Tuesday, April 19, 2011

It's almost Easter and the bunnies are out!

Hope you are all having a great week so far!  I have been very busy the last couple of weeks and can't believe that Easter is here in a few days. 

My hobby room is FINALLY almost completely ready...I say that with a laugh as the last 5% always seems to take longer than the first 95%!!!  My kids have affectionately named it the "Woman Lair" as I call my husbands studio the "Man Lair"...LOL.  Here are a couple of pics:

The wall to the left has a set of garden doors that go out onto the back patio and the wall to the right has a closet and a display cabinet with glass doors that I will use to display "finished" work...but it's not ready yet so will show that later. :)  It's a small room, but all mine now and am happy with how it turned out.  Oh, and yes, under that white cover is a Singer sewing machine that I bought...I must be nuts, but I've always wanted one and never had room to put one until now!  So, that is my new toy and I am having fun with it so far.  I hope to post of a pic of my first machine sewn pillow finish in my next blog post...wish me luck!

Well, the bunnies are out and here are a couple of bunnies that I have been working on:

The first one was a small SAL from Kissy Cross which was done in 3 parts over 6 days.  I changed up the colours and also did a second version in lighter colours.  I picked out some co-ordinating fabric for each (shown along the left) and these two will be my first pillow finishes.  I think I stitched two of them just in case I botch one! ;)

The second bunny is Happy Bunny Bunny Day from The Trilogy and I hope he'll be done by Easter!

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Love your new hobby room...I'm so jealous! I've been thinking of getting a sewing machine after seeing all the lovely pillows etc other stitchers make, but I remember how useless I was at sewing with a machine at school (even though it was years and years and years ago!!)
    The bunny stitching looks wonderful too!

  2. What a great space! Love the cabinets...when I first glanced at the picture I thought it was your kitchen :^) Can't wait to see the fully finished product.

    The bunnies are adorable. You sure have been one busy lady!

  3. That's a great Woman Lair! You are so lucky! Your bunnies are adorable too.

  4. Can't wait to see the room filled with all of your treasures.
    Be always in stitches.

  5. Your new hobby room looks like it will be wonderful! Lucky you to have your own "woman lair!" :D Love your bunnies too!

  6. Lucky you to have a craft room like that!

    Love your version of the bunny SAL. The back-stitching really makes the bunnies pop!

  7. Wow, a hobby room of your own! That's great! I wish I had one... ;o) I have to put my hobby things back in boxes, bags and cupboards until next time... And the bunnies are cute! I looking forward to seeing the finished pillows!

  8. ooooo what a great space :) am jealous .. although I do have my own room too but not as big and as many cupboards either . good luck with the sewing machine .. squeak loudly if you need any help :) love mouse xxxx

  9. Oh, I'm so jealous--your own hobby room! You are one lucky girl, Alisa :)

    And, of course, I love your little bunnies--they are adorable!

  10. Wow, that's some hobby room! I would kill for those cupboards in mine!
    Love your rabbits. The Trilogy one has always been a favourite of mine.

  11. The cabinets are a lovely color!

    Bunnies!! PERFECT!

  12. OMG Alyssa can you say jealous? My other half installs kitches for a living and I don't even have anything that looks like that! Its amazing!

    Adorable bunnies!