Monday, February 7, 2011

Creativity


So when the wind is howling and the snow is falling, what does one do to distract from the weather?


Well you dig through a pile of antique hand-woven blankets that have seen better days and been loved for a century...


Or you sort through a stash of vintage velvets...


Gather the jars of treasured buttons...


Rummage up a few spools of old thread...


And hand sew a silly rabbit of course.



Featured in Maggie Bonanomi's book, ' Nature's Offerings' its a perfect way to pass the afternoon...

16 comments:

Susan said...

Love snow days; stay inside, drink cocoa or coffee and work on projects...love your blog.

snoopydog said...

Oh the little rabbit is gorgeous, really lovely!!! What a perfect way to spend the aftrenoon. I like your new look blog too. Ros

Pondside said...

What a sweet and silly rabbit. I hope you'll show us the finished cutie.

Catherine said...

I love jars of buttons! I think every home should have one... or two... ;)

Snowy days are wonderful for crafting!
xo Catherine

Julia said...

Adorable!!! Must needs, sort through my vintage fabrics, get that book and make a bunny!

June said...

What a darling little rabbit Susan. He will be the cutest little thing, with all the lovelies you are making him from. I hope you will share when you've finished him.
You certainly know the perfect way to spend a snow day!
hugs to you...

Theresa said...

WEll, that looks like a truly perfect way to spend a snowy day. Those bunnies are adorable! What a pretty book too.

Sweet William Primitives said...

Hello Susan~your little rabbit is darling and I love Miss Maddie's new look on your banner...looks like spring is just around the corner! (:

Sewn With Grace said...

I came across your blog by a comment you left on "A Cottage in the Woods". Your blog name caught my eye because my daughter's name is Maddie. Then I saw where you are from-my son played baseball in Niagra Falls this past summer on a Fellowship of Christian Athletes college team. I was fortunate enough to drive him there and back and got to see a small smidgon of your beautiful area. I'm off to read your posts. Blessings! P.S. I do hope you show us your bunny!

June said...

Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. I like the idea of re-cycling the old into the new and into cute rabbits to boot.
June.

Larkrise garden girl said...

You sure show'd your creativity! Lovely post and Maddie as always is Cute! Cheri

Sea Angels said...

Not silly 'gorgeous' uh must make one, I know i won't get time but I love him, and oh I could spend days in your stash room I truly could.
Happy Valentines weekend Susan xxx
Hearts across the pondxxx
Lynn

Half-heard in the Stillness said...

Ah! At last I found you again! I accidently deleted all my list of blogs I follow, so now I'm back again.;)

These are such lovely little rabbits, you are talented my friend!

Hugs Jane

Eve said...

I love the little bunny! I came across your blog following links from another blog. Maybe Quilt Chick?? Your website is beautiful and relaxing.

Penelope's Beehive said...

Upon my word...such lovely velvets, spools, a blue jar filled with antique buttons...absolute magic! I shall look forward to meeting the charming bunny!

Hugs to you...

Suzanne said...

So creative! Your bunny are adorable. This "indoor" time of year is definitely best for crafting!