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Friday, November 18, 2011

My Creative Space

I needed a good long rest after Blogtoberfest!!  I have been slowly knitting away at the green cardigan I showed a couple of weeks ago, and reading, and watching telly.  Oh, and working.  Eugh.


The makings

What is this?  A staple gun.  A pile of vintage lace.  A square artist canvas covered with quilting fabric.  (Badly.  The front looks OK, but you should see the mess I made of the back!  Or rather, you aren't going to see!!)  I bought the staple gun but the rest comes from the stash.  I have been collecting bits of lace for yonks, and the fabric covered canvas dates from TAFE days when it was going to be used for something but wasn't ultimately.

After much use of staple gun

After much stapling. Some of the lace isn't dead straight, but you will see in the next picture that doesn't matter too much. My dog doesn't like the sound of the staple gun, apparently :(
A new earring display

A new display thing for my earrings!  (Err, some of my earrings.  You can't see the three necklace boxes full of studs and non-hook hanging ones).

Not an original idea.  I saw a similar thing on Pinterest, using an empty frame with lace across, but I didn't have a suitable frame, and I did have the canvas, and I am trying to shop from my stash when possible these days.

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11 comments:

Melissa said...

Look wonderful. You have some gorgeous earrings!

jude said...

the display is an artwork in itself

greenspace said...

fantastic! as you say, good to use things from your stash, fun to try something new (and it looks fab from the front), and a lovely way to store/display your earrings

2paw said...

I did wonder what you were going to do, that's a great idea. Some dogs don't like certain noises, Gilly likes the vacuum cleaner OK, but if I even reach toward the hair-dryer, she's off like a shot.

do you mind if i knit said...

Now that's a GREAT idea! A great use for lace, and nifty storage for your earrings, brilliant! Vanessa xxx

Bear Chick said...

Great use of materials and it's very pretty, too. May have to steal that idea if I do any shows next year!

karen said...

this is gorgeous and don't worry about the homework...I'm in a good mood!!!

karen said...

and I have also ran out of detention slips!!!

mrspao said...

Ooh that looks fab! :)

Michelle @ rockMYroll said...

That is a great idea!1 Would be awesome for my little girls hair clips too.
Mxo

Jeannette said...

A very neat way to keep your earrings!