Thursday, August 19, 2010

My Creative Space



My creative space today is a jumble, a tower of bunny related bits is threatening to fall off the sewing table and join the debris on the floor. Outside the rain has been falling steadily all week, today we are expecting snow.


There's something pleasing about bunny making in winter. It's a cosy space and I like the zone I get in, kind of meditative and focused.

I need this calm space right now as my house is chaotic. My kids have been sick and the washing is piling up. I need a fairy godmother to appear and make it all go away. In amongst the madness I keep happily and haphazardly making bunnies.

This little Christmas girl will be hopping into the shop shortly and I'm so happy to have finished another one who is heading over to a little girl in Utah soon. It's always a thrill to send bunnies overseas including the three who are destined for Philadelphia, all through my Dandelion shop.


I had fun finishing up Emily who is the first bunny I have made out of black alpaca. She was hard to photograph and looks sweeter in real life, I might even have to keep her as she is so adorable. But for now she is in the shop so do have a look when you get a sec.



Today I hope to get to the Creswick Woollen Mill as I need to stock up on alpaca offcuts. It's always a lucky dip and as I drive into Creswick I am alway slightly anxious that there won't be any colours I like. I really prefer the white and fawn and I'm hoping for some grey today as it's such a lovely bunny colour.


I had to show you this sweet hat that Sue made for Sunday as it's just the most adorable hat and she loves it. What a kind girl you are Sue! Sunday is wearing her hat to school today as it is so cold here. I love that she is being kept warm by a something so stylish, made by hand and gifted with love. Thanks Sue x


I was also really excited this week to see that another Sue, Susan actually, had been to the Melbourne Museum and had posted about the fabulous Federation Tapestries. These tapestries are close to my heart as they were designed by my dad, Murray Walker, during the time my mum was the Director of the Tapestry Workshop. Susan also noticed the small piece that my Charlotte contributed, a little drawing of a house and her name. If you visit the Museum do have a look at these suite of tapestries as they are so rich in colour and imagery & are a great example of the medium of tapestry, each tells a compelling story.

Well I better go now sweeties, I'm late with this post today and need to head off to Creswick. Oh, I guess that means I'm leaving the cleaning up till later... unless that fairy godmother appears while I'm away. Fingers crossed! Pop over to Kirsty's for more spaces, see you soon xo

31 comments:

Amanda said...

cutest bunnnies on the block...And the hat is fab!

flowerpress said...

Love the black bunny, those ears look so soft!

Jennie said...

Love the colours on the hat!
And the black bunny is veeery cute.
My fingers are crossed (as soon as i stop typing this) for you!

crzylady said...

The bunnies are darling, as ever. LOVE the christmas one and the black darling.. so lovely to hear so many are heading to the US.

Leah said...

You bunnys are so sweet. Hope you find lots of the colours you need!

Fippa said...

Hi Beck..hope you get out to Creswick today. I think you may have linked to My Creative Space for me as I seem to be there 3 times (greedy). Thanks if that was you. Bunnies are looking gorgeous as always..P xox

yardage girl said...

Gorgeous! I think Creswick are having a sale this weekend? Good luck!

Bek said...

I'm sorry Beck, but I just bought Emily, I hope you don't mind too much :)

She is a gift for my Jemima when our baby is born in a few weeks.

I hope the fairy godmother swings by your place soon!

kitty said...

The black bunny is too cute.
Good luck with the mess, I think I need a fairy godmother too.
Have a lovely drive, I hope your car has heating. We've got gale force winds today, but the sun is shining.

m.e (Cathie) said...

cute pile of bunnies there Beck.
hope the fairy godmother finishes with your place & pops round here aswell, would even make her a cuppa.
hope you find what you need today, I haven't seen any of your grey bunnies, i love the look of the white, they look and feel sooo soft.
happy creating & shopping.

Sue said...

I am so glad that Sunday likes her hat and it does suit her so well! I cant believe your having snow, how freezing. It felt icy here the other day and then realised it was snowing in Mt. Macedon so that was why! Your bunnies look beautiful, and the gray sounds nice too. I have to say I adore the xmas bunny!

74 Lime Lane said...

i'll have my fingers crossed for you, but I need her to clean up my debris as well!
glad to hear the shop is going so well!

Mary said...

What a creative childhood you must have had!

Bunnies re evolving, yet staying the same; shop looks great!

Deece said...

The lavender clad bunny is so adorable!

green tea and red nails said...

oh my! these are just beautiful... you are so clever!

kel

Tania Verdez said...

Wow Emily didn't last long Bek! Your shop looks great and looks like you are doing really well!
It was so great to see your beautiful space in person today, thank you for the tea yummy coolies and goodies!

moose and bird said...

I agree.....bunny making would be a nice Wintery creative space. You're bunnies are just the sweetest things ever. I popped over to your shop and there is only one bunny left. It looks as though you won't be keeping the black alpaca bunny after all. xo

aracne said...

I do love your bunnies and how you dress them.
I love your blog, I love blogs that put some pepper into my wish to create!
Blandina

Ooty said...

you have the sweetest bunnies of all!!!! I love your little pin home over there!!!

The hat is lovely - I really like the soft colors =)

Baa-Me Kniits said...

Fingers Crossed!! Tell her if she likes bunnies she can come to my house after and check out my little bunnies while she cleans up for me ;-)

I love your little black alpaca girl, all your bunnies are adorable!!

Steph said...

I adore your bunnies...and that little black one it extra cute! Hope you found oodles of your fave colours today! :)

Kate said...

Hope you found what you were hoping for. I like the idea that bunny skin shopping is a bit of a lucky dip. Tomorrow's the day for snow apparently. Brrrr

teddybearswednesday said...

I LOVE the black bunny!! Oh Beck she is gorgeous. I LOVE love her. I know what you mean about her looking sweeter in real life, I think black toys are hard to photograph, I had the same problem with my fluffy panda.
Hope you are having a wonderful cosy night.
xo

Michelle said...

The black sheep is very sweet. Hope you found what you were looking for at the mill.

michelle said...

good luck with the fairy GM. send her to my place when she is done. funny, i respond to a chaotic house the same way. i sew. love the hat and the wee bunnies, especially the heavily pigmented one

Michelle said...

Your bunnies are so cute!! I feel all warm just looking at them. Hope you stay warm!

Susan L (lily40au) said...

I was so pleased to hear the provenance for the tapestries ... and I loved your daughter's picture so much I had to take a close up. I haven't been to the Creswick Mill yet ... I'll have to try the next time I head to Daylesford for lunch. Have a great weekend. My Mum and I keep heading down that way every time I go to visit her.
My Creative Space

The Clip Cafe said...

I love your bunnies they are just adorable!!

Cotton Kiwi said...

I hope that fairy godmother has been to your house and done all your washing. I'm with you on the haphazard nearly falling off the table sewing room today. I adore that black bunny. Really brings out the colours of the vintage fabric and cardy! Have a great weekend. x

Heidi said...

I love those bunnys!!!

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