Thursday, April 22, 2010

Mon Espace Créateur - { My Creative Space }


This week my creative space is filled with truimphant sighs and maybe the odd few smug grins. Le Caravan is finished!! When it finally came down to it I'm embarrassed to say it only took an hour or two of hand stitching to complete whilst tucked up on the lounge watching Pride and Predjudice for the one hundredth time. All the blog love encouraged me to finish this project first, so folks, here she is.


Who wouldn't want to head off into the wild blue yonder in a little floral car and polka dot caravan complete with window box and vine covered door? I bet there'd even be lemon butter for toast in the morning! And don't forget the billy tea!



I again delved into my beloved Softies books (this time from More Softies) to use a Louise Hatchard pattern from Prairie Mouse and it was so beautifully easy to make.


With every stitch I recalled family holidays in a rickety old mustard coloured campervan. Ones where I would sing Whitney Houston at the top of my lungs in the back seat while plugged into my walkman (and I thought I was sooo cool!) . I'd like to say I was unaware of my impromtu concerts but alas, I'm a show pony at heart and secretly delighted in belting out "The Greatest Love of All" with every subtle nuance and high note. My family must have gritted their teeth for many a road trip!


And just to add my own little touch...a personlised number plate for my girl. I wish for her many fun filled holidays in polka dot caravans eating fish and chips straight from the packet using a piece of the torn paper as a little plate, drinking Golden Pash from coloured anodised cups and wondering at all that magic that is our planet Earth. Enjoy my bébé!!

For more delightful creative spaces, please pop into Kirsty's blog for a little wee holiday.



33 comments:

plushka said...

OMG! This is sooo cute! I love it! And what a great idea of a personalized number plate! I am sure your little girl will have so much fun playing with it!

Liesl (Hoppo Bumpo) said...

Now, that has to be the sweetest caravan I have ever seen. Its so pretty!

m.e (Cathie) said...

awww, Steph! that's adorable!!!
your little poppet has a very creative mum!

Tracey said...

oh how lovely, lovely, do you get that I really love it!

m.e (Cathie) said...

glad you enjoyed the ginger & spice cupcakes Steph!

Jennie said...

That is just gorgeous!!
I love all the little detail!

teddybearswednesday said...

SOOO cute !!

BOB & MABEL said...

I'm in love. My hubby is "renovating" a campervan..............so wish it would end up like yours!!!

ricebabies said...

OHHHHHHH so adorable.

Cotton Kiwi said...

Oh Steph that is just too cute! And I love the number plate. I had a good giggle at the thought of you belting out the Whitney number in the back seat. It'll no doubt be Lady Gaga numbers or similar when your little Poppet reaches that age!

Little Eve said...

This is beautiful work indeed! I love your blog too.

Jill and Michelle said...

WOW!! that is just gorgeous!! You're very talented! I'd definitely coming back to read your blog more!

Jill

Little Ted Canvas said...

Check! There's one off your list & it is absolutely adorable! So clever...
I just found an old yr 11 school book of Pride & Predudice while I was setting up our garage sale, I'll be curling up to read that one again tonight...

Kelly said...

Oh man, so cute! Good one Whitney. :) I love the Softies books also. I own the first one but haven't actually made anything from it yet. I just like all the pretty pictures. Like yours above. It's nice to look and sigh.

Rosalind said...

Oh you did a beautiful job! That is one divine caravan. Love the vine and flower on the door!

Leni and Rose said...

I love it, so sweet!!! The personalised number plates are fab! It's such a great book, I also have it.

moose and bird said...

What can I say Steph.....it is ABSOLUTELY gorgeous. I'm not much of a camper but how could you resist a litte van like that. Happy Thursday. xo

messyfish said...

I use those books too! I love Jane Austin. I love all you wrote about too! What a fun post!!

ecoMILF said...

Those are gorgeous- the details are lovely. xo m.

moose and bird said...

Hi Steph, it's me again. You are too sweet for picking up some doilies for me. 10c is such a bargain and a girl can never have too many doilies. See you at the Twilight markets. xo

Brenda said...

Hey Steph, I want to take a holiday in your caravan.....it all sounds and looks delightful!!

I plan to make a few more owl pincushions next week.....will list them on Etsy this time!

Posie Patchwork said...

Seriously, that could NOT be any cuter!! Adorable, gorgeous, sweet, perfect!! Love Posie

Wendy said...

Oh, my golly gosh. Can't wait to hang up my power tools and pull out a needle and thread...your campervan is so sweet, and the personalized license plate just takes the cake. Well done!

marian said...

ooohh aahh it is ADORABLE in every which way..i would ssoo love to be the proud owner of this little cute poppet & caravan in tow!! OOHH you ARE ssoo CLEVER!!!!!!!

Heidi said...

That is too Sweet for words how cute!!!!!!

Tweed Delights said...

Really cute! I love the fabric button wheels - looks great :)

squareby said...

Wow, that's amazing, it's so adorable! I love working on embroidery while watching Pride and Prejudice (especially the BBC version).

joanie said...

It's gorgeous! Fantastic fabrics too, maybe a little Autumn holiday is in order. Bust out the Whitney!

Fiona Currey said...

So lovely! I've had a bit of a caravan
fetish for a while and only got round to making one this week. So I was stunned when
I saw your post !
http://www.etsy.com/listing/45429181/caravan

M* (Melanie) said...

Oh you've definitely earned your smug smile! How stunning! The colours, fabric, the details! so lovely!

mylittlebirdie said...

ooohhh that is adorable, every detail is simply gorgeous. lucky little poppet : )

Mira Narnie said...

I love your little caravan - it is just so adorable. i think your little poppet will love it!

Miss Muffin said...

Oh, I love this stuffed car! So cute!!!

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