Little Betty. Congratulations!
Thank you so much to all the lovely ladies and your very interesting comments. It gave me a lot of thought as what to make, I think I have found a solution for the lace. Although I don't think I'll add it to the sewing queue until January. I'll try to make it in time for my overseas holiday in February. If you liked the lace then try the Clear It Outlet in Brunswick St Fitzroy, two stores down from The fabric store.
Thanks for reading.