Tuesday, April 23, 2013

silk pretties and prairie table cloths!

hi all,
thankyou sooo much for all of your wishes and excitement re. my trip to Paris! I am so excited i can still not believe it, and nervous about leaving my little boy! : (    but he will survive i know and everyone will take good care of him.

Have been busy this week getting the house into order!

a little creative time though!

I made another wall hanging; this time from silk... french blue silk dupion and an ivory  raw silk...

I rubbed the image once again with orange oil; (image from the graphics fairy) and touched it up with gold!
really love it! I am going to make some more when i get back from my holiday i think!

I used some of the vinatge wallpaper to back a picture frame to use as a  vision board.  just adding little bits and pieces as i go along!
I also had time to pop into a local thrift store and found a floral bed cover which i new could have a new lease of life; but in a different colour... different use altogether!

It was a pale, yucky cream colour, but  I loved the ruffles and I thought with a little diy, the colour could be improved! I used a sparing amount of black rit dye... (very little as I only wanted a grey tint) and it went from cream  to a lovely bluish grey

Originally i was going to put a blue wash over that too, but now that it has dried, I dont know if it needs it... can you imagine the yellowing shade it once was?!

some pretty roses from my garden

A very busy few days trying to get things arranged for not being here..

And school holidays for my little (big) boys!!!
Is it school holiday time where you are?
Till next time!
Laura xxx
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  1. So pretty Laura! I can never get enough pink roses either.

  2. Hi Laura... I just love it all... sigh... your "new" tablecloth looks just fabulous and so do your roses... I am sure you can hardly wait for your trip to Paris!... xoxo Julie Marie

  3. How exquisite! What an exciting adventure awaits you! No school holidays here. In fact, our school year will come to a close in a mere four weeks! Time for summer vacation.

  4. Oh Laura ~ I am soooo excited for you! I can't even imagine how thrilled you must be about your upcoming trip to Paris! Hope you take lots of photos! :)

    I love your new banners, sweetie! Sooo pretty! You could truly sell them!

    And your new ruffly throw is just beautiful! Love how you transformed it with a bit of dye. You have roses already??? Lucky girl!

    xoxo! laurie

  5. What a beautiful home you have. LOVE how you have mixed modern ghost chairs in with shabby chic. Paris sounds amazing. So jealous. Now following.

  6. may I suggest some things to see in Paris? Besides the usual Arc d Triumph and the Champs-Elysees find and visit Pere Lachaise Cemetery and the underground catacombs...

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