Thursday, December 2, 2010

My creative space

Whilst I'm feeling under the weather and nursing my youngest who has chicken pox, I thought I'd make a start at this simple paper garland to hang on our mantle piece. The repetition of cutting out templates keeps my mind off feeling poorly. 

I've used some old Carmen Opera books I found at my local Op shop some time ago to use for the dove templates. 
Thought I'd share the love and include the dove template I found if you'd like to give the garland making a crack.

 I'm hopeful mine will look similar to this gorgeous inspiration.

I'm also keen to have a go at making this fantastic dove decoration.

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15 comments:

Catherine said...

I hope that the two get lots of rest and that it will get you feeling better soon. The dove garland is a beautiful Christmas decoration idea. xo

spectacularfairywren said...

the birds are lovely and so is the ribbon. Can't turn out anything but fab. Good luck with the pox.

Teek said...

Having Dove as a surname, I think these paper garlands are a must. Thanks for the template.
I will be looking in on Saturday and maybe even joining in.
Thanks for stopping by

Chantal said...

Chicken pox seems to be doing the rounds. Hope your youngest is feeling well again soon. I love the paper doves, especially the first one with the red type.

Sandrine said...

These garlands are gorgeous!
I got the vintage book the other day Op shopping but I can not get the courage to cut the pages LOL!!

Make mine Mid-Century said...

Hope the sick peoples get better soon.

Love the dove!

A Treasured Past said...

The bird garland is super cute. Hope you and your little-en feel better soon, Take care, Tamara

Seaside Siblings said...

Looks great. Hope you are feeling better soon.

Little Ted Canvas said...

Lovely dove garland, it'll look beautiful finished. Day 2 & you are not feeling good either..I hope you're not next in line for chicken pox! Try & take it easy, lots of lying about & movie watching for the 2 of you I think. You know to call me for anything at all xx

Polka Dot Daze said...

Very cool!
Thanks for sharing.

Sarah said...

Chicken pox! I didn't think kids got that anymore. Poor love. I think cutting out birds sounds like an excellent way to get through it... The red lettering and the ribbon look beautiful together.

moose and bird said...

I do love your dove garland....if time permits I will have to try my hand at one. Thanks for sharing x

Heidi said...

I'm in love with your birds....the map one is incredible!

BOB & MABEL said...

Looking good Tracey, I'm sure you'll do a fab job and I hope you and the little one are better soon.

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