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Sunday, April 22, 2012

Garden Rabbit revealed....

Being around creative people always inspires me and this last camp was no exception.
When I returned home, I designed three new rugs and this is one of them.
I call it garden rabbit and it was inspired from an antique 
 garden statue from a magazine.

Closeup of the face and body.

Pictures of the flowers.

Closeup detail of the border.

Here is the picture that inspired the rug. (source, Traditional Home, May 2010) 
Where do you draw your inspiration?   
Thanks for stopping by, Maria

This pattern is available.  It is 23 x 23 on Linen for $55.


HomeSpunPrims said...

What a great rug Maria! I love the shape of the rabbit and the colors. Can't wait to see your other new designs too! Hugs, Lori

acorn hollow said...

He is wonderful geat color

WoolenSails said...

That was a great inspiration and the result is a beautiful new rug.


Carrie P. said...

Oh, that is so sweet! I did just a post on inspiration too. I get mine from lots of things in nature too.

Lori from Notforgotten Farm said...

how sweet he his tweed-y colors ~ pretty flowers and color throughout.
Looking forward to seeing your next finish!

Blessed be,

Robin Leuschen said...

That is one AWESOME design !! I love your rug , the colors are perfection !!!
I get alot of inspiration from strange places... I saw a picture of a contemporary design shower curtain one day . It had different almost abstract printed trees on gave me an idea for different ways to draw primitive trees......weird....
But I love your inspiration and it came to fruition in a most wonderful way !!!

Maria said...

Thanks Ladies for all your sweet and encouraging messages. It's fun when a design comes together. Maria

Rugs and Pugs said...

Maria ~
I love it! What perfect colors.
Hugs :)

woollylottrugs said...

Oh my gosh Maria how beautiful is that!!!! I love it, love the colors you picked too. Can't wait until your website is back up and running!!


Lori Ann Corelis said...

Of course I'm rabbit biased! :-)


Cherry's Prairie Primitives said...

It's crazy how simple things can inspire us to create brilliant designs!!

Alice ~ Folk Art Primitives said...

Good one, friend!

Dag said...

your rabbit looks great and i love your color choices! i tend to go towards the bright, but sometimes it is so rewarding to go the other way!! lovely!

Primitives By The Light of The Moon said...

That is one great looking rug!

Cathy G. said...

I LOVE your garden statuary rabbit! You've captured his elegance perfectly! I get inspiration in strange places sometimes from the way a shape forms in the bubbles in the bathtub.... weird I know!
Will look forward to your website up and running!
Happy creating!
Cathy G

CharRube said...

Absolutely beautiful, Maria! I have three rabbit rugs so I guess they are one of my favorite themes! Could you possible do this as a kit? I love the fabrics you have used. Especially the half circles and the purples.

Maria said...

Ladies, thanks for all the positive feedback. It makes me even more excited to create and hook new rugs.

Char, I can do a kit for you. Email me at to discuss. Thanks, Maria

basketnut said...

Love the colors of wool you used in this -

basketnut said...

Love the colors of wool you used in this -

BeFRuiTFuL KReaTioNS said...


Thanks for sharing the photo of the statue that inspired you. Love this new rabbit rug!!!