Ms. bunny.
    Jeanne xo

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    1. Thank you! I really do spend much too long on the Internet looking for just the right lace! But it's so wonderful when I find what I'm looking for.

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  8. Fantastic!! She is so cute! The details you put into your creations are amazing!!!

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    1. The details are the fun bits, right? And, thank you!

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  9. My My My, she is soooooo adorable. I love the pin tuck blouse. I love the grey, silver and white lace, it is perfect!

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    1. Thank you! The pin tucking I was really worried about, but it turned out ok. I'm going to have to do some more!

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  10. I came over from your comment on my hare posts and I have thoroughly enjoyed reading down your blog on the progress of the Steampunk Rabbit. Truly artistic work!

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    1. Thank you so much! Steampunk Rabbit has just been a joy to make. I'll miss he when she's gone.

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  11. Very, very cute! I love all the shades of grey lace! Gorgeous!

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    1. Thank you so much! Yes, grey is back!

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  12. How did I miss this post?! The first lace is gorgeous so you will have to use on another doll for sure. I do love the second lace and I can't wait until you can show the finished creation:)

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    1. Heh! Thank you, Mary. Dear me, yes, the black and pink lace will have a place to go, I'm sure. As soon as I finish this rabbit!

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Thank you all for the wonderful and supportive things you say! I'm thrilled to read them and I reply to each one.