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