Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Rabbits as inspiration!

Our rabbits came into our lives earlier this year - we found them at a rescue centre. And they are incredibly cute.

This was their first venturing out, after being brought home. They both took their time.

They've grown, but are still incredibly hairy - I love long haired animals. They were my inspiration when I was asked to make a pair of rabbits, which resulted in these:

I miss having a dog, but I have to say, rabbits are sweet pets.

Sunday, 18 December 2011

It's a week before Christmas! :)

I've been busy finishing off lots of projects. I've finally finished a little lavender purse I've made for a friend's daughter for Christmas - I'm hoping she'll like it. It's an oilcloth fabric from Cath Kidston, which was interesting to work with, but I love the result.

I've also just finished a few letter bunting orders, and here's a peek at one:

I really enjoy doing these, but they do take a long time, as I cut templates for each letter. But I love the results so will keep doing them. I did a commission for a little boy recently and was asked to add a train at either end, which was fun:

I've been experimenting with my new toy, a light box: sometimes to better results than others... I think it's too small, so I'm constantly aware of lines in the background. I'll have to experiment more... photography isn't really a strong point of mine, and I'm constantly in awe of the photography I see on other blogs.

What else... I've finished quite a few more patchwork iPad cases, something else I really enjoy doing, as every one is a different combination of fabrics.

And one of my favourite fabrics went into this mobile phone cover:

I'm now running low on this fabric, but I think when it's gone it's gone. I'll choose something else - there's so much out there.

I hope everyone's enjoying the run up to Christmas. We went for a lovely walk today, only to get caught in an icy shower. It was nice to come home and put our fire on...

...the result of a good five years of saving and worth every penny!