Thursday, February 4, 2010

My Creative Space - The Tale of Two Bunnies


The twin bunnies are finished and went off to their new home yesterday. A day later than planned. I have learnt a valuable lesson with this order...don't leave things to the last minute as something is sure to go wrong!!

The girls ended up looking lovely and their beds & bedding were sweet but it didn't look like a happy ending for a while there....



The cutting out bit was fine. Or was it?



How did that happen?



A small operation and things were back on an even keel.


Pink Bunny was born first,

and five minutes later along came Blue Bunny. Now, time to get their beds painted.


Note to self: when painting the little beds that your beloved spent The Whole of Sunday making please check a) that you use the right paint, you know, the fast drying wash out in water type, and b) that you have a paint brush. Ok? Please don't use the really full on enamel paint that takes four weeks to dry because you didn't read the label and PLEASE don't find yourself buying a basting brush at Coles. And for godsake don't then use said basting brush to paint with. Am I clear????

So the beds worked out ok, in the end. Thanks to my super hero who saved the day with his methodical approach to paint scraping and sanding. Things were back on track. What I didn't factor in was....


..a sewing machine that refused to sew. I threaded and re threaded, poked and tightened, untightened, re threaded, Pam just refused to sew. Perhaps it was her RDO. This is when things started to really get ugly. Yes, there were tears. Sobs actually.


Luckily I managed to borrow a sewing machine, after a bit of nose blowing, face washing and pulling myself together type action, to finish off the last little bit of bedding. Phew.



Two little bunnies were finished, just in the nick of time. I've never had a problem with orders before so I'm thinking this one was just one of those crazy situations where the odds are stacked against you. Funny to look back on but not at the time!

I hope the girls are being cuddled and put to bed early tonight as they have been through a lot in the last couple of days. I'm sure their new mummies will be kind and gentle. I wonder what their names will be?
If you would like to order a bunny for someone you love just drop me a line on my email and we can chat about colours and fabrics.
Hope you are having a lovely, creative, trouble free day today. Pop over here to see what these lovely people are up to, see you soon xo


41 comments:

Kate said...

Beck, they are just the sweetest little things all tucked up in bed like that! I love them.

Little Ted Canvas said...

Oh what an ordeal! Stunning results though, well worth the tears!

Thereisabuttonmissing said...

I am glad I am not the only one who suffers from 'craft disaster tears'...and yes the chances of us crossing paths in Coles has probably been likely...maybe in the basting brush isle?

manda said...

Oh I love your bunnies..and i love your story + photos. It would make a sweet book :-)

teddybearswednesday said...

Oh Beck you poor thing you've been through the bunny bed wars.
They are ABSOLUTELY gorgeous and soo sweet, you wouldn't know the story behind them. I love them with those beds.!

Jodie said...

Tears ? swearing? No way !
They are beautiful!

Jenni said...

no sign of truama on the bunnies, absolutely lovely!

Tania said...

Check. Got that on the paint, the basting brush, the leaving things til the last minute. It's just that I know in advance that as I typed the 'last minute' bit I was subconsciously singing la, la, lala, la with my hands over my ears.

Might I say, those are the sweetest bunnies in beds. Now go find some therapy!

Kirsty said...

They are absolutely gorgeous. I'm sure they'll be very well loved.

sue said...

Both bunnies are so cute! At least if it ever happens again (not) you will be totally prepared to deal with it. We all have little setbacks in life at one time or another. I am sure those little bunnies are getting extra cuddles too.

Bianca Jae Makes Stuff said...

Oh I love them!! Even if they did make you cry. Thank goodness it all worked out in the end. Making me very nervous though....I have HEAPS to do in the next month xox

Wendy said...

Oh, my goodness! Your bunnies are so charismatic! And their beds and quilts...wow. Well done!

crzylady said...

I'm glad you make it through! What an ordeal. It always does some to have some sort of rolling effect, doesn't it! The twins are lovely.

gretchenmist said...

wow, that all sounds stressful!
worth it though, as they are gorgeous :)

Neen said...

Yours is my favourite creative post today. I was riveted the whole way. Will Pam sew or no? I'm very glad it all worked out and the bunnies are gorgeous as ever.

m.e (Cathie) said...

Beck! they are wonderful, with lovely dramas to remember them by.
absolutely gorgeous!!
crafting disasters are all part of the process.

Jennie said...

What a to do! They are absolutely lovely, especially with the beds too!

Tracey said...

so, so delightful! What a sweet post and photos to boot!

Amanda said...

they are so cute! i love the carrot especially

74 Lime Lane said...

wow, it sounds like quite the process, but it was worth it
they are divine and i'm sure they will be well loved

Tweed Delights said...

Oh, gorgeous bunnies! Well worth all the blood, sweat and tears!! I'm sure they'll be treasured all the more for it - thank you for visiting me! :)

Kylie said...

They are both just perfect. Such a wonderful gift. K

Posie Patchwork said...

Sweet. Love Posie

Sally said...

Wow - a basteing brush with enamel paint? Sounds like something I would do! ...but not now after your sage advice.
What a stressful situation to find yourself in. Awful. Glad you can laugh about it now. One thing is for certain - those bunnies are sublime. 100% cute and gorgeous. A great outcome to a harrowing experience.

GardenofDaisies said...

OH dear, you really did have a terrible time at the end, didn't you! But all is well that ends well. And the bunnies, their little sweaters, their beds and bedding are the sweetest things ever! I think two little girls are about to be very very happy!

Violet and Rose said...

Oh Beck! They were well worth the tears. Just so, so beautiful.

Miss Muggins said...

All's well that ends well. as far as deadlines go....last minute stress/rush may just be your style, no matter the lessons learned. It sure is mine! xx The bunnies in beds are so adorable.

megsie said...

Ooo don't you hate those days! Craft disasters and all,those bunnies in their sweet little beds cuddled under those way too cute quilt are just perfection! As to be expected! I wanted to share a piccie of our own sweet bunny you kindly made for my sweet Sage for chrissy. Those ears are babe chewing mangnet. Holly is much loved and admired, and often pinched by 5 year old sister . http://pintspalette.blogspot.com/2010/01/too-bloomin-cute.html

Meagan @ecoMILF said...

Beck, I actually can't take the cuteness of those bunnies, the carrot, the beds, the little cardigans, their fabric ears. It's honestly heart melting. I am having mini heart pangs right now they're so cute, thank you for going through the emotional ride and finishing so I could experience the mood elevator tonight. xo m.

Gypsy said...

Oh Beck, your 'note to self' had me with tears of laughter rolling down my face, you poor darling! I'm glad the bunnies made it to their new home safely, hope your machine is okay!!! (Or is that a really good excuse to get a new one?)

Rachelle said...

beck, your bunnies bring me back to my childhood, i had a bunny similar to yours. whenever i see a pic of them i feel all nostalgic! craft mishaps - story of my life although mine usually somwhow involve a cordless drill!

Gina said...

These creations are so amazing, and even more so given the angst in creating them and the little story that you've narrated for them. I imagine that it must be hard to sometimes let your creations go to unknown homes... they have personalities already, but who will they become? I'm sure they'll be deeply loved.

And frankly, I WANT THEIR QUILTS!

Gina said...

These creations are so amazing, and even more so given the angst in creating them and the little story that you've narrated for them. I imagine that it must be hard to sometimes let your creations go to unknown homes... they have personalities already, but who will they become? I'm sure they'll be deeply loved.

And frankly, I WANT THEIR QUILTS!

A Country Girl said...

Its hard to believe that such cute bunnies could cause so much trouble!
Alls well that ends well :)

moose and bird said...

Don't you hate it when crafting disasters strike. It's always when you are short of time and are not in the right mental state. I'm glad the bunnies are finished, they look divine. oh so cute. I hope you have a lovely weekend. You deserve it. Melinda xo

yardage girl said...

Beck - I have no words to describe how beautiful these bunnies are ... Thanks for sharing the story too - it was a great read - especially because it turned out so wonderfully in the end! Nic

Mistea said...

I see they came together in the end as all good bunnies do - they look super cute and I love their little beds - Hope they are getting plenty of rest in their new home. Enjoy

Michelle said...

Your Bunnies are adorable Beck...
and Love that I am not the only one that measures wrong and has a machine that just packs it in...
and I too would be the sort that would want it finished no matter what and find anything to paint it in...
thanks for sharing these adorable little treasures with us...

Star of the East said...

These pictures and bunnies are just adorable!

wynona @ ivy designs said...

these two are the sweetest bunnies ever! x

Mary said...

Discovered your post through Kootyoo / my creative space. Just adorable, Bravo!