Thursday 25 March 2010
a little sneak peek at the dressing table progress - only the fun (but still time consuming) bit to go - adding the indigo wax gilt into the mouldings and then a light distressing so doesn't look so 'new' :)
to see other creative spaces today visit Kootoyoo :)
Saturday 20 March 2010
God this room is Dull ! I apologise to all friends and family who have stayed here, in this room, over the past couple of years. I simply ran out of decorating steam, and I think, fell out of love with the house a little.
But I'm going to make amends for my indifference and selfishness - this room is getting a makeover!
Now before you get excited and carried with calls of "dump the 80's bed" and "get some bloody colour on the walls" I must tell you that some things are staying ... most notably the early 90's (not 80's!!!!) bed and the paint colours ... and the curtains .... possibly the lampshade, it's early days though.
As we are planning a move at some point (.... in our lifetime I hope) I'm not investing megabucks ...and anyway I have several other rooms requiring even more attention *shameface on*
The very 80's chair (Aaron's from his teenage years) is getting painted (again) and new covers, the salvaged,painted sideboard is getting moved to another room (can you tell we hate to throw away furniture!) I'm making some garlands, some mirrors etc. there'll be textures, textiles galore....
And in my new found enthusiasm I went off shopping in a Grenoble Troc a few days ago and came home with this dressing table - the mirror and drawers were obviously not born together but it's pretty and serves my purposes :) This will be painted Chartreuse green (see there will be colour!)
Oh yes, how could I forget, I'm waiting on these to arrive :D *squeeeee*
Tuesday 16 March 2010
These rice paper butterflies are so totally magical! Made by Sugar Robot in California, USA - her biography profile on Etsy reads:
"Behind every sugar robot there's a sweet chick.
That would be me, Lisa. I live and create out of Ventura, Ca. I'm an aspiring Chemist who has a passion for baked goods. I took my first decorating class over 8 years ago and have been hooked ever since."
"Making the world fun.....one cupcake at a time"
I want to make cupcakes more than ever now ..... I should really get on with it !
Thank you to Diana of One Crafty Fox for including one of my garlands in a beautiful collections of finds on her blog a few days ago. Diana is also running a giveaway there at the moment too!
I'm off now to have lunch in the garden - yes really! snow has all gone except for a few patches, snowdrops are out, a few primroses and crocus and the blades of daffs and tulips are 2 or 3 inches high. So we have bright blue sky and yesterdays north wind is gone - lovely ...except it's too early for butterflies yet ...must get round to ordering some :)
Thursday 11 March 2010
I'm STILL working on wings ... this pair has proved rather a struggle but I'll spare you the details... I've still to grind over half the pieces before wrapping the copperfoil, soldering etc. The studio is so cold though that it's difficult to work comfortably ... as it looks like we'll not be moving this year I think we'll get the rest of this room double glazed for next winter!
I have some ideas for garlands propped against a window ... these may or may not see the light of day because I'm already planning something else next ... as always :(
you can see more creative spaces today on Kootoyoo 's blog
Wednesday 3 March 2010
albeit for just one day and then they fly off to Ireland to my Mum lol! I was so excited to win these coveted mittens on Cafe Cartolina's Great Canadian Mitten Giveaway a week or so ago. My sis in Canada has been trying to get some too and they are like hen's teeth so I feel really lucky! and I know my Mum is going to love these! Thank you Fiona for running such a great giveaway!!
If you haven't already checked out the gorgeous Cafe Cartolina blog please do so - I can honestly say it is the one blog that read everyday - it's a daily dose of beauty and inspiration!
Oh! and Moo Cards !!
I finally got around to ordering some Moo cards - and I'm really delighted with them, totally sweet little things that I'll use as mini business cards until I can come up with a design for business cards that I'm happy with ...