Monday, June 28, 2010

Creative Inhibitor?

Nothing inhibits creativity like a house makeover . Here are photos of the main room of our house and the timber which will hopefully be the floor in a couple of weeks’ time.
We have decided to pull up the carpet in all the main areas of the house – living room, dining room and office, and “match” the already beautiful timber floor of our open kitchen/family room.. The furniture is all stacked in the garage .
I am in a little bt of a panic as we have already had one delay in the timber delivery and we need to have the house back in order by the time my mother comes to visit for a few weeks on 14 July. However, with a little bit of help from the grandchildren...who knows?

Not to be deterred, I am reminded that ‘to think creatively, we must be able to look afresh at what we normally take for granted. ( George Kneller) “, so I am trying not to worry too much about the floor and visualise the new spotted gum timber floor it will be. This week I am preparing a little sample for my friend Bobbi ( LamboArt) who has a new line in “nostalgia” kits for her market stalls. Here is what I unpacked from one of her kits . Hopefully, I will be able to post next week a photo of what I create.
And a another bright spot in the week, a wonderful swap gift from my DUST ( Down Under Street team) Craft Swap partner. An elegant pin, with special charms, a beaded bookmark, and some very useful,and very beautiful gift tags. Thank you very much, Samara from Albany, Western Australia. .

4 comments:

  1. I am so pleased that you loved your craft swap goodies Wilma ! I have shared your blogpost at my blog : http://maddabling.blogspot.com/

    I will let you know when mine arrives and I will share it on my blog too xox

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  2. Hi Wilma! I really do feel for you with living through renovations!!VERY stressful. But, when finished it should look lovely

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  3. With helpers like that it is certain to be a job well done! I bet it will look fabulous when it's finished.

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  4. Looks like you have a big job ahead of you, but sure it will be all worth it . Very nice swap items that you got from Samara - I love dust swaps :0)

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