Tuesday, 22 January 2008

Creative Inspirations - A nest fit for the Queen



On one of my recent flea find trips, I stumbled across this vintage cheney cosmetic travel case. Of course I did the right thing and bought it straight away. It's in perfect condition being white and all and is covered in pink on the inside, what a bonus! I'm not going to use it as a cosmetic case so the inventive side of me has turned it into my very own lace case. Perfect for all those special lace pieces I so love to collect.





It's been a while since the creative table has seen me fiddling with my crafty knick knacks. Well with the addition of my lace case , I thought it'd be great to use some of the laces to make space for more lacey finds, after all it's not the biggest case if you get what I mean and this girl can't get enough of her lacey delights. So, I had the idea to create something out of Marie Antoinette's wardrobe with a bit of a whimsical twist. I think many of you know that I love my little birdies and what better to create a little nesting home for them, a little different from the ordinary.

A little iron cage, a body form and some lace gets me going

and tada,

here's what I've created....

One in rich cream and gold detailed with French Lace, gems and some other mixed media trims.
And another one in hues of pink and green with Bridal lace, feathered trims and a whole lot of beading sparkles.

I thoroughly enjoyed creating these pieces and am putting these ones up for sale on etsy. I am able to take special orders if anyone is interested. Hope you enjoyed this edition of my Creative Inspiration. Till next time,

Much Blogging Love,


33 comments:

Alia said...

Adla, your creativity is awe-inspiring and your willingness to share your creativity is admirable!

Kerryanne English said...

How absolutely divine Adla!!!
So girly, pretty and chic.
Another creative winner for sure.
Hugs,
Kerryanne

Alison Gibbs said...

Adla what beautiful creations.
So soft and sweet.
Alison

Lori said...

how lovely!

Sandi McBride said...

And how beautiful! What a wonderful imagination you have and to have the ability to bring that imagination to life!
Oh, and only three days til my drawing for the giveaway! I'm getting so excited!!!
HUGS
Sandi

Sandra Evertson said...

She is Lovely!
Sandra Evertson

Vintage Amethyst said...

I've just found your blog today and this creation is so lovely & beautiful.
Love Alison x

LiLi M. said...

You have made such pretty things, also in your previous post. I wish I had a little more time, but this is inspiring. I simply have to make time, yep!
Thanks for inspiration! cu! L.

Lisa said...

Love the pretty little dress forms. They're so dainty and just beautiful.

rochambeau said...

She is beautiful!! Thanks for sharing and for stopping by today!
Constance

Elly said...

What a great find, that beautiful travel case! And you show us lovely pictures again, thank you!

megduerksen.typepad.com said...

i woudl have LOVED to find that little white case! how perfect. that wouldve been one of those things that gets my heart beating in the store. i am always thinking "how could no one else have wanted this yet!"
and what you made is so sweet.

i scrolled down and saw your wedding photos. wow...that looks like a beautiful day. you look like Eva Longoria (desperate housewives) gorgeous!

thanks for stopping by blog...i love new friends!
-meg

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

You are incredibly talented. These are just delightful and so girly!!!
xo

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

You are incredibly talented. These are just delightful and so girly!!!
xo

Gail McCormack said...

Love love your creations Adla. I've always wanted one of those elegant beauty cases, I remember them when I was little, they used to send me off into fantasy land, thanks for the reminder

art4friends said...

oh my this is a beautiful sweet vintage blog!!! :D

Natasha Burns said...

Wow Adla they are absolutely beautiful!!!! I love what you have created

PAINT MINE PINK said...

Ohmigosh Adla how beautiful ! STUNNING AND JUST GORGEOUS !
clever clever you indeed.

Hugs,
Shann :)

Siobhan said...

Hi Adla,

Love all your new creations! I had a cosmetic case just like your one that I used for my tap shoes as a child...my mum had it at thome for ages but I reciently asked for it only to learn she gave it to the salvos. Not too happy about that one but what can you do? Well done on your treasure!

Siobhan xo

Flea Market Queen said...

absolutely gorgeous...
Priscilla

Kari & Kijsa said...

What fabulous creations...so much fun! Your photographs are beautiful!

Have a blessed day.
smiles,
kari & kijsa

SweetAnnee said...

they are lovely
thanks for sharing..and for the inspiration!!
Fondly, deena

Cheryl said...

I love this, Adla!

Anonymous said...

So beautiful!!

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