Tuesday, 18 September 2012

crafty creatives makes

now i know that crafty creatives box no.3 has started hitting doormats today, but i wanted to share a few of my makes from box no.2 before they get filed away and forgotten about!

i've always loved the idea of staircase walls being filled with photographs and frames, so this is something j and i are slowly working on.
the three black frames are laura marling prints that came with her last album, the ampersand was a cross stitch experiment and the fabric was a leftover piece that i love. the art card that came with box no.2 is amazing and i picked up the frame for it at a car boot sale a few weeks back- it's such a perfect piece of artwork!

it took me a while to decide what i wanted to do with the bunting, and it was only after looking through my "things to make" inspiration list (yes i have one!) that i thought of combining two projects.
i love blackboards but don't really have the space for a big one, so this is great for a tiny kitchen.

and finally, the idea for the soap dish was inspired by the lovely "the pampered sparrow" and her amazing candle holder, and after accidentally breaking my soap dish last week this seemed like a practical and pretty make :)


16 comments:

  1. Wow, this is amazing, you are super creative! Can I just buy a box and you make pretty things for me?! ;) xxxx

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    1. awh thanks so much!! haha i'd love to :) x

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  2. Great selection of ideas Skye! I too love that print! Where did you get your blackboard paint from? Was it expensive? I have lots of tiny pieces of the driftwood so i dont know what to do with that! xxx

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    1. You can get blackboard paint from Wilkinson's, Homebase etc and the price varies on how big a tin you get and the brand. This is the cheapest I've found it for, free delivery is always a bonus! http://www.powertoolsdirect.com/ronseal-one-coat-blackboard-paint-250ml?utm_source=google&utm_medium=merchant

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    2. thanks sophie :) i actually cheated a bit with the paint- i'll have to explain over our next tea catch up haha. the driftwood was definitely a head scratcher but i actually love it now x

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  3. Awww, thank you so much for the mention :) I can't believe I've actually "inspired" someone Ha ha! Feeling quite flattered.

    The chalk board bunting is a fab idea, looks good and practical too.

    I love your wall of pictures, I think collections of things always look great and I like that you've put round frames with square/rectangle frames.

    P.S Laura Marling is my "crafting" music of choice, always play her tunes when I'm in my craft room :D xx

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    1. you're welcome lovely! you always make amazing things, definitely inspiring :)
      ditto about laura marling, she's my total fave <3 x

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  4. your wall is brilliant. i hope each thing you add to it has its own story. i'm working on something similar at the moment x Kat

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    1. awh thank you kat :) i can't wait for it to keep growing, i already have a few more pieces ready to go up x

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  5. I really like the idea of framing things you love and hanging them on the wall! I also really like your soap dish how it's really simple but it looks beautiful!

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    1. thanks, it's such a lovely idea i think! thank you :) x

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  6. Love the bunting, its so cute and such a good idea! The soap dish is really pretty too - love it all!

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  7. That tea pot is to die for! how beautiful :)

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