Beatrix vs. The Easter Bunny

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Sometimes you just want to try new things. Like an Easter bunny outfit! The timing seemed pert near perfect. But Beatrix had other ideas. She wanted to be dressed in a Regency-era style. We did BOTH.


Bunny Outfit


Regency Era










Meet Beatrix! She is O.L.D. No. 00035 and you can see her adoption page HERE. Just in time for Easter!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAMy sister Julie, aka The Mayor always makes fun of me when I make more than one outfit for a doll. “Do you really think people sit around changing their doll’s clothes?” she will frequently ask in her squeaky little voice.

And actually, I have no idea. I know of one woman who once made pancakes for her little dolls! I know I constantly talk to mine! They answer back. Hopefully that doesn’t make me insane…

For me, it’s fun to have the option. I’m sure they get tired of wearing the same thing, day in, day out. And in summer a bunny costume – fully lined, mind you! – would get hot!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe bunny costume was a little tricky, as I wanted the “paws” to be part the sleeves rather than having separate mittens. I’m not made of faux fur (which means I don’t have copious amounts to waste)! So I wanted to get it right the first time. Luckily, I did!

The hat for the Regency outfit was tricky as well. Was it too tall? Too short? I find I have to limit my pondering and just go for it.

rabbitcs1Of course OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI considered adding little bunny heads to the feet of the rabbit outfit, a la “A Christmas Story” but I ran out of time. That was a whole lotta sewing for one little girl!


Beatrix’ Easter basket has CHOCOLATE IN IT! For NOW.


The important thing is we are content including The Mayor, who actually has a lovely speaking voice and who has declared Beatrix to be very appealing and one of her favorites yet (which is saying a lot, because she is SKEERED of most of these sweet dolls).

Meanwhile, is there wind in Colorado? I hope so, because that’s where Wendy is going to fly her kite! Michelle’s streak continues! Thank you, Michelle!

And with that, I leave you! Happy Easter, you’re my favorite.

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4 Commentsto Beatrix vs. The Easter Bunny

  1. Janet Panecki says:

    The Bunny outfit is an adorable item – but more of a Holiday costume than the lovely Regency outfit. I’d love them both!

    Please let your sister know that many doll collectors do just that – sit around a change their dolls clothes! I know I sure do!


    • Ruth says:

      A-HAH! I knew it! I happened to be on the phone with The Mayor when I read your comment. NOW SHE KNOWS TOO.

      Thank you, Janet!


  2. Sue Ann Blott says:

    Happy Easter Ruth! Yea, I also know ALOT of doll collectors who regularly change their dolls outfits…however unfortunately I usually leave the poor dears in what they came in, but do on holidays give them props like Easter eggs to color or cookies to decorate or Christmas bulbs, to hang on their own tree, and so on. So we all have a little crazy in us! I do have four rooms full of dolls (I think I have mentioned, so I’m limited to what I have time for.) Love this beautiful doll, her regency costume dress & LOVE the bunny outfit too! You always do the MOST FANTASTIC things with these dolls, which I shall own one of these times! You are m favorite! Doll Hugs, Sue Ann

    • Ruth says:

      See? SEE?!! Maybe Julie the MAYOR is the crazy one here! I confess, for as much as I sew, my own dolls sit around in rags. Kind of like how a carpenter’s home is always in need of work. But they know they are loved! And that’s the most important thing.

      Thank you, Sue Ann! Happy Easter to you!