I finished these little bun buns in time for Easter but—bad me—forgot to share. They are very sweet, made of an array of patchy fabrics, new and vintage. I am definitely a details girl. My favorite part is adding the embellishments. That seems to be true of whatever I make.
Oh, a plug for two great places to purchase said embellishments…
Who Knows What is a massive and wonderful collection of bits and bobs. Glass beads, flowers, bits of trim. If you like browsing the “littles” at thrift and antique stores, you’ll like this shop.
Also, The Gilded Bee offers a host of paper trim, ribbon, colorful yarns, paper butterflies, and fabric flowers. This place is a treat.
Oh—the bunnies will go into the shop in July. They are part of a series of about 13 of all different colors and styles.
I have a fun announcement!
My crafting area looks like this right now…
..but wait, I have a good reason. Drumroll, please.
I’m opening an etsy shop! Yeah, ok, not until July. But I am already hard at work on an inventory. I’m so excited. I’ve been designing, cutting, and stitching in every free moment. The couch is covered in bits of embroidery floss. And usually I am too.
The shop will be filled with all kinds of crafty goodness: embroidery hoop wall art, plush characters, ornaments, jewelry, and other handmade treasures.
As Penny Lane says, “It’s all happening” — in July. I’m busy making, making, making, and will make a more official-ish blog announcement upon shop opening.
I can’t wait! Eeee!
I just love peeking into other people’s creative work spaces. Don’t you? First, I like to see how they organize (or don’t) their supplies and work surfaces. Second, it’s like peeking into someone’s mind for a minute. And I’m super nosy.
If you are just as nosy as I am, you will enjoy this Spring Clean Studio Blog Hop. There are several artists/crafters committing massive acts of cleanliness, which they then display online for our viewing pleasure.
I am a busy, busy little bee. Every night after work, I corral Jacob and supervise homework time, make dinner, do a few chores, conduct story time, and, at last, sit down…to make fabric bunnies at the coffee table.
I can’t help it. It’s just what I’m into right now. Rest assured, these little guys will be embellished and stitched up by Sunday evening and I’ll be on to the next project.
I’m thinking of making a fabric hot air balloon. Wouldn’t that be cool?
What are you making?
Also, it’s International Women’s Day! Equality for all – woot! In honor of this special occasion, I’d like to draw your attention to an awesome magazine that a friend of a friend of mine works on: Gone Girl International.
It is lovingly put together by a group of real women who are living the dream – abroad. Fantastic images and enjoyable stories. I’m loving their inaugural issue, an homage to the romance of travel that doesn’t skimp on practicalities.
I am so not ready to let go of the holidays. I usually get a little sad when they’re over. Last year I remember asking Ben (yup, that’s the Tall Guy—I named him on the blog!), “What’s winter without Christmas?” He responded simply, “Narnia.” Ouch.
So I tend to find little ways to keep the spirit lively around the house. This year I’m keeping my twinkly light heart wreath up until at least Valentine’s Day. Then I’m sure I’ll be bored with it and longing to rearrange the mantel.
I also found these other fantastic ways to keep lights up long after the holidays.
Fun, right? Plus, when it warms up, we can bedeck our outdoor spaces…
Happy New Year! I took a great long blogging break over the holidays and have missed it so much! So, today, I offer you a somewhat messy photo of our NYE decorations. Before this buffet was a table filled with treats sweet and salty. Friends gathered and we played games, uproariously, and laughed, also uproariously.
I must admit, I’m looking forward to a calm weekend.
I’m going to carve out some time for embroidery. I’ve been storing up ideas on Pinterest like a fiend.
All original links available on my Pinterest board.
Here’s to a most crafty New Year…