In preparation for the Dolly Jolly event which Janet has organised in May, I've been doing some sewing recently, using fabric I won on the raffle at a Sasha Celebration Weekend a few years ago: a pile of patterned fat quarters in shades of blue and yellow, plus some plain fabric. One piece of floral fabric was used to make an Easter bonnet with a matching outfit (including using the Ted Menton pinafore dress pattern), in the challenge posed by Gael S in one of the Sasha Facebook groups. I finished the bonnet and the outfit just in time for Easter day. We were in York for the whole weekend, so the photos I took of Florence with her Easter treats were in the little patio garden of the AirBnB we were staying in at the time.
|Florence models the Easter bonnet picnic outfit on Easter Day in York|
|The Easter bonnet trimmed with white roses, miniature buttons and ribbon|
|The Easter bonnet fabric is a delicate floral pattern in blues and yellows with a touch of green|
|The Easter bonnet tied under her chin with yellow ribbon|
|The Easter bonnet / picnic outfit includes a sleeveless shirt, knickers, Ted Menton pinafore dress and the Easter bonnet|
|The Dolly Jolly picnic rug side A|
|The Dolly Jolly picnic rug side B|
I had been gathering items for this raffle prize for a few weeks - two hamper baskets, the miniature tea set, the Sasha sized tumbling tower blocks and I raided our Sasha toy collection for the remaining items of fun games to play on a picnic (frisbee, bat and ball, foam football). The larger hamper basket had no lining, so I lined it with some of the food pattern fabric, the smaller basket had red and white check lining but I ripped that out and replaced it with pale blue and white check lining instead, to match the picnic rug.
|The mini picnic hamper containing the tea set and mugs in their boxes|
|The mini picnic hamper containing the tea set (sellotape still on the tea pot lid) and mugs|
|The lined larger hamper basket containing the picnic games and the mini picnic hamper|
Florence, her shoes and socks are NOT included in the raffle prize.
Everything in the raffle prize fits neatly inside the larger basket. This will be a special raffle prize at the Dolly Jolly event during May 2022 (in England).
|Florence wearing the Easter bonnet outfit, |
with the picnic rug, tea set in its mini hamper,
picnic games and the lined hamper basket to carry the prizes.