Wednesday, March 24, 2010

My Creative Space


My space is full. My head space that is. Full of ideas, lists, children, school, runny noses, Richo, bunnies, driving, parent/teacher interviews, dogs that desperately need a walk, Crazy Hair day, robots, medical emergencies, upcoming birthdays, dreams, garlic, meetings, packages, books & the quinces waiting patiently by the back door.



I think it's quite funny when I hear someone say they are bored. Wow, wouldn't that be different? I'm happy to say that although things are a tad hectic, my creative is chugging away nicely, with bunny orders coming in steadily. How exciting & satisfying! It was so lovely to receive all the positive & enthusiastic comments after last weeks Creative Space. Because I work alone, as many of us do, it's great to get that kind of support & interaction, it spurs me on to make more, do more, be more.





I found these little tiles at our local tip shop yesterday. Not sure what they will become but I'm thinking brooches perhaps. It's fun to find such treasures that are in no hurry for a new life, but happy to sit in a jar waiting for inspiration.





My space has been full too with my dear Rosie, who has knocked her front tooth badly. We are hoping to save this little toothy peg as it will be a couple of years at least until her new one appears. So it has been a tricky few days trying to keep her from skydiving of the couch, somersaulting, generally hurling herself about as she normally does. It's also been hard for her to eat. Anyway we are off to a specialist dentist in Melbourne. I'm scared about it, kind of like I was when Billy had his teeth issues last year. Anyway, it's not the end of the world, I realise that, but I'll be glad when it's over.





Meanwhile my lovely friend Phillippa has been setting up her Etsy shop.

Phillippa, who teaches at RMIT, also works at our school and is just about one of the nicest people you could meet, is also a very talented fabric designer & super star creator of wonderous things.



Look at her beautiful designs, I love them both. But wait...there's more!
Do pop over and have a look at her snazzy shop!



So my little petal pies, how are you today? Did you happen to see my flowers yesterday?



This is day two and they are still looking almost, unreal. They are the most amazing flowers & give me a little thrill whenever I glance over their way. Flowers, like music, have a way of transforming your mood, bringing something magical into your day, don't they? I just love to look into these endless layers of pink & white & purple/red, the shapes, the petals, the colours..so dreamy....they make my space feel fine. Hope yours is too, and for more spaces don't forget to pop over here xo


35 comments:

Cath @ chunkychooky said...

I am going to look at that fabric right now!!!

crzylady said...

love the tiles.. very Alice. I do hope they make lovely jewelery for you. Glad to hear bunnies are being bred like.. *clears throat* rabbits.

and did you know your flowers inspired me to by some lovely flowers at the store today? I do hope I don't kill them.

Penny said...

Quinces! And the flowers too! Good luck with the tooth & the skydiving - eep!

Kirsty said...

Also loving the tiles & hoping that all goes well with the tooth.

Stephanie and Carlos said...

Those tiles are to die for!! how about magnets as well!!

xo Steph

Linda said...

Beck the flowers are so beautiful...and those little tiny tiles how fabulous are they what a great find...hugs to Rosie and hoping all goes well in Melbourne

Chicken Willow said...

Those tiles could be made into so many things, have fun.

Amanda said...

I agree the tiles look very Alice! And that fabric is adorable...Hope you can save that little tooth, good thing it's a baby one at the very least. Beautiful space...

Selina said...

Oh, my brain is hurting from all the things going on for you! Glad you're able to juggle it all!

Maevy said...

Love the quinces picture, great shot!

teddybearswednesday said...

those tiles are a great find. I look foward to seeing what you do with them. Hope everything goes well with tooth. Teeth stuff is always yuck.xo

Cindy said...

Loads going on in your space...and yes, I too find it odd when someone says they are bored. What does that mean? Happy busy days to you...

Trudi - Me and Ewe said...

I don't think I have ever seen quinces before! Love the tiles - I look forward to seeing what you create with them.

Gina said...

Oh, definitely brooches with the tiles!

Your creative space is overflowing with goodness as usual Beck. Well, goodness apart from the tooth factor.

marian said...

boy-o-boy you've got your hands full, Beck..memories of me as a young mum!

such sweet little tiles..yes they're very Alice indeed!

oh and your gorgeous blooms!

btw did i mention that i LOVE your bunnies & i ssoo want one..do you take orders? hugz, Marian xx

Little Ted Canvas said...

Boy, you are busy! It is fun though isn't it. Love the tiles, looking forward to seeing them come into a new life down the track...

Ooty said...

I love your spaced posts, so many lovely things are going on! Oh well, beside that little tooth I hope it will come all right you'll keep it.

Peta @ Pippiwillow said...

Hey beck, I just lost a load of time by getting lost looking into your flower photograph (s) they are amazing! I do hope the dentist gives you good news. As for boredom...I've no time for it either..so much I want to do, start, finish, make, cook (with your garlic) and catch up with. Hope to see you soon. Peta xo

hester said...

What a full wonderful life you have made for yourself. Full of beautiful things and people.

I hope the tooth fairy can wave her wand over Rosie's knocked about tooth. We had some tooth trauma with Em when she was 5ish and it was quite stressful, but relatively speaking not as bad as lots of other things that some poor parents cope with (so I kept telling myself).

Your flower photos are a work of art. You could frame them and sell them!

dash robin said...

what a great find-gorgeous tiles. I have some old kids wooden toy blocks put aside for some inspiration too. I am trying to convince myself it's also nice just to be surrounded by interesting pretty things, even if I never think of what to actually do with them!!

B @ Sweet Limes said...

Those tiles are great and I'm sure you'll find a million things to make with them. And beautiful flowers.

Jemm said...

I can't wait to see what you come up with for the tiles. I've got some vintage Scrabble tiles and some other really cool tiles from an old game and I've been wanting some ideas for them.

The dahlias are just beautiful. I've really been missing my shop these last few days. I don't know if it's spring or what, but...anyway I love dahlias too.

picciolo said...

they certainly are beautiful flowers! I hope all went well at the dentists
: )

Jodie said...

what a busy busy woman you are beck !

I visited and bought some fabric - it looks delicious.
Goodluck with the dentist !

Cherie said...

I adore your blog - I lost you for a while so thank you for visiting. Oh those little tiles, what a find ;) Off to link you. xo

Alisa : Ink Caravan said...

What a gorgeous blog you have Beck! Love the flowers, the tiles, the too cute stripy rabbit... Thanks for commenting on my blog so I could discover it! : )

ps. I totally sympathise with the tooth thing our little one did the same thing not so long ago. Hope it goes well at the specialist.

sue said...

Love those little tiles and yes they remind me of Alice too! I do hope Rosie's tooth manages to heal itself and she doesnt lose it. Your flowers look so pretty - I love them indoors too but mine always seem to perish around the 3rd day for some reason.

michelle said...

wow i need a little nap after reading about all of that activity. the tiles would make great brooches me thinks. good luck with the toothy troubles

Leanne said...

I so love popping over here....so many wonderful *goings on*...your head space is full like mine at the moment, I can relate and sometimes wish for boredom too...except I also wish I had those quinces waiting by my back door...you know I have never tried any?

Polly said...

Such pretty flowers! Thanks for commenting on my blog. Your story about the butterfly made me laugh! :) xx

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Adorable pictures! Your blog is so lovely!! Have a wonderful weekend!

Susan L (lily40au) said...

those little tiles will make great brooches ... and i thought it funny when i heard the reference to people being bored. bored people don't have enough to do and i'm definitely not in that category.

Tania said...

Things are out of control crazy here. It's not funny anymore. You just made me realise I need to get out in the garden and concoct me a bunch of flowers and nice smelly herbs. Soooothing. Beeeeautiful.

Hope those tooth issues are resolved speedy-like. Poor, non somersaulting, backflipping Rosie.

Beach Vintage said...

Oh my the flowers are stunning and I would love to get my hands on those tiles.

Nishant said...

the flowers too! Good luck with the tooth & the skydiving
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