Thursday, July 1, 2010

My Creative (Holiday) Space


I wasn't going to play today, it's kind of hectic here at home with all seven of us trying to find our own holiday fun, bumping into each other, dancing, making things, annoying each other, going slightly stir crazy and generally getting in the holiday mood. To shake/split things up a bit I took Lucy & Sunday to Melbourne for a couple of days. As you can see we went to see the Abba Land exhibition, wow! So Much Fun.


What's that over there? Is it Meet Me at Mikes???
It's so handy to stay at Mum's in Fitzroy when we visit the city. Lots of parks, ace shops and pubic transport. We trammed everywhere which was mainly good but not so great in peak hour, squashy! Bit scary for Sunday.



We had hot chocolate & cake at Laurent in the Causeway Lane for morning tea...




..oh boy we had a great time. I like to try and spend time with all the kids, on their own or with another, it gives us all the space to connect and it's easier to focus on them without the whole gang. I can't wait to have some individual time with the other three sweeties too.




Back at home we have been inside alot, it's been raining on and off for three days now and it has been so cold outside. Rosie has been playing with her many toys, dressing up Bunny and playing Mums & Dads with Sunday.


I finished off two bunnies for lovely Alison from Sydney. She is a joy to make bunnies for, always to encouraging and supportive of my work.



I hope the little girls she ordered the bunnies for like their new friends.


We have been moving a few bits of furniture around to accomodate a new exciting item (more on Sunday) and I now have an official desk!! After years of sitting at a small side table on a children's chair I have graduated to a real, grown ups table! Wow.



I haven't quite finished the space yet but it already has a few of my favourite things, photo's of hte kids, my little bear from Jess , a dear little crocheted blanket and some lovely artwork. This one below always gives me a lift if I'm questioning my parenting, or feeling down.



It's a great place to sit and blog, think, dream and be. I also love it as I can see out the window now, even if it is grey and misty I'm also looking at my favourite cammelia bushes that are bursting with buds. Come on sunshine!

So, are you having a creative day? I'm finally of to Kirsty's to have a look. Hope you are doing something you love, see you soon xo

21 comments:

Cotton Kiwi said...

What a lovely trip you had and your girls must have loved their time with Mum. Looks like you had a blast. Loving your bunnies as always. Particularly the one with the pink cardy. Just gorgeous!

Jodie W said...

My goodness, those bunnies are adorable!

claire said...

Oh that makes me miss Melbourne :(

I really really love your bunnies! Far too cute! the tiny cardi, eeeep!

Jennie said...

wow - Melbourne AND Abba!
What a lovely post, your space looks gorgeous, I am jealous!
(my pc is on my bedroom dresser)

Little Ted Canvas said...

Your new space looks great & so nice to be in front of a window no matter what the weather. Gorgeous pics of you & your girls, looks like fun & so nice to be able to stay a couple of days, handy Mum being in Fitzroy! Gorgeous bunnies, they always melt my heart...x

tea with lucy said...

I'm in love with your desk. . . and that granny rug!

m.e (Cathie) said...

what an amazing trip!
the ABBA exhibiton looks great & I still haven't been to see Mike's window display, looks amazing!
your space is full of colour & love today Beck, I can defintely feel that. Love your mum pic.
keep warm & see you on Saturday ♥

Deece said...

Looks like fun! Those bunnies are just adorable.

Crochet with Raymond said...

Oh i so want a bunny!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! They are so lovely! How cool you went to meet me at mikes.... I was at a bookstore the other day and saw one of their books and was so surprised! It was like seeing an old friend in a wierd sort of way! i was like "hey!" Oh...er...ummmmmmmmm

manda said...

Hi Beck
I just noticed something about your bunnies... i see your girls in them ! so cool...and so beautiful :-) looks like you had a ball in melb....im trying to get there but its soooo cold outside and my fire is sooo warm :-)
x manda

Steph said...

Oh those little wee jumpers are so cute! And how wonderful for you to have such a special time with your gorgeous little ladies! Hope you have a super rest of your week :)

trixi said...

Wow, a real grown ups table of your own...what next! Have a happy rest of the holidays.

Maree: said...

Congratulations on getting your own desk & space...it looks Great especially that Gorgeous Rug..Your Bunnies are so cute.
cheers

Ooty said...

Do you ever rest?? =D ( I hope you do) But keep on doing what ya' do
I love your bunnies!!!! And seems like you are great at managing family life as well
xo

Quilary said...

Wow what a fabulous desk/storage/crafty area. And the crochet rug wow oh wow! I think I would sit there all day and no poor child would get fed and there'd be no housework done either!

michelle said...

looks like you have the perfect balance going on there. enjoy your lovely new HQ

Heidi said...

I adore your fan letter, I got a few kind words sent my way from my middle one yesterday and does'nt just make your week!! I looks like the family had a grand time.

lauren carney said...

oh oh oh your blog is splendid!
just thought you ought to know!
keep up the lovely posts x

crzylady said...

there's an ABBA LAND? I'm in awe. And now have ANOTHER thing to add to my "when I go to Australia..."

Love the new space :) what a lovely place to spend time and especially as it has a view!

Mookah said...

That new little desk looks amazing. I bet it could tell a few stories! Enjoy your new 'YOU' space.

dash robin said...

Love these photos...what a sweet holiday, I bet I am not the only one a teensy bit jealous of you all right now!Meet me at Mikes! Abba land! dang that Brisbane is so far from Melbourne...