Thursday, March 10, 2011

my creative space

Was wondering around the streets the other day (hmm, this post is already sounding suspect!) and came across a local homewares shop. I was instantly drawn to the Kaiku fabric by Marimekko and walked out of there with 2.5 metres of it!

Now I appreciate that I'm cheating a little here because if this was truly my own creative space, I would have stretched that fabric myself! However, 2.5 metres was just too daunting and I really didn't want to damage the fabric with my clumsy, trigger happy hands so I called in the big guns and got my local framer to help me out.


I would love to show you a close up but I'm having terrible trouble getting 'image insert function' to accept a portrait size photo as it will only convert them to landscape! Weird. If anyone has an inkling why this is happening, please enlighten me.


Does ironing the fabric count for anything or at least having the creative vision? 

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8 comments:

Brenda @ Mira Narnie said...

wow - that looks amazing as a wall canvas!! well done xx

Posie Patchwork said...

Oh it's stunning, Marimekko lover over here!! Sorry about your technical difficulties, Blogger likes to mess with my images at least once a month, or Picasa has a turn. Love Posie

Baa-Me Kniits said...

Oh Wow!! I love it! Very creative of you ;-) I'd say that counts for sure. Your just thinking outside the square (or rectangle as the case may be) :-)

Sarah B said...

It's gorgeous! I stretched some Marimekko fabric over a homemade frame and it was really easy. It really looks fab in your room. Isn't Marimekko so cheery!

Sarah said...

OH it's fab and really you shouldn't downplay your creative part in this beautiful wall hanging, after all as you say, you had the vision {lest we forget Damian Hirst has a team of artists to manufacture his ideas...nuff said}
ps. thanks for your comment. I do plan to sell the brooches in a new etsy shop I'm setting up.....soon....probably...! x

BOB & MABEL said...

Darling, you are the brains behind the action!!!!

Heidi said...

Oh how, I love Marimekko....

Lyndel said...

wow, that is just stunning!