Wednesday, November 4, 2009

My Creative Space



Yes..more buttons! A return trip to my favourite opshop unearthed a few more special buttons and the original button tin. Yay!


Isn't it a busy time of year?? I haved been having that oh my god feeling when I think about all that I want to achieve over the next few weeks. I have three things due for my class, our garlic needs harvesting as of next week and then there's the makers market. (Oh, and a family to look after!) I must remember to breathe, calm down, breathe.
Today I am in market mode and it's time to make some more bunnies.

This means a trip to the Creswick Woollen Mills to choose some more blanket offcuts. They always have something new and it's fun to try and match the patterns with vintage fabrics. The fawn coloured one is a favourite, it seems to work well with the softer colours of old pillowcase materials.


Laid out like this the bunny shapes, without ears, remind me of paper chain dolls.

One bunny has ears, and a pretty blue skirt.



I think the dark tweed will be a boy bunny. Knitted green overalls maybe?


This little patchwork piece is also bunny related. It is for the Daylesford Maker's Market...I wonder what it will be?


Are you having a creative day?
Don't have to many oh my god moments, ok?! For more spaces pop over here xo

31 comments:

Kirsty said...

I'm very familiar with those "moments".

Your bunnies look great.

yael said...

the bunnies are amazing and so cute and your patchwork so nice (-:

Cherry said...

Beautiful bunnies! The knitted green overalls are a great idea.

V for Violet said...

I have those moments too - every day! Lucky lucky you finding those buttons!!! What treasure! x

Miss Muggins said...

remebering to breathe is very important. Everything looks gorgeous. I think Mr Bunny will look super handsome in knitted duds!

Bek said...

Everything looks very pretty as usual! I am having a moment or 2 here today.. I have just come out of one and a half weeks of sick haze (first kids and then me), and behold I find myself in November! *breathe*

Kylie said...

Love those buttons and your bunnies are just wonderful :) K

edward and lilly said...

I think I've had 3 oh my god moments this morning but have had a cup of tea and a deep breath so know I can carry on now. I love your bunnies so much, how lucky that you are able to get those wool offcuts, thanks for the link to Creswick, I'll have to check it out.

Casie said...

I'm having an oh my god moment just by looking at your creative space! Productive is an understatement.

Emjie said...

Lots of lovelies. I like the material you are using for the bunnies.

Kate said...

Oh my god moments here by the trillion at the moment but sometimes its just what you need to get stiuff moving and done. Loving the bunny workshop. X

Aussie-waffler said...

I think I wake up every morning at the moment thinking 'Eeeeeeek, so much to try and get done,' must be a case of Novemberitis. I like seeing the way your bunnies come together, so sweet.

sue said...

I hope the bunny making helps you relax. They look cute dont they, and I think knitted green overalls would be very cute! The weather is supposed to be nice and warm so I am sure you will be able to get your garlic picked, do the kids help you do it.

caramela said...

How lovely are these bunnies! Yes I can relate so much to the OMG moments, and to the effort to stay afloat when you are supposed to be doing a million and one things! Hang in there! Your space is looking great!
Annamaria

gretchenmist said...

yes, the ohmygod feeling~ kind of like hyperventilating, getting dizzy etc looks like you are getting a little done. the bunnies are lovely :)

Ooty said...

Everything looks great!!! Take a (little) time for yourself as well =)

Hayley Egan said...

i have a button passion. Love the bunnies!

Vic said...

Oh! Be still my beating heart - all those BUTTONS!!!!

Floss said...

More buttons! I am happy now...

I had a creative night last night. Ben's away and after a long chat on the phone with him I was suddenly inspired and dashed off to my sewing machine to begin some bunting based on Dotty Angel's pattern. I'll post about it when it's done, but real life in the form of tidying up needs to intervene, first. I love the little proto-bunnies.

yardage girl said...

Yep - I get that feeling too, but it always passes ... eventually!! Great space this week - love the bunny's. I'm thinking the patchwork will be a sign or something with pockets for bunny's?? Have fun! Nic xx

kellie said...

very familiar with the OMG, a daily recurrence of late it seems
so interesting seeing your bunnies come together!

lisa stubbs said...

I love your buttons and your bunnies... oooo I bet you don't get that said to you everyday!!

Liesl said...

So much bunny cuteness here! :)

homehearthappiness said...

What beautiful things you're making! LOVE the button finds - I sorted through my green buttons just yesterday and I reckon we've got a couple of the same ones - they're gorgeous! x

Tracey said...

love to see the bunny's in progress! Wish I lived near your opshop!

bec said...

Lovely! Those bunnies are freaking cute! And I love the wool, and yes, so long as you remember to breathe, you'll be fine... I count to five breathing in then count to five breathing out... it works everytime!
x.

manda said...

its getting to the oh my god time of the year isnt it ? so much to do so little time.... your bunnies are cuteness :-)

Home Girl said...

i can reccomend lists for thoses OMG moments - they help me feel less overwhelmed. those bunnies are sooo sweet - its amaing how each one develops his or her own personality. have just been catching up with your blog and am as impressed as always with the creative energy you exude. you paint such a lovely picture of country life - v seductive. seem to have a number of fav girlfriends planning to move to castlemaine - maybe one day ill be tempted too. hope you have a wnderful weekend xx

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Catherine said...

Sounds like you have a very busy time ahead of you, I hope you get all the things you need to get done and get some relaxing time in there. Very cute bunnies, I just love them.:)

Jemm said...

The bunnies in the making are so cute! I love the fabric you use. I don't know of any blanket factories around here though.....good luck getting it all done. I'm feeling the same right now. We've got a flower shop employee on vacation for 2 weeks and I'm the designated fill-in. Yikes! An hour commute (one way) and a house to run...I feel your pain!