Tuesday, 3 May 2011

There's nothing like a good bump on the head to get the creative juices flowing

On Saturday night I was rudely awoken by this mother-of-all picture frames falling on my head.

It hurt. Real bad.
Gave me (and my husband when I yelped) a hell of a fright.

And so I have decided it is time for this picture frame and it's fabric art to go.
I was never fully happy with the result on this anyway. Trying to introduce a bit of pink and femininity (is that a word?) into our bedroom didn't really work.

So over the past few days I've been pondering redecorating our bedroom and what I would do. I am so partial to the good ol' orange and chocolate brown colour combo (must be because I'm a 70's child? I'll blame it on that) and I just happened to have some fabric in these colours lying around begging to be made into a quilt/throw for our bed.

I'll also be making some new cushion covers - that's on tomorrow's agenda.

Then there's the question of wall art - something light in weight - to replace the mahoosive frame that was above our bed. Off to the art supply shop I went today and got a couple of canvases, paints and brushes to see what I could create myself. This was quite an exciting undertaking for me as it's been a good few years since I picked up a paint brush or felt inspired to paint.

Don't ask me what it is. Nothing in particular, although the semi-circle does remind me of the pregnant belly I'm currently displaying. Maybe I shouldn't paint when I'm pregnant....?

Anyhoo, I hopefully will be able to show the end result of our bedroom makeover in the next couple of days. That's if it turns out ok...!!

It's not just our bedroom that's being affected by my sudden urge to make things better - the kitchen, lounge, bathroom and toilet have all had a deep-cleanse and all clutter has been removed.
Maybe this is actually me 'nesting' in preparation for baby arriving soon rather than inspiration given from a donk on the noggin...

Whatever it is, I'm liking it!


  1. oh yeah that nesting instinct is a mad phenomenon. And OW! to something randomly landing on your head!

  2. a. i totally thought of the belly when looking at your artwork (before you mentioned that).

    b. yes...totally...that baby is on the way! :)

    can't wait to see it all put together.

  3. did i just say totally like 50 times?...

  4. (@ Danielle, the new way to say totally is "totes" i've learnt! haha)

    am likin it too!! clever lady.
    c'mon lil baby!! xO


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