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Thursday, 14 January 2010

cut and paste

As I mentioned before, I have been working my way through a pile of mags to make my own inspiration books. I already had a pile of cuttings from when we went to Featherdown Farm in April last year (I went armed with scissors and mags!) and I already had a half started scrap book.
This scrap book was put in my Christmas stocking when I was 20 and just had my first flat with my (now ex) husband. I started it then, and used to add to it on a monthly basis after reading that months House Beautiful - the only house mag I was really aware of 16+ years ago!! It looks a bit battered but it has moved house with me (counts on fingers.....) 6 times, occasionally looked at, but never added to. I really didn't think it would ever get full!! this was my dream sofa back then....I got it...but in Navy- I bottled the cream as I was nearly 9 months pregnant with my first child, probably a wise move, I had it 9 years..don't suppose the cream would have lasted that long!!)


After glue stick action at the weekend and Tuesday night it is now full......and I have a second book about a third full.

My taste hasn't really altered....you wouldn't guess that there was a 16 year gap in completing by looking, Also it was funny to look at the pictures from years ago and realise that it is only now that I have the kind of house that lends itself to my ideas and tastes!
roll top baths have always been lusted after..we got one with this house but ever the unsatisfied female - its plastic not cast and its not painted on the outside and plastic so don't think I can!!
There aren't enough hours in the day to take and upload photo's of all my favourite pictures...but some of my fave's are in this post.......
*edited to say I managed to upload rather more than I anticipated*


This is what my hallway looks like, except we took our carpet up and some numpty had stripped the tiles and put a chipboard floor down.........our radiator is in exactly the same position..I have Cath wallpaper on the side you can't see but I have asked for a shelf to be fitted just like this one (and now I've got this pic in mind I don't like my mirror so I'm on the look out!!!), my husband and step dad have been informed...
Some outside and flowery images too... and the odd christmassy one..but I have put the Christmas pics in a seperate folder...more on that some other time...... I just love this house..when we win the lottery I will build one just like this..it looks really scandinavian (was in Scotland if I remember correctly??)
I still have a big basket to chop through.....but I have used every last glue stick in this house and mothers...so I shall have to pop to the shops before the weekend....its a great pastime to do whilst watching telly....its also very relaxing when you get to the sticking part!!
a few bloggy homes star in my books too.......(see above)
(and below)


So thats a start off the list...I don't suppose its going to be done anytime quickly..but I'm on my way...

22 comments:

TheMadHouse said...

Wow, what a lovley thing to do and how funny to see that your tastes havnt changed!

Lesley (Notesfrommydays) said...

I have a little folder I started a while ago with pages cut out as i had so many magazines under the bed it was a hazard! i am now inspired to get a move on with it as yours looks fab and i recognise quite a lot of the pics in it so must get some of the same magazines :-)
Lesley x

Sarah said...

I've been doing the ripping out part slowly this week. Gosh it's hard not to spend ages doing it when you come across interesting things! I haven't decided what to put mine in yet

dancingonabladeofgrass said...

Excellent idea ... I have a box file with a few photo ideas in - very useful. Wish I'd done this years ago instead of aimlessly wandering in naff furniture stores.... oh well... Well done x

Mary Poppins said...

Ohoo well done you :) I bet you are really chuffed that you have done it, is on my to do list, has been for about 2 years ;) lovely inspirational photographs, I can see why you likey, lovely chapel chairs too, me managed to get meself some of those, did you know that ;o) Had been a wish of mine.

Hugs

X

A Thrifty Mrs said...

Thanks for sharing your scrap book with us. I bet it feels good to get started again.
x

Itch2stitch.com said...

I love your scrapbook, I really would like to do one now. you have inspired me! suzie xxx

made with love said...

What a great idea. Some lovely pictures there. Thanks for sharing them. I had to smile at the roll top bath. We are never fully satisfied are we??? :)
Rachael XX

charl said...

i love your scrap book!!!!!!!... i want to have a proper look through it with a big piece of cake!!..
its funny how tastes can change.. i think mine has evolved more than changed!!!

LissyLou said...

oooo such pretty inspiration there!

VintageVicki said...

You have been busy - I have a scrapbook with about 20 pages stuffed into it - one day I'll make some progress with it!

Florence and Mary said...

I'm just starting to go through magazines and all the clippings I've amassed to do my first home scrapbook.

I wish I'd kept all the images I've collected on and off over the years!

Victoria xx

Bluebell said...

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Curlew Country said...

Oooh this is my very favourite pastime too! And do you know I've got most of those pictures in my books too.

Happy glueing.
Stephxx

Felicity said...

Hi Claire, thank you so much for the lovely comment you left me, it really helped me to read every ones kind comments. Ive started a scrap book like that too! fliss xx

angel said...

Strewth, so much pawn on one blog, there should be a law against it....lol
Great Dollop what a lovely scrummy scrapbook. :-)
Going back for a closer inspection, i may be some time...

Loads of love and hugs honey. Mwah XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Mary Poppins said...

Claire bear you are a sweetheart :) Thanks for the very kind offer of one of your squares, you lovely little thing :)

X

Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

It's a great thing to do! It's something that I have loved doing for some time. It cuts back on the huge piles of magazines!

You have great taste, I love the cuttings you have selected!

Have a lovely weekend
Warm wishes
Isabelle x

LissyLou said...

Thank you so much for wanting to take part in Red hearts for BHF

Lots of love LissyLou xx

midnight bloom said...

those baths look amazing!

Bridget said...

Hi Claire! I've just come across your blog and love it! I can't believe how many of the pictures in your scrap book are almost identical to mine - seriously - we obviously read the same mags. I too have an old scrap book that I recently revisited and found pictures of things that I now own - we must just gravitate towards what we know and love! I even had a picture of a lovely boquet of mixed colour roses ... and then realised that I'd had exactly that bunch for my wedding!!

Bridget said...

Hi Claire - thanks for commenting on my blog too!! Yes, if you look for Lakeland online (they are a kitchen/gadgetry shop) I'm sure they will have the dinosaur cutter there - good luck!