Aussie 'Sewlebration' | Wynne the Bunny
With Australia Day only a few days away, this week we are celebrating Aussie creativity! When I moved here from London in 2009 I had no idea what a treasure trove Australia was for 'handmade' - so many talented and inspiring designers, makers, and hand-maidens And that's quite amazing considering the whole country's population is just over 20 million - sewists, quilters and crafters are certainly well represented here! To join the celebrations check out the hashtag #aussiesewlebration on Instagram and share your favourite Aussie creators too! A lot of businesses are giving away prizes too so there is a lot of stuff to be won - including my giveaway for two PDF patterns! Head over to my Instagram account if you would like to enter!
So what better time to share my most recent make using a pattern by an Aussie designer! It's the cutest wee little crochet bunny, called Wynne. She was designed by my lovely local friend Ali from Arabesque Scissors (check out her blog if you haven't discovered her yet! You won't regret it!).
Ali has been selling these adorable bunnies in her Etsy shop for a while, and she has just released the crochet pattern for those of us who want to make one too. And she will be releasing teeny tiny clothes patterns soon! My little Wynne is looking a bit naked at the minute so I can't wait to make her some cute outfits.
As for what I'm working on right now, I got hit by a sudden wave of inspiration when I received this gorgeous bundle of Tilda Bumblebee from Utopian Threads on the same day this amazing cross-stitch book arrived from Amazon UK (it's called Fables by Veronique Enginger and full of sweet designs depicting classic kids' stories). So before I start my next big quilt I'm quickly knocking together something sweet for Alice's room. Stay tuned!