Thursday, November 11, 2010

My Creative Space


Every month or so I head over to Creswick to the woollen mills for a rustle around in their bales of blanket offcuts.  I love the soft shades of fawn & cream & the lovely bunny grey but the best bit is you never know what colours you will find until you get there.


This week I was so excited to across a piece of beautiful deep red, amazingly soft alpaca!! Wow! I'm not sure how red bunnies will go down but you know what, I don't really mind as I'm just loving playing & sewing with this gorgeous, tactile, electric fabric.


Even the fringy bits!


My space this week has been busy & colourful & fun this week. New cute cardigans, baby chickens, brooch making, spring weather, visits to ace mates, brooch making, walking (yep, actual Exercise!), plotting Chrissie presents with a certain woman of the south (big secret) and a special trip to Melbourne to see my Just Finished Her Last Exam daughter! Woo hoo!


As she chatted on her new fancy phone I waited patiently in the glow of her pretty lanterns. Can you see that extremely happy and relieved look on Char's face? Yep, school is almost over.


Back at home I am in full market prep mode. I'm trying to keep my sewing space uncluttered so I have been sorting out, chucking out & re organising. Sunday helped me sort out all my threads today, giving high priority to the 'best' colours, ie: red, pink & purple, of course. My sewing table is nice and tidy now and I'm feeling inspired to finish up my bunnies & bits to take to Sugar & Spice in Ballarat on the 28th of this month.  I can't wait!! Lovely Ali has posted a little interview with moi on the Sugar and Spice blog, if you get a sec have a look!

What's happening in your space today? I'm off to Kirsty's for a sticky beak...see you soon xo

16 comments:

Sue said...

You sound super busy Beck, and the red bunnies sound wonderful! Hope all goes well at the market for you too. Congrats to Charlotte for finishing her exams too, she must be so relieved.

Tania said...

Mate, I never leave a Dandelion blog post without a wobbly lower lip or a great big grin (sometimes both). Today? The grin.

Mary said...

Those red bunnies look like they will turn out wonderfully and yay for almost finishing exams!

Wendy said...

I really must move closer so I can tag along on your next offcut-bin raid. And I'm loving that last photo, especially.

Flossie and Tom said...

I love red - they will be Christmas bunnies - put them in green cardis with holly by their ears XXX Your daughter looks really happy.

Love Sara XX

Jodie said...

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I love the red - I'm sure it will make the most excellent bunny!

teddybearswednesday said...

I can't wait to see the red bunny! I can't imagine he/she's going to be anything short of total adorable!
And sooo excited and happy for Charlotte! YAY no more exams! xo

Michelle said...

The red bunny bodies make me think of gingerbread men. Sounds like you have been very busy. Love the photo of all the knitted cardigans - I have completed cardi envy :)

Jennie said...

Oooh those off cuts look good!
I remember ages ago adding the fringe like that to the head and hands of a 'creature' for hair and fingers! It was from an orange tartan wool scarf!

Charlotte looks so happy!

Tania Verdez said...

You got red Beck!! The holy grail indeed!!! **very jealous :)

becclebee said...

oh what a busy space - and what a happy daughter! (and you, too i am sure). i think those red bunnies will look great!

Baa-Me Kniits said...

Oh wow Red Bunnies....can't wait to see those!

Taylor Made said...

Red Bunnies...why not I say!

Maria Rose said...

I have been making purses and scarves lately...lots of them!

manda said...

hooray for your big girl and the red bunnies will be bee-autiful im sure. x

Flotsam Friends said...

Go the red bunnies. They're going to be so, so cute. Love the cardis too. And congratulations to your beautiful daughter. What a huge relief for her (and you)! Pruxxx