There have been a lot of changes in the shop that I work and teach in lately.
A breath of fresh air has blown in and stirred up the creativity in us all.
My boss is a great boss.
He has always encouraged our crafty ways and so when he asked me to
turn this wall into a mood board I was thrilled!
I have always collected inspirational pieces from magazines.
From tiny snippets to whole articles of 'beautifulness'.
And so it began.
A history of things I love.
It was an interesting journey looking through it all.
Lots of it had been hidden away for quite a while.
It has been arranged as though it has been there for months with
fabric pieces, buttons on cards, paint colour charts, postcards and
wallpaper samples all mingled together.
I hope it will be ever changing as more things are added over time.
At last I have found a use for some of my collection
and it's now where it can be seen and shared.
To hopefully inspire shop visitors as well as ourselves.
This magazine advert was from 1953!
Laura Ashley paint chart sitting next to a pair of dolls bloomers.
The view from the cutting table.
A map of the U.S.A. where the inspiration for
Heaths original shop came from.
The exquisite colour palate of Farrow & Ball.
Buttons and bobbins...
linens and lace...
pegged up with a touch of Arkell-ness.
Heath has been playing too.
Hanging washing lines of fabric swatches
mingled with old photos and tags.
I've been using my new pompom maker too!
For now it's been finished off with a mini lampshade
covered in strips of fabric a la dottie angel
I now have a bucket of buttons and another wall!
Watch this space!!!