18 September 2013

upside-down raindrops


I bought an old trunk at the last Antiques fair we went to. It was pretty ropey, it cost £35 I think. I'd already painted it off-white, and I decided to wall paper the inside of it with this vintage paper.
Its a bit OTT I guess, but I always love it when you see an old grubby box in a flea market and when you open it, its lined in some snazzy paper, that someone took the time and trouble to do.

So I'm not really sure what to put in it. I was thinking maybe a dressing up box for the Littley?



...well, it looks like its a home for her toys already.


a while ago, I made these cushions. I had about 4o minutes of free time, and with a grizzly toddler in one ear, they inevitably came out all wrong! The shapes were all wobbly, and the raindrops upside down etc...



Anyways, I do love my grizzly toddler, who seems to take special interest in the things I make that go wrong. Maybe she doesn't understand what looks 'right' or maybe she just feels a bit of sympathy for me.
Whatever the reason, they avoided the bin just because she liked them.

In other news, we are still waiting to finish our workshop renovation. Basically its all done, but we need the maintenance man for the workshop block, to fit a new sink in the new workshop part. Because we use some nasty chemicals and mucky polishing clay when we make jewellery, we need another sink with the kiddo around an all. So he still hasn't done it and we can't put back all the furniture until its finished, therefore I cant take the photos to show you all. 
:: blows big raspberries ::

18 comments:

  1. This little box is so cute, just right for the little uns toys.I think your cushions are really cool, and Pehr thinks so too from what you said x

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  2. Such a sweet toy box. It looks wonderful. Does it have a slow closing hinge thing on one side? Maybe the box was once for a dolly wardrobe (big doll). Pehr has grown so much!
    Joy

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  3. I love that box for the toys, it has been precious!!

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  4. Looooove that wall paper. Oooh err pink and goldy.

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  5. I think I read it in "Sophie's World", a book about philosophy, that when something acts against the laws of nature, like if a stone instead of falling down on the ground starts flying upwords, it's the adults that will go crazy about it, because they know it's not normal, while a little baby will not understand that this is not supposed to be happening, because for them most of the things happening are new.

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  6. Anonymous18.9.13

    Hahah, it's amazing how they have their own minds about things... I find it fascinating. Both daughter and trunk look very cute :) Georgia C

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  7. Anonymous18.9.13

    Oh and it's been a while now, I wanted to ask: do you mind sharing any shops/resources for girls clothing? I really like Pehr's wardrobe and I am expecting a girl some time in the near future... Thanks Georgia C

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  8. PEHR :*********for You from Germany:O)

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  9. I think the cloud pillows are gorgeous. Pehr has good taste.
    Claire xx
    http://somewhereyonder.blogspot.co.uk/

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  10. Lovely box, but as an ex-ELC employee, please make sure that the lid doesn't close quickly on Pehr!

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    1. Goodness! I am not an ex-ELC employee, but even a normal person like me knows the basic principle of gravity. I'm sure you meant it nicely, so thank you! : )

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    2. Sorry if I offended, didn't mean to. Working next to the health and safety dept in marketing, one learnt to see danger in everything!

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    3. Having an 11 month old that can run and eats everything, one learns to see the danger in everything I can tell you!
      If you have kids then you will know what I mean ; )

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  11. This is the cutest thing Ive seen all week!

    journeysthroughmeadows.blogspot.com

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  12. nice rework!! what a lovely box!

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  13. how do u made those pillow.. so adorable.. do mind to share it with me..

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  14. such a little heaven on earth...

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  15. I think the box is a beauty, just like it's new owner! Pehr is looking delightful, and she obviously has great taste in toys :-)

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