Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Inspiration Station

I first heard of this concept on Michelle Wooderson's blog (you've got to check out her wonderful blog!-you can see it by clicking on her name on the side under blogs I visit).
Anyway, when I first saw her post last year, I knew I wanted to do that, but my room is desperately in need of redoing, so didn't. Then I saw her Valentine Inspiration Station and decided I can still make one myself without having to redo my whole room.

It was so much fun to go "shopping" in my room. I found so many fun things I didn't realize I had. Ü

So here is my inspiration station...(you can click on the picture to see a better view-just don't look to close at the very old wallpaper-bet there's lots of layers there! LOL!!) Here are some individual close-up views of the above picture. This is one of my favorite parts of my inspiration station. These two clay items were made by my 13 yr old son. I love the pig on the heart shaped mud! You can also see some pink mailboxes I want to alter that I purchased in the $1 section at Target. Here is a close up of what is in a wire basket I purchased at an antique store when I visited my brother and SIL last year. It was FULL of zinc lids which I love and use. In here I have my vintage ribbon, stickles, pearls and some chipboard coasters I want to alter as well. More items that inspire me. I love old baskets. This one has a large piece of vintage lace (may have been a table cloth at one time) in the basket and then filled with old rick rack in pinks and browns, and other Valentine colored ribbons. I also have some Primas and silk flowers (just buy them at Hobby Lobby when they are 1/2 off and take them off the stems) and this candle jar that I love with the Basic Grey papers. A closer view of the old rick rack in the grapevine basket...

4 comments:

  1. Wow what a great stash of Valentine stuff you have, it all looks like such fun!

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  2. I just love your son's creations. My niece used to play with polymer clay. I can't wait to show her these so maybe she can get back into it.

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