20 September 2010

Creative Kick up the Butt

Yep - that's what I'm needing! A creative kick up the butt.....to get me moving on decorating the house and making some new crafty goodness.

Some friends and I are having a table at a craft fair in November - I only do this once a year and am sharing the table with 3 others so don't really need to go overboard - but so far I've only managed to make one thing - that's not going to fill a quarter of a table!

But, the colours are beginning to inspire....I'm even contemplating cutting into the felt that I brought back from Japan....hmm...18 months ago.....



The colours of the hyrangeas are so beautiful...amazing how one plant can have so many different shades growing and how the agree with my favourite colour palettes!



Here's the start of a few pieces.....I'm trying to cut it all out so that I can do some sewing on my plane journey this week...a needle and a dental floss dispenser to cut the thread are both ok for the airlines so I can at least do something....it does mean being organised of course!


Not much has been going on in the house decorating recently.....waiting on the electrician finishing.....but I did receive this beautiful house warming present from my friends visiting from Brazil - it's a carved piece of wood....and they couldn't have chosen better....if I had seen it myself in a shop I would have wanted to buy it.


You really can't tell the colour from the photo, but it's hanging on the newly painted wall in my living room - no more red....now a calming shade of pale pale grey. It was nice to know when I read an article about Debbie Bliss' (knitwear designer extrordinaire) home that I was in such esteemed company with my colour scheme - greys, plums and bright pink!

10 comments:

Fei An said...

Hi, Dear Di, sorry for not showing up for so long, had been away and busy with things need to do.
Oh, yes, the colors of the felt and flowers are truly inspiring and beautiful...Looking forward to your creative work... I am kind of dragged by the children, well, trying to make the best of it. I love the flat of white or grey white color as well, simple and calm. Have a good start of the week!

Thimbleanna said...

Your colors are all so inspiring! I love how you've matched them with photos of flowers. I can't wait to see more of the decor!

cate said...

love those purples. what does one do at a crafts table?

Theresa said...

Do you still want to do corner view? We are updating the list to people who are participating. Please let me know either way. Thanks so much.
Theresa

jojo-caramel said...

Will you be sewing some new kokeshis? I love the colours of the hyrangeas!

la ninja said...

hooray for creative kicks up the butt. however, don't push yourself, ei... easy does it (I also bought a new place last year and I have learnt it can all get a bit too manic at times ;)

like the pretty brazilian carving. calma :)

life in yonder said...

I love your colour palette! I can't wait to see more of your house.

Melanie Gray Augustin said...

They are some really beautiful colour palettes! I didn't know you could take a needle onto a plane, and the dental floss box for cutting is a great idea! I'll try that for my next flight!

Heidi said...

I can't wait to see what you make with that felt!

Bethany Hissong said...

I was going to guess kokeshis too!!! I love your beautiful wall piece! What a special gift. That was so thoughtful... which is making me feel bad that I didn't send anything so hmmm... have to get on that! Keep up the crafting because you're just so good!!!