Thursday, 3 March 2011

Inspiration....

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When I  start working on a new project
I like to collect all kinds of things...


that will inspire me along the way...


....pretty colour combinations, contrasting patterns,
 interesting textures and images....


amongst everyday objects which are all around me.


It helps me to gather my thoughts and ideas
and then stops me wandering!


I love these fresh and cheerful colours.
They are brightening up the days in
 our little corner of England!


Hmm...stripes, spots and bows...
and seafaring tales...

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Also, on another note....
if you are looking for a new cook book,
this is a great read with lots of traditional recipes from around the British Isles
There are also interesting notes about the history
that lies behind them and lots and lots of lovely photographs....
bakeries, tearooms, harbours, bunting...
The photographs of Mousehole brought back
some lovely memories of a family trip
a few years ago.
Such a very pretty place!

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Wishing you all good things
until next time....

16 comments:

scrappyjacky said...

These are such a gorgeous colour combination....very vintage English seaside.

Flutterby Patch said...

What wonderfully bright and cheeery colours Susan, they've really made me think 'summer'. The book is a great buy, I can strongly recommend it.

Jenny at Red House said...

Hi Susan
what lovely pictures, they have brightened my day!!jennyx

Martina said...

Like a fresh sea breeze these colors - very uplifting!

Sue said...

Can't wait to see what you come up with after gathering all those pretty items.

Stina said...

Ha Suzan, ben ook ooit es begonnen aan het borduren van drie kleine schilderijtjes, ook van het strand, maar heb ze niet afgemaakt, en nu liggen ze onder in de kast best wel jammer.

maar die kleuren van jou zijn ook mooi fris, lente!!!

groet Stina

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

I adore these colors today, sweet Susan. So Spring like, or perhaps better yet, Summer-like!
Have a happy day xxxx

Annie xx TheFeltFairy said...

The colours look so perfect together, I am inspired to have my bedroom decorated in those colours - just got to break it to my hubby lol!!!

Jen Kershner said...

Those colors have feeling all warm and ready for better weather!

Margie said...

Beautiful colours, great tips on creating and inspiring. I love your doll Milly, so cute and I love the star dress. big hugs, Margie.

Mary Jane's Tearoom said...

Thank you so much for all your lovely comments. They are always so appreciated!
Susan x

Diny said...

Hi Susan,
That is exactly the way I work when I start on a new doll!
First collect everything I need before I start.
I also like to have that all around me.

I have my first give away on my blog.....
Greetings, Diny

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

What an awesomely inspiring post. I LOVE it!! I'm really looking forward to seeing what you put together. Your photos are superb.

Sarahx

Astridbears said...

Hi Susan,
such a adorable combination this colours! Great and fresh Seaside colours
have a wonderful day
Astrid

Rebekka Seale said...

LOVE those pretty reds and blues!!!

Christy said...

Your blog is so pretty!