Saturday, July 31, 2010

Southbank Market - 1 August, 2010

Rabbit Central has been a flurry of activity today. We have been cutting fabric fat quarters, pricing cushions, packing the buttons and boxing up the bolts in preparation for the Southbank Lifestyle Markets tomorrow.

We will have our entire range of fabrics and buttons available for sale. If you are in Brisbane come along. We would love to meet you!

Southbank Lifestyle Markets
Stanley Street Plaza, Southbank Parklands
9am to 5pm


Ky & Cloud

Friday, July 30, 2010

Fabric Friday: Puebla

For those of you that love to celebrate Halloween & the Day of the Dead we have in stock Puebla by Alexander Henry. This design is super bright and colourful  - just like a sugar skull should be. The skulls are approximately 7.5cm / 3in high so they really make a statement.

Puebla - 05

Puebla - 04

This fabric would make excellent bunting or a festive Halloween table runner.

Ky & Cloud

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

My Creative Space

We've been busy little bunnies this week preparing for the markets we will be attending during August.

Display Canvas 01

We wanted a nice way of displaying some of our fabrics so we stretched them over painting canvases so we can hang them up. Cloud managed to not staple gun her fingers so we count this as a huge success.

Bunny Squee Giant 01

Cloud finally sewed together the first Giant felt Squee Bunny. That's my hand holding him to give you an idea of the scale.

Bunting Playing Card

I made some awesome Felt Playing Card Bunting (for sale not for our stall). There are also lots of Mini Squee Bunnies to sew together after last week's monster cutting out session that I did.

Lots of work goes into having a stall at a market but we love meeting our customers so it's worth it.

Head over to Kootoyou to see some more fabulous Creative Spaces.


Wishlist Wednesday

If you are new to crafting or just want to give something new a try, kits are a great way to get started. They usually come with all of the materials required as well as a pattern and instructions. Here are some cute little kits / patterns that we found on Etsy.

First up is a nice easy one, Toadstool PDF pattern by Gifts Created. This listing is just for a pattern but you can also request a complete kit.

Once you are feeling a bit more confident you can move onto something a bit trickier like this Bunny Head Magnet - Needle Felting Kit by Hi-Fiber Kits

Finally you can step up and try an advanced project like this georgeous Yoki the Dragon KIT by DIY Fluffies Soft Toy Patterns & Kits

Yoki caught Cloud's eye a week or so ago. She'll never make him (she still has patterns she bought two years ago that haven't made it out of the packets yet) and I bet she secretly hopes I will do it for her. She can keep wishing, I want him all for myself :P


Friday, July 23, 2010

Fabric Friday: Tiki


We have received a new batch of goodies from Alexander Henry! These fantastic Tiki prints were ordered waaaaay back in November last year and we are so excited that they are here :D

Tiki Gods - 04 Tiki Gods - 03

First up, is Tiki Gods. It is possible that this may all get used up as shop 'samples' because Polymonkey needs a new shirt and Cloud is angling for a halter neck dress out of it. Cloud is slack though when it comes to getting around to sewing new clothes so get in quick!

If Cloud is lucky, I will let her have a dress or a halter top out of Tiki Island (above) instead of the Tiki Gods. Maybe. The aqua background is quite summery & this fabric would make an amazing bikini with matching sarong.

We have one more Tiki fabric on order (a smaller, red version of the Tiki Island). Hopefully it will arrive soon!


Thursday, July 22, 2010

My Creative Space

Here at Voodoo Rabbit central we have decided that it is time to try and do a few more markets and to extend our handmade range. We have been industriously cutting out felt shapes for Playing Card Bunting and Squee bunnies in various colours and sizes.

For more creative spaces head over to Kootoyoo.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Bunny Goth Apron

Last month Ky designed the Bunny Goth Apron and entered it into the Spoonflower Fabric of the Week competition for an apron design (with instructions) that could be printed in a yard. Her design came in 10th!

We ordered the pattern in so that it could be checked before we make it available for sale. Ky was going to make it up, but I thought I should do it instead. I can sew but I have mixed results when I make anything other than patchwork or plushies. I figured that if I could follow the instructions and it came out looking like an apron then we were onto a winner.

Here it is!

Bunny Goth Apron 01

There were challenges in making this for me. I had never made pockets before. I had never sewn a ruffle either. I am super proud of myself! Admittedly I kept Ky close by to supervise but I can say that I made it & that it is AWESOME!

We are going to order some in and then sell them as a kit (for those that prefer to be their own hero and DIY). There will also be some pre-made for those that don't like sewing or don't have time to.

Bunny Goth Apron 02

Let us know what you think of the design :D


Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Wishlist Wednesday


This little bunny is putting all of her efforts into reaching for the stars right now. I'm going to get there too.


Thursday, July 8, 2010

Fabric Friday: Music

The following fabric is from my personal stash, I found it on a trip to Japan several years ago. I remember whan I first saw it that I was blown away, it was the most beautiful music themed fabric I had ever seen. My photo doesn't do it justice, the base cloth is a linen/cotton blend and the pattern is devine, like a master composer has composed directly onto the fabric. I have never been able to find its like back here in Australia.

It should come as no surprise that we have had to look back to Japan for music themed fabrics to stock in our shop and we have not been disappointed.

Trefle Music By Kokka - Black

Crowns, keys and music notes adorn this high quality cotton/linen belnd. The piano keyboard and stave of music run down each side of the selvedge with the crowns, keys and notes scattered inbetween.

Trefle Sing A Song by Kokka
Trefle - Sing a Song by Kokka

Cute cartoon animal choirs adorn this beautiful cotton/linen blend also from Trefle. A piano keyboard runs down each selvedge.

Tartan Regency Music by Cosmo Textiles

A classic red tartan pattern with regency crowns and music notes scattered accross it. Check out this awesome Tartan Regency Music Pencil Case created by redeem designs.

- Ky

My Creative Space

This week I received my latest batch of sample prints from Spoonflower, which is always exciting and a little scary. As with all print processes, the colours that you see on your computer are not always the same as what the printer will print.

Spoonflower Sample - Bunny Goth

These swatches are of a new range called Bunny Goth, it is still in production. The colour and design changes have been made and the next batch of swatches should be the final ones, hopefully.

Rose Symphony 02

We've named this print Rose Symphony and it is now available on the Spoonflower marketplace. I've been working on this design on and off for at least 6 months and I am extremely happy with how it eventually turned out.

Don't forget to head over to Kootoyoo and share your creative space.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Wednesday Wishlist: Elephants

FeltLikeHelping, one of our Team Bacon! friends made this totally adorable needle-felted bookmark.

He is just too cute for words! After seeing him, I decided to have a look at other elephant items from other members of our Etsy teams. Here's one more from Team Bacon!

DUST team (all Aussie seller team of awesome) couldn't be left out. I love this satchel and these earrings are super cute too.

Last but not least, my favourites from the EtsyDarkSide Team. The members of this team really crack me up sometimes. I play "Words with Friends" with both Mrs Evils and Somnambulant. They beat me every time.

As you can see, our Etsy teams are quite diverse! Voodoo Rabbit seems to fit quite well with all three. I'm not sure that that says about us though, other than the fact that I am a very complex bunny.


PS: You can see more of our Etsy team goodies here: TeamBacon | DUST Team | EtsyDarkSide

Monday, July 5, 2010

Soft Toy: Paper Dolls

Over the weekend, I finally got to do some sewing. I hadn't touched a machine in nearly a month because I have been working on shop administration instead of creating. I couldn't stand it any longer so on Saturday I cut out two sets of dolls from the Aunt Lindy Paper Dolls Large Panel.

Here are the results:


The hardest part of making these dolls was the clipping, turning and stuffing. The sewing itself was quite easy (but that may be because I am used to sewing curves). I used a clear machine foot so I could see the sewing line easier and I also had the machine on the slowest speed setting. Getting the polyfill into the little pointy bits of the dolly hair and corners of the dress was the most annoying part because it kept escaping back into the main part of the doll.

It felt so good to be making something again! My favourites are the blue dolly and the little pink puppy.