Monday, 22 February 2010

Who lives in a house like this? ;-)


How often are you inspired by reading someone else's blog?
If you are anything like me, then it's frequently!
By this, I don't mean 'copying' their work!
(And that's a big one for debate..for another time... maybe! ;-)
Anyway, I was very inspired, the other day, by a tutorial on this lovely blog:

And so it's back to being a 5 year old today!
Didn't you just love to draw houses, when you were very young?


Using vintage fabrics, I've been making my houses on an old embroidered tablecloth and hopefully have placed them so that the back of the covered notebook will also have a lovely, embroidered design.




I think this will take me all week!


For my 20 minutes crafting yesterday, I put the finishing touches to my clipboards.


I'm rather enjoying this house business ...but right now, I'm about to put my feet up, for an hour.
This morning , having popped to see my mum, she passed this to me...!
I've never read 'The Lady' until that interview with 'You Know Who'!!
Ever since , my mum has bought the magazine and passed it on to me.
And I have to say that it is a great read!

Lo and behold, I opened up this particular issue (Feb 16th) to find an interview... and way hay... there's my good friend Margaret Powling, who often comments on my blog!!

Great stuff Margaret!
***
Oh and remember if you do need an architect to design your new house...
don't come to me!
;-)

27 comments:

Guenievre said...

Hello Sal !
Yes, I'm inspired by English blogs I watch, but I invent "things" too, lol. I get inspiration in books and in everyday life.
I've no blog myself, no time to make it well, but it's always a pleasure to read the blogs I like.
I like your little houses, my favourite is the red !

KC'sCourt! said...

I love those little houses. I get inspired by other blogs too.
My mum use to read The Lady. That bought back memories, when I was 17 I applied for job in the lady but the people who put the advert insaid I was far to young!
Julie xxxx

CraftyHelen said...

I love your houses and will definitely pop over to the tutorial. 'Copying' for pleasure is I think a compliment to the creator. Doing so for retail purposes is altogether different and difficult to deal with. I read of some craft suggestions on a different site and the author stated DO NOT MAKE THESE TO SELL, but I was already doing many of the same things having never seen her ideas. I'd love to read your post on the subject?!xx

A Country Girl said...

I love your little houses!
Your blog is always inspirational, by the way!

all kinds of everything said...

I'm constantly inspired by all these creative bloggers.Love your houses very much! And thank you for this link!:)

Sue at Dollytub Cottage said...

Hi Sal, I DO get inspiration from other bloggers - but inspiration's as far as I get. The idea sits in my head, has a bit of a mooch about in there. I then think of ways I can improve the idea. Then, the very next day I catch another idea - and that one pushes out the original one. Oh Glory Be! Why did my doctor take my HRT away from me, boo,hoo. Sue XX

maria said...

Love the houses. Wouldn't a street full off houses that pretty be wonderful?

Ellouise88 said...

Love your houses and your blog is always so colourful and inspirational! I agree with Sue at Dollytub Cottage; it is lovely to be inspired by other people and then run with the idea, sometimes creating a variation, other times ending up with something completely different. I always give credit and a link (if possible) to the original idea and, although I am quite new to blogging, I hope that this is acceptable.

bellaboo said...

My mum always used to get The Lady magazine and at one time it used to be a bit old fashioned..but it has moved with the times and is a good read.She used to find the cottages we rented for our holidays in there.I know the royal family have advertised for staff in there too!

Bellaboo :o)

Andi's English Attic said...

It's clear you're enjoying your house-building! That issue of The Lady looks very interesting. Might just go out and get it. xx

melanie said...

Thank you so much for the fabric, it arrived today and I love it. xxxx

The Weaver of Grass said...

Love the houses, Sal. I sometimes do a similar one on to a piece of card when friends move house - I do agree it is like being a 5 year old again. But there is something quite charming at higgledy piggledy houses isn't there.

Christy said...

Oh Sal - Love your little houses! Thanks for sharing. Reading about your projects always makes my day. :)

Simone said...

The little houses make lovely journal covers. Thanks for the tutorial link.

galant said...

Ooh, Sal ... thanks and thrice thanks, as old Frankie Howerd might have said! Thanks for such lovely little houses - they are an absolute delight; thanks for being so inspirational to so many; and thanks for highlighting the re-vamped magazine, The Lady, with my little piece in it!
MP

A Thrifty Mrs said...

Love those houses.

galant said...

Sal, I emailed Juliet Nicolson, whom I interviewed, and she says to say Thank you for the mention on your blog.
MP

twiggypeasticks said...

oooo lovely Sal. Mr Twigs nana used to read The Lady, as she was indeed a lady. I used to sneak a peek whilst scoffing lovely homemade cake at her house - magic !!
Twiggy x

sarah-jane down the lane said...

Oh Sal, houses are my thing! I am mad about painting and stitching them. I always send cards of cottages/houses I have painted! As a child I would draw whole imaginary fairytale villages, over days!

Sarah x

LissyLou said...

those houses are so pretty..i still draw houses the most when i doodle and they look like the ones i did as a kid..infact i'd love to live in a house just like my drawings x

Menopausal musing said...

Great houses, lovely fabrics as always :O)

Karen said...

I love those little houses, they are so pretty and colourful - thanks for sharing :)

Bobbie Lynn said...

Great little houses and a nice way to use up all your scraps too. They would make very cute quilt blocks. Thanks for the posting and have fun. I get very inspired with other blogs and you are one of them Sal. Have a wonderful day.

Sarah said...

I used to love drawing houses and still do now! Mine always used to have a little fence, trees, flowers and a curly path leading to the front door!
x

Julie said...

you are always such an inspiration. I think I read somewhere that when you draw or doodle a house, it's a symbol of yourself - so if it looks warm and cosy and lived in, then you're a warm cosy person etc etc.

Carol said...

What a lovely idea. Your houses are great. Hmmm you have me thinking now where could I use them!x

louise said...

Your little houses are so sweet. Yes, I often wonder where ideas really do originate from? It must be difficult to prove an idea is yours, when there's a high probability it has been used in a similar vein before. I may have a thumb through The Lady when I am next in WH Smiths! x