DO you ever have those realisation moments when you see how the everyday things you always thought were pretty inspires you? Well I was going through some old photos of some of my products and had this very thought!
SO I thought I'd show you a little bit of how things around you can creep into your thoughts and your designs!!
I think you can guess where I took inspiration from for the salt dough biscuit ornaments!! They look yum but had to keep these pretties high so that little ones didn't try and nibble!! Salt flour and pva glue does NOT taste very nice!!!
I love Winged things like these little pretties
so here's how they have influenced my designs!!
Since reading Enid Blyton's Tales of the Faraway Tree, the woods and forests are places I love to spend time in especially in the Autumn time ( although watching Blair Witch Project kinda spoilt it a little for me!!) and these little Toadstools are what I always look for but never find!! but this inspired a wreath which would look great in a kitchen!
Feathers are just beautiful especially peacock ones, this headpiece was designed for a bridesmaid of one of my brides and had diamantes adorning the base stem
Roses are a Fave of mine too especially in pastel or muted colours so these ones are made from paper so they last forever and has a hint of sparkle too them too...of course! I have some attached to fairy lights and my birdcage and also used bigger versions on my Christmas tree last year too!
So other random thoughts this week are......
...where do those objects that you know you have but just can't find go??? I have looked everywhere for this item for hours now and have seen it recently but just don't remember where?? and the thing is I WILL find it...after I don't actually need it any more!! Its like a mean trick that is played on you!! Maybe if I was more like Anthea Turner and had a place for everything this wouldn't happen....but that will never be so will just have to keep looking!!!!
....Why is it that its always YOUR things that end up getting broken and smashed? My Vintage teapot was smashed to smithereens yesterday by my 4yr old boys football, I was livid and he was devastated cause he knew how much I loved my china and also knew he is not allowed to play footie in the house either!!!
I'm gutted because it was the first thing I bought with my wages when I started working again and you don't usually find a coffee pot by itself but I have found the whole set for a reasonable price on E-bay which I'm keeping my fingers crossed that I will win!!! ( at least I'll have spares too!)
Do these things happen to you?
Hope you have a great weekend x
Edited to add- I WON!!! 21 piece set including a salt and pepper set that I never had before too!!! YAY!