Monday, 24 November 2008

Little Red...

Off I go...

Once upon a time there was a dear little girl who was loved by everyone who looked at her, but most of all by her grandmother, and there was nothing that she would not have given to the child. Once she gave her a little riding hood of red velvet, which suited her so well that she would never wear anything else; so she was always called 'Little Red Riding Hood.'*

Is that a wolf I see...?

Oh, is that a wolf I see!?

Basket for Grandma

I love that in the original version of the story she takes a cake & a bottle of wine to grandmother, in our version she took felt food.

This is the most successful last minute, off the cuff sewing that I have ever done. No pattern or measurements to work from, just an idea & some fabric that I loved. I basically cut out a big circle & a hood from the velvet & the lining fabric & then sewed everything together with some ribbon ties at the neck. I didn't even top stitch it in the end, I thought that might be tempting fate.

*from Red Riding Hood by the Brothers Grimm

22 comments:

martha said...

it is wonderful! i've always loved little red riding hood.
oh, and i love the felt food too.

CurlyPops said...

Ah she looks so sweet!

Jo said...

this is so perfect... not to mention adoreable. Bravo to you and your sewing prowess :)

Linda said...

Oh this is very special indeed!! So gorgeous! clever you, I love the felt food too and the lovely things you made in your last post!!!beautiful :)

nikkishell said...

I love the second picture! Adorable.

62cherry said...

ok crafty lady!
you are the best

Little Munchkins said...

I love it. The felt food looks yummy and she looks so cute with the red hood on. I think red may be her colour :)

Cass said...

Looks fantastic

Louise said...

Oh that is just ADORABLE!! I absolutely love it all - especially madam!

Kirsty said...

It's gorgeous, she's gorgeous - superb job.

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

What a cutie! Little Red i sone of my favourite fairy tale characters!

Rachael Rabbit said...

Wonderful post!!!!

13mimosa said...

It looks gorgeous, as all your work always does. Helps when you have such cute subjects to work with too!

Shannon said...

methinks I need some of these little hoods....

Brittany Noel said...

This is so cute!! Great sewing! I love the character of Little Red Riding Hood. She looks adorable.

leslie said...

that is absolutely gorgeous! and i'll bet she LOVES it.

Soo said...

she looks gorgeous in the little hood. I especially love the blue velvet ribbon too!

potty mouth mama said...

Oh Mrs, you've really outdone yourself now. I want one. In my size.

Bek said...

That is completely adorable.

Angie said...

Gorgeous!

I've just been tracing the Ottobre 6/2008 pattern out as I'm not as game as you at attempting a hood. I hope mine works out half as well!

Corrie said...

adorable! just adorable! oh yes and so is the cape.....

h&b said...

You are too, too *GOOD* !!

I am in awe of your fabulousness!