Thursday, November 25, 2010

Mon Espace Créateur - { My Creative Space }




I never had the staying power as a wee person to amass a collection of anything enviable. Classmates dug into their tidy boxes to retrieve tin pencil cases filled with pristine rubbers (erasers to those who use "rubbers" in a different light!) of every shape and smell. Ice creams, Christmas trees, teeny tiny pandas....




I dabbled but this fickle lass ended up with a few mangy looking blobs either grey in the corner from use or crumbled into the corners of said tidy box (only to be discarded during that heavenly end of term class activity...the tidy box clean out!... heavenly that is, except the year I left the painted boiled Easter egg in there over the school hols....pee-yoo!!!)

Then there was a brief stint as a stamp collector! Again I lacked certain qualities necessary for such a hobby such as organisation...tidiness....stamps of variety!! I did however have page after page of the Queen's face so that's a collection of sorts I guess.

This collection adorning my hallway wall however, I'm pretty chuffed with. Inspired by the gorgeous Melinda of moose and bird I whipped up these little wall decorations in minutes...and for pittance! Truth be told...Melinda simply would not let me buy one of her doily ones as she believed I could make one myself and wouldn't take my money no matter how hard I tried to thrust it upon her person. Well here's a shout out to her for the grand idea! You simply must check out her stuff...it is delicious!

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17 comments:

Hi, welcome..... said...

oh darling Steph - this wall art is simply divine!!! I made some boy wall art like that for my son's room and plan to do a girly version for Miranda!! As always, i love your colour combinations in different shapes and sizes. Melinda is very kind suggesting you give it a go yourself - and you did a splendid job! Happy days to you my dear xx

Catherine said...

I was one of those girls with a 'rubber' collection, still have it too:) Your collection of loveliness is oh so pretty, just beautiful work. Have a lovely week. xo

Little Ted Canvas said...

GORGEOUS!

Seaside Siblings said...

I love these, I have some similar in my girls room, they are just so dam pretty!

Catherine said...

so lovely! I too have admired Melinda's creations...

Pippi creates said...

Love the collection, those vintage fabrics are gorgeous!

Luisa @ Dance in my garden said...

Gorgeous idea...and I love that you can change them so easily.

Susan L (lily40au) said...

What a fab way of always having a little vintage goodness on show to admire.
My Creative Space

Flotsam Friends said...

This collection was worth the wait. Simply stunning. I adore each pretty piece. Have just found you through Catherine's blog. I'm loving playing along each Thursday. Pruxxx

Alison said...

They are adorable. What a delightful way to display lovely fabric.

monkeemoomoo said...

I can't believe it, I was talking about this yesterday with a friend on the phone. I have just ordered some extra hoops on line for this very project.

I hadn't thought of the doily though.

Love it - love your beautiful fabrics!

kit and nancy. said...

what a gorgeous collection of fabrics and doilies! perfect choice. those apricot roses are just crying out to me. yum. i also used to collect stamps as a kid, now i collect everything from cake plates to fabric to wallpaper. collecting makes the world go around. have a wonderful friday!

kathryn said...

These are such a lovely idea, and so simple too. I can see the kids and I sitting down to make some teeny tiny ones to pop on the christmas tree.

Thanks for you comments on my blog - re the schooling. It is reassuring to know I am not alone in my thinking.

kathryn said...

this is such a lovely idea. I can see the kids and I creating little versions to hang on the tree.

Thanks for you comment re schooling. It's nice to know there are others out there that feel that same way.

Kylie said...

They look great - are you all marketed out for the year now - a park playdate is in order (i need a new little model to take a photo of - mine wont smile at the camera anymore! - even the dog is over me:)

Teek said...

love the collection of fabrics!!
Your blog is wonderful and I have enjoyed looking through past posts.
thanks for stopping by
Tanya

moose and bird said...

Thanks for the lovely mention Steph. See you next Friday. x

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