Thursday, July 29, 2010

My Creative Space



Two new bunnies in my space today. I love this two toned cardi, but it was tricky to find the right fabric to go with it.



It worked out well in the end & this little sweetie will be one of the first girls in my new online shop, which I'm hoping will be up and running by next week.



Blue Bunny Two is sporting a fancy moss stitch cardi, she is very gentle and kind. We all need a bit of kindness in our day don't we? Sometimes I look at my bunnies and they seem to look back at me so quietly & lovingly. It's good to pause during a crazy, demanding day and let that wash over me, as mad as that sounds.



Talking of mad things I've been making a hilarious creature this week. When I asked Rosie what she would like for her fifth birthday (I can't believe my baby is turning five) she replied,
"I think I would like a Rainbow Snake, please Mumma."



So of course I decided to make it out of vintage sheets & pillowcases in a kind of rainbowy way.



The first version was way too fat. After stuffing almost a whole bag of filling into a quarter of the snake I realised I had got a bit too excited.



So I did some unstuffing, resewing and restuffing. Phew. It still took a full bag of that Humpty Dumpty filling to satisfy Her Snakeyness.



I'm not sure if this is what Rosie had in mind when she requested a Rainbow Snake but I hope she likes it anyway.




How do you hide such a creature? Lets hope she does't find it before her birthday...
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45 comments:

kirsty said...

love, love, love your bunnies, i will be looking out for them when you open your online shop! the snake looks fantastic too

x

teddybearswednesday said...

So exciting about your online shop Beck!! Big Hurrary!!
I love your rainbow snake and I think she will be THRILLED with it. xo

Mookah said...

Love the snake and you've just given me an idea for a present for a little one that I know....

Catherine said...

Beck your bunnies I agree have a peaceful sweetness about them. I love the moss stitch cardigan, my favourite stitch. Congrats on the online store, I bet you'll be kept busy in the bunny making department. :)

Catherine said...

I love the rainbow snake too! (and can relate to your concerns about how / where to hide it!). best wishes in preparing for your shop!

Sarah said...

I bet it is way better than she has imagined. It sure looks like a rainbow to me. Love it. Love your new bunnies too. You have been a busy lady this week.

CurlyPops said...

What a lovely request for a rainbow snake! I think it's the prettiest snake I ever did see.

Sue said...

Your bunnies are so cute and I love the variegated colorway too for her cardigan. Happy Birthday to Rosie, 5 is a gorgeous age. I like the snake, have fun hiding him so she wont find him.

Jennie said...

I love the wool on the first cardy! Beautiful!

And the snake is fab - isn't it crazy how much stuffing it takes for these things sometimes?!!

Ooty said...

great great great about your new shop! The bunnies are lovely as always and the snake is super beautiful I love your fabric choice!

SewSofie said...

I love the bunnies and the snake is absolutely beautiful (and big). Im sure your little one will love it (and yes, they do grow way too fast).

Anna Bartlett said...

that snake is fantastic. I see many groovy photo opportunities with it in your future!

Renee said...

What a gorgeous snake! Especially 'cos she's made from vintage sheets! Good luck with your shop opening.

Cotton Kiwi said...

What a great idea with the vintage sheets!Congrats on the online shop and happy birthday to your 5 year old!

Jemm said...

What a snake!! I bet Rosie will LOVE it. It is much bigger than I originally thought. Didn't realize until the hand was in the photo that it is quite large. Great work!

Amanda said...

Love the bunnies but that snake is quite a gem...Awesome!

Danielle McDonald said...

That little cardie is just too cute!

Crochet with Raymond said...

Love the little rabbit and the snake! It's enormous! Very very cool!

Bianca said...

oh! LOVE IT! where do you find those sheets, I am so Jealous!

There are many aboriginal stories about the rainbow serpent. -Incase you've not come across it, heres one link, I am sure miss 5 will love it.

http://www.dreamtime.auz.net/default.asp?PageID=71

xB

Lizzie said...

That's an awesome snake Beck, I'm sure she'll love it - I do!!
Lizzie
xxx

Kirsty said...

LOVE the snake!

gretchenmist said...

what an interesting present request! it's pretty cool :)

Rainbow Child said...

oh she is beautiful!!! so worth all the effort ( and stuffing ;) )

Cass said...

I love your snake

Yana said...

beautiful bunnies and a cool snake!!! i'm sure your baby will love it :)

green tea and red nails said...

you are so clever! these are fantastic :)

kel xx

Mel @ Little Ted Canvas said...

What a gorgeous request, a rainbow snake! And wow have you come up with the goods, it looks amazing! So looking forward to seeing your bunnies in your on line shop, always so beautiful!

GardenofDaisies said...

The rainbow snake is WONDERFUL!! Your little girl will LOVE it!!! And the your bunnies are just the cutest little things. :-)

Bugalugs aka Jacqui said...

I love your bunnies thay are just beautiful. Your little miss will be very happy with that snake I'm sure, he's Awesome!!!

Maxabella said...

Your bunnys are so sweet and special. And now I'm thinking the same about your snakeys...

Karen said...

Your bunnies make me feel all warm and fuzzy every time I look at them - they are soooo sweet BEck.

byebyebirdie said...

You seem to put so much thought and lovely details into the creating of your bunnies. I'm sure you will be selling out of them very quickly! What a wonderful snake. My children also request handmade gifts for their birthdays which I think is so cool. Best of luck keeping it hidden!!

Copper Patch said...

Coolest snake ever!
I'm sure she'll love it.
Ab x

74 Lime Lane said...

i swear, those bunnies dress better than me, and you are such a clever mum, your rainbow snake is fabulous {and what a great request!}

Kate said...

Ahh that snake is the coolest! I love it. So will she, for sure.
Actually, it looks a lot like a scarf I sewed this week. I'd better stay away from Rosie or we might snap. I have something for you from Knitter Sue. Now I have to see you soon. XX

Floss said...

Adorable snake! Keep the bunnies away from it, though...

trixi said...

Love all those vintage fabrics you've used to make your rainbow snake. Good luck hiding the "little' fellow!

Gypsy said...

Oh Beck, so so much to love about your creations. Thanks for sharing, you've made my day xx

michelle said...

i have a serious reptile phobia but i could cuddle that snake without a second thought. your blog is a breath of fresh air. happy birthday 5 girl

m.e (Cathie) said...

yay for the online shop Beck!!
how could she possibly not love her rainbow snake! that is amazing & it must be pretty big to be full of a whole bag.
hope Rosie has an amazing birthday with lots of kisses & cuddles & rainbow cake maybe.
hugs♥

Linda said...

the snake is amazing Beck soooo gorgeous and a great use of sheets!!! Rosie will love it. So excited about your shop too yay for you xx

Allana said...

I adore your bunnies, and that rainbow snake is gorgeous! I may have to steal your idea to use some of my vintage stash if that's ok with you? :)

hester said...

My goodness - Charlotte looks just perfect in that dress. How wonderful that you found what she wanted. The snake is beautiful (coming from a girl with a snake phobia - that's saying something) and I love the idea of your apple trees. You'll have blossom one day as well as yummy apples.

messyfish said...

Love it! The last pic made me laugh... Very hard to hide indeed.

Bellgirl said...

What a gorgeous snake! Have you thought about dong a tutorial?