Thursday, May 5, 2011

My Creative Space

My creative space has been a work in  progress lately. I'll be honest with you, I haven't been in full Bunny Mode for a while. I've been dabbling and thinking but not giving the joys of bunny making my full attention. I don't know about you but I find the day to day running of a busy household is pretty overwhelming, not to mention TIME consuming, so I guess something has to give.

Having said that I squeezed in a little crafting time this week (I was sad to miss the girls at Craft Night due to tiredness... I heard Baby Harvey is the ants pants!).

 What do you think of this little dress? And yes, there will be ears sprouting shortly, I just had a hankering to get a frock made first. A little change from the bunny skirts I usually make.

And this little girl who is also earless but at least semi clothed.
She is a bunny on order for a yet to arrive baby.
Our good friend, Chris, is up to his third order,
what a sweetie he is. I love it when people choose handmade gifts for 
new borns. It's so much more special.
Speaking of special, Chris is having a big birthday bash this weekend,
Happy Birthday Gorgeous! Can't wait to celebrate with you.

Do you remember the hearts on strings I made last year?

Well I have been revisiting them a little this week.  I love the heart shape, in all shapes and forms & it's fun making these little ones out of alpaca offcuts. Lets face it I could be making them for many years as I have SO many little pieces of this soft & gorgeous fabric.

It's also a good way to use up scraps left over from cut up tea towels & other vintage linen.

I also finished another bunny order this week, a little boy bunny, 

who has headed off to Queensland. Don't forget I'm always happy to do custom orders, just send me an email and we can work out colours & cardi's etc.

Well, it's time to go and get on with my day. We have our Mother's Day liturgy at school today, it's always a beautiful experience. Might have to take a hankie,! It's always so sweet and meaningful. My kids mean the world to me and give me so much love everyday. I really feel truly blessed & grateful to have them in my life and being a mum, although challenging at times, is really the best thing ever.

I hope all you mums out there know how important & special  you are.
 Bye for now lovely friends, hope you are having a happy day xo

ps. Daisy wants to know if you've entered my giveaway yet? 


Tanya said...

very cute bunny frock- the print works really well

Jennie said...

Love the dress! I'd like to try something like that one day - I'm just no good with clothes tho!

Also love the fabrics you've used for the hearts - it looks tweed/floral - gorgeous!

Wendy said...

That last photo is an absolute keeper!

Linda said...

These are all the afghan, too! Daisy is SO sweet!

Anonymous said...

Your bunnies are so adorable!! I adore the dress of the first one :)

teddybearswednesday said...

I love the new look bunny frock, it just works so well.
love the bunnies in progress even in the earless state xo

Catherine said...

the bunny dress is gorgeous! hope you have fun finishing those bunnies bit by bit in the middle of all the busy-ness xxx

m.e (Cathie) said...

that's a great new look Beck, lovely dress.
i love hearts, yours are wonderful. I must make some for the kids room.
happy mothers day get together, we have one at Aidan's kinder later this afternoon.

happy creating lovely Beck ♥

Michelle said...

Love the knitted dress on your last bunny. Very sweet.

mel @ loved said...

Your boy bunny is adorable & that dress is just gorgeous! Your hearts are so pretty, I never tire of hearts..

Sue said...

The little dress looks so cute. I love the boy bunny, just adorable. Hope you have a wonderful Mother's Day on Sunday Beck!

Michelle @ The Crafty Little Fox said...

The bunnies are so gorgeous. Such cute little faces.

Annie xx TheFeltFairy said...

I was enjoying reading your post and admiring your beautiful earless bunnies.... I then the last picture! You have left me ooohing and arrrring, how cute is Daisy in that picture!!! Bless her she is gorgeous!

Maria Rose said...

Wow! Good work!

hester said...

Happy Mothers' Day, Beck. Your kids are so lucky to have you.

aracne said...

I agree, the daily running of a house full of kids is very demanding and sometimes very little time is left for ourselves.
Being a mother can be so difficult especially when you do not recognise yourself and your principles in your child. It is happening to me now, and it is tough.

Pomona said...

I just love that last picture - and seeing your bunnies in progress. It is such a difficult thing juggling being a mother, and working, and being creative - I lurch from one to another all the time.

Pomona x

Copper Patch said...

He is ;o)
He didn't bring any crafting though so I think his time in the group is limited.
Your night away must have been lovely. I hope you were spoilt yesterday.
Ab xx