Thursday, August 12, 2010

My Creative Space



I had a really happy morning yesterday, sewing up the 15 fat quarters that I received in the Vintage Sheet Swap.


I added one more quarter to make it sixteen and then just sewed them all together, higgeldy piggeldy and the finished bedcover looks so sweet. It's added a bit of Spring to my Winter! I like the random nature of it, and it was so easy. Note to self though: next time make sure all pieces are EXACTLY the same size, ok?

I loved being part of the Australian Vintage Sheet Swap 2010, it was a really simple and fun swap and I received some lovely pieces. Thanks Ange!



After school snack yesterday...pikelets with maple syrup & rasberries. So simple and just the ticket when the wind is whirling & howling outside and it hasn't stopped raining for days.


I have been having fun too lately, matching up cardi's and fabric. One of my favourite parts of bunny making. I love this blue rose sheet that I picked up at an oppie on the weekend. Isn't it pretty?



I've had this little thrifted skirt for ages, just waiting for the right coloured cardi to come along.



Zappy green.


70's yellow & brown.


Sweet pale pink,


& rasberry roses.


And of course some purple too.
Now I better get busy with the scissors and sewing machine and whip up some bunnies for my new online shop! Have you visited yet? I'm so happy with it, keep an eye out as new bunnies are hopping in there all the time. By the way Blanket Bunnies have been $40 for over two years now and as the alpaca fabric is getting more expensive I will be making a price adjustment soon.


I'm off to visit some other spaces now, why don't you join me over at Kirsty's? See you soon xo

52 comments:

Screamstress said...

The vintage quilt looks lovely! Goes to show sometimes simple is best. Cute cardi matchings too - there is something satisfying about a well matched pair! Stay warm :)

Catherine said...

I love how you've layed out all the sheets and matched them with the cardigans, they all look so pretty Beck. And the quilt looks so very pretty too, happy and springy. Have a great day.:)

Amanda said...

fantastically sweet quilt and those mini cardi's are just adorable.

Kirsty said...

Oooh your bunny outfit pairings look grand.

Renee said...

Your quilt looks beautiful. You received some really nice fat quarters! And you bunnies as always are gorgeous!

Jennie said...

I love your vintage sheet quilt!
Perfect!x

Sue said...

Love the quilt Beck, brightens up the day looking at all the spring colors on it! Rosie looks as though she loves it too. Your bunnies are so adorable, and those little cardis match the fabric so well too.

littlebetty said...

Gosh I just adore those little sweaters!! I wish I could just whip up little knitted goodies!

dash robin said...

Oooh-I loike what I see!(Kath and Kim?) What a fabbo quilt...I love the vintage sheets teamed up with the cardys, sweet. Those berry pancakes look totally delish! Yummo.

Selina said...

The bed cover looks lovely. I especially love the green cardi/vintage sheet match up, very nice!

Cat from Raspberry Rainbow said...

Your bunnies are adorable! And the little knitted cardigans, oh my, too lovely for words.

74 Lime Lane said...

congrats on the big opening, looks great. I love your colour matching pictures, they are just perfect

m.e (Cathie) said...

ahhh, adorable!! I think I know which one I'm choosing :)
happy creating ♥

Anna Bartlett said...

Love the bunny cardies and the quilt - divine!

Little Ted Canvas said...

Your shop is a delight! Your quilt is gorgeous, too & I love your fabric/cardi matches, really sweet!

I'll be in touch with a bunny order for our lovely God Daughter, Sadie Jane, Yay!

Penny (Pocket Carnival) said...

Eeep! It's all so lovely! And the pikelets - yum!!!

michelle said...

your place is very cosy bec. the quilt is gorgeous and i have had the same experience with uneven squares but i like the wonkiness. i love your bunny co ordinates and i popped into your shop last week and loved it.

Bek said...

Oh love the vintage sheet patchwork. So cute! Loving the bunnies, they are so sweet.

Out Back said...

All those vintage patterns make for one lovely looking quilt.

Your little bunnies are so cute. The colours you have chosen for their clothes blend so well together.

Enjoy your day sewing and stay warm...

Tania

Sarah said...

I am completely in love with your pink bunnies to be!! I can't choose which one I like more though. I feel a purchase coming soon! Love your new bed cover and how appropriate that it is one too. Very nice and simple, how it should be.

Michelle said...

Those tiny cardigans are just gorgeous laid out on coordinating fabric. I can understand why that is your favourite part.

Catherine said...

love the bedspread, and always enjoy those little cardigans...

Cherie said...
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Cherie said...

Oh Beck those cardie's and fabric matches are simply TDF. Yours has to be one of the most gorgeous posts ever ... all scrummy, gentle, warm and fuzzy, Thanks Heaps ;-)

Linda said...

Your quilt looks so soft and charming~ I love it! In fact, I love all your photos, Beck~ wonderful to look at everything!

teddybearswednesday said...

the bedspread is beautiful Beck and my god those pikelets look good. I'm very partial to a pikelet or two. And my mum never made them for me as a kid.
Poor deprived me.
Anyway
Im loving your colour combo fun, especially the yellow brown combo.
xo

Cotton Kiwi said...

Aww how beautiful is that last photo of your gorgeous girl snuggling on the new quilt. Just perfect!

Rosalind said...

Oh those bunny cardi's are soooooo cute! They look amazing. Nice quilt too - great idea.

Violet and Rose said...

Hi Beck,

I am soooo happy. Have just bought Bluebell. She will be going to my gorgeous niece Lola, who is 18 months, for Christmas. She may have to sit up for a wee while, but I know that she will love her. Lola is very good at giving hugs, so rest assured Bluebell is going to a very happy home and she will be very well loved. Thank you. You have made my day.

Susan L (lily40au) said...

Your quilt looks amazing and I can see some FQs I sent ... thank you so much for making something so wonderful with it. And I love your little bunny choices ... I always love visiting to see your babies and their clothes.
My Creative Space
PS I have a giveaway for vintage sheet FQs so drop by to add your name if you haven't already. It closes Saturday midnight.

♥ w o o l f ♥ said...

crocheting tiny cardigans would work well for me too, i think. they are cute, yours! and your quilt is simply stunning.

Maree: said...

Your new Vintage Quilt looks Fabulous...love the different size pieces...those little Cardies are so cute...must pop on over & have a peek at your shop....
cheers

Mel Makes Pretty said...

I am desperately in love with your vintage sheet quilt. It looks so lovely. Was it hard to leave the design so random? I would be wrestling with my inner OCD the whole time :)
I love all the cardis and matching fabric.
~Mel

happy gas said...

what a lovely quilt! great job, and fab fabrics! I too just finished a quilt with lots of vintage florals for my 'lil girl this week. Must be the rainy days and last of winter inspiring some mad quilting!

gretchenmist said...

those little outfits are just so gorgeous. and your pikelets look delicious! off to check out your shop :)

Kate said...

I've been wondering what all the vinatge sheet swappers were going to make with their swapsies. LOVE the quilt. Looks even a bit Springtimey. X

Vic said...

Oh Beck...

Beck...!

Wow.

I don't know where to start with the love! The bedcover is AWESOME. The cardis with the matching fabric? Also AWESOME. The finished bunnies... I think you get the picture...

You hadn't been showing up in my reader! The shock! The horror! I'm "following" you again now, so I hope that has sorted that out. Hurumph. ;)

rachel skrobalak said...

i love your patch work cover...must get into the whole fat quarter thing! your bunnies are look so adorable. you've really honed in on your style! xx

Ooty said...

The vintage quilt looks so lovely and by your last pic I can tell it is also comfy and cozy =)
Love the little bunny cardies - I always enjoy watching your space =)

Bec said...

Oh how I am enchanted by your beautiful little bunnies and thier sweet little coloured cardi's and your gorgeous photos and also your heartwarming post about having five children and celebrating a larger family. Hello!!

Tania said...

Beck! You're BREEDING bunnies! And I'm a bit SMITTEN with those quilty shots – I reckon the last is the Seal of Approval.

Maria Rose said...

I love the fabric combos and the fat quarter sheet swap was a great idea!

Copper Patch said...

Your quilt looks brilliant. Well done. Amazing how fabrics like that go together and look just right. Happy bunny creating.
Ab x

Jemm said...

Oh, I love the sheets sewn together. Very pretty. Just loved gazing at all the beautiful cardis and fabrics to match. You have such wonderful taste Beck. Thanks for being a friend.

Allana said...

Wow the quilt looks amazing! I can spot a few of mine in it :)
I love the way you pair the cardis with the fabrics - so pretty! You and your Mum are so uber talented! :)

HANDMADELIFE said...

so beautiful, that quilt is completely dreamy!

Kylie said...

Way to go this looks simply lovely and judging by the last photo someone else thinks so too! I'm pretty sure I had those purple vintage sheets when I was little *sigh*

The Patchwork Heart said...

Oh those mini cardigans and matching fabrics are just adorable, I too would have much fun doing that!

The Patchwork Heart said...

Oh those mini cardigans and matching fabrics are just adorable, I too would have much fun doing that!

flowerpress said...

Whoops, linked my creative space to the wrong week, but it means I got to see your beautiful vintage sheet quilt. I just might have to do that with mine!!

ellie said...

I'm so glad to see you make something of these precious squares so quickly. And not pile them into your shelves - as I surely would have done!
Beautiful pieces of summer. And your little jumpers are so sweet, and perfectly colour-matched.

Maaike said...

Beautiful how that quilt turned out! But I am especially interested in that cushion cover in red you have on the bed... Is it made by you? Do you have the pattern? I just loooove it :-)
Thanks, enjoy your week!
Maaike