Wednesday, October 28, 2009

My Creative Space




This week I am breathing a sigh of relief as things seem to be a little calmer. The Love Hearts order for Big Dreams is finished, my first assignment for my course is handed in and the garlic has been weeded. Phew. I'm feeling like there is a bit more room to move, to look around me, to think & daydream.



I really enjoyed that last batch of Love Hearts (thank you for all your lovely comments), and I will be making more for the Daylesford Makers Market. But now there is some space for other ideas and projects. I found these buttons at the opshop yesterday, not sure what they will become yet but I like them! The white ones need cleaning, any ideas? I think someone suggested putting them in the dishwasher...



I can't get enough colour this week. The colours in the country are so inspiring at the moment. With all the rain we've had everything is so lush and bright. Which reminds me of this gorgeous pot holder which was a birthday present for my mum. Beautifully made by the very clever Kate, from Foxs Lane. Thanks so much Kate.



With the market coming up I am starting to sort through the leftovers and mayhem from last time. This bunny needed some eye surgery. His eyes were always a bit askew so he had a mini makeover today.
And he found a friend.



Do you think he needs pants?



I'm still wondering about these scrabble pieces. I think they might turn into brooches...



So my creative space today is filled with lots of finished and lots of unfinished things.
Questions, letters, buttons, bunnies, birds and the colours of the rainbow.




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34 comments:

Tania said...

If I can just get through til tomorrow night, then my space is going to feel a lot more like yours. Breaaattthhhe. Thank you for the inspiration to stop procrastinating (hmn) and finish this tedious work thing. Loving your work!

PS. I just inherited a jar of buttons from a great Aunt. I reckon we could 'snap' on most of them!

Jo said...

Wonderful buttons! A hot soapy wash in the sink should do the trick.

Edera Jewelry said...

Lovely buttons--and your sewn animal dolls are adorable! Thanks so much for your sweet comments about my work and creative space :)

Take care,
Ivy

Aussie-waffler said...

Love those bright orange buttons. I think bunny does want some pants, he seems a little bashful,his nautical colours are lovely.

sue said...

Oh he is so cute in his stripy top, and yes definately pants! The potholder for your mum is gorgeous, love all those colors. Can you wash the white buttons in white vinegar, it seems to remove mould off shower heads so maybe it will work, lol!

ELK said...

you are filled with artistic ideas and
i look forward to following you ...I think some little shorts may be nice with bunny perhaps with a button or 2

yael said...

love your dolls and shorts will be a great add.
and those orange buttons are so bright and lovely

Amanda said...

your bunny is just too cute...perfect ears for rubbing between a little ones fingers :)....

Beautiful art by the little one :)

Cardygirl said...

Love the buttons...my opshoprarely has anythong interesting! I have heard that Steradent is good for whitening buttons...works for smiles..worth a try?

CurlyPops said...

Awww gorgeous buttons! A dishwasher powder soak in the sink works well too.

Kirsty said...

I would diswasher for sure...inside a stocking?

Kate said...

Lovely colourful space Beck. I'm so pleased you are feeling calmer. The buttons and the scrabble tiles are like little bits of ideas ready to hatch. I can't wait to see what they become. XX

Tracey said...

wow, what a full creative space - you scored with the buttons. The rabbit is adorable - I think some little blue pants would look cute...

teddybearswednesday said...

Gorgeous bunny, I don't think he needs pants but I also don't think pants would hurt. Lovely buttons too.
thanks for your encouragement and sweet comment.

M* (Melanie) said...

Such a lovely space. There's so much going on. So beautiful.

manda said...

Hi Beck
beautiful buttons and scrabble pieces and rainbow painting and yep bunny needs pants-maybe some with little red birds printed on them ?
..another nice blog to come visit yay :-)
Manda

Kylie said...

Oh boy! What a creative feast! Love those buttons - I'm afraid I don't have any suggestions for cleaning them. The scrabble pieces are totally fab - brooches a fabulous idea. I love your rabbit (I think pants would be cute but still very gorgeous without too). K

Neen said...

That is one mighty creative space right there. Your bunny's are really beautiful. The photos on your left hand side are really great too, I love the green knitted cardigan on the top one and wish that it could fit me. Its exactly the colour green that I am always looking out for.

ecoMILF said...

Love the colours of the buttons. I think your bunny needs shorts not pants as the weather is out of control beautiful! xo m.

Tricia said...

I just love those orange buttons. What a find!

m.e (Cathie) said...

i love your colourful space, beautiful buttons, softies, scrabble tiles..wow, you definitely are busy!
goodluck with the market.

jeanamarie said...

love the rainbow painting in progress and buttons, yum!

thank you for your comment as well, and advice :)

Sherrin said...

I love the red buttons, and I LOVE the bunny! So cute.

Sarah said...

Love the vintage buttons and think it's a top banana idea to make brooches out of the scrabble pieces - will look great I am sure.
As for bunny no pants (which where I come from means knickers!?) I think he's a country bunny so it's pretty much anything goes with them, if it was a city bunny it would be a whole other matter but it's fine as is I reckon, letting it all hang out...!

Thanks for stopping by my place, I'm over in Aus as husband is working out here, on a film, heading back to the chilly Uk at the end of Nov. x

Ooty said...

Lovely buttons pics! And your bunny is super cute!!!!! I'd would not add him pants "less is more"=D

lisa stubbs said...

I love your creative space and your buttons are wonderful, and I think your bunny needs pants, he looks a little embarrassed!

yardage girl said...

Great post! Dishwasher in a stocking or laundry bag works but can sometimes be a bit abraisive. Soaking in warm water with a bit of detergent or napisan works well to. Have fun!

Vic said...

Holy Moly you've got a lot going on! (AND it's so pretty....! Love the scrabble tiles...!)

Thanks for popping by my blog again, I love it when you visit! ;)

Pomona said...

Lots of lovely things! I think the bunny should have trousers - it might be a bit chilly without!

Pomona x

picciolo said...

hi, lovely buttons, would the dishwasher work? Wouldn't they just spin around inside? The rabbit and his new friend is lovely too, I do't think he needs pants but I bet they would look good if he had them
: )

Karen said...

Does he need pants?? Hmmm not something I have ever contemplated before, whether a bunny needs dacks on!
My instinct is to say "no, he looks just fine". That said I know my three-year-olds would ask "why doesn't the bunny have pants on?" Not much help really am I.
Love the wooden Scrabble tiles - my mum has a set that old.

Happydacks said...

Really nice photo. I love the Foxs Lane pot holder and is that a photo/card of one of your creations behind it? Really cute! Chele

Michelle said...

I adore the scrabble pieces...
and they would look gorgeous as brooches...
the bunny is sweet and yes pants...Red would work well or blue...
Great buttons...love the colours...

Floss said...

Hi - it ws me, with the dishwasher buttons! I put them insde a net bag, and the net bag inside a cullinder, so I was really cautious. Then I set it off on a 30 degrees short wash, to be extra-sure I wasn't doing anything rash. The MOP buttons came up perfectly, but some of the glass ones were still a little grubby around the patterning. Best of luck! PS I love your buttons...