Thursday, May 5, 2011

my creative space...

...is all about mending & making do this week.  Although we are only celebrating my brother & his beautiful fiance's engagement this weekend, I am already planning my outfit for their wedding!  I found a gorgeous vintage style clutch handbag a while ago which is stunning on it's own, but I thought I'd make it a pretty shoulder strap out of ribbons & buckles from my overflowing stash.  I love these colour combinations, they will go perfectly with my dress, bought at least 14yrs ago & worn to many spacial occasions, but it's elegant & timeless and I always feel fabulous in it.
Last night our local bookstore hosted an intimate gathering of very excited local ladies to meet & be inspired by the gorgeous & talented Crafty Minx herself, Kelly Doust!!  It was such a buzz to meet her, she is just lovely, I so enjoyed hearing her story.  I was too shy to ask for a photo, but we did have a little chat & she kindly signed my books...Oh boy, I'm still on a high!  

More creative space here...    

12 comments:

  1. Good for you for finding a dress you love that makes you feel like a million bucks!

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  2. What a pretty strap. I'm getting some ideas just looking at it. Cherrie

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  3. I wish I had a much loved dress for any occasin :)
    I really love the colours of your new bag strap, it looks great.
    x

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  4. I have a dress like that - that comes out for all the special occasions! Have fun making your purse strap!

    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  5. A lovely evening, getting to meet the author of some of your favourite books..very special! Your shoulder strap looks great.

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  6. your colour choices always make me go ahhhh. this is no exception!

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  7. Oh, Mel, tell us more about the book! I've had it on my wishlist for a while. Would it be any good for a novice sewer like me? J x

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  8. You are a lucky girl! It is exciting to meet someone who writes a book you enjoy. Glad you enjoyed yourself.

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  9. Firstly, you can never plan an outfit for a wedding too early!! Secondly, what a fun night you must have had, how lucky to meet Kelly I'm very envious. x

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  10. So lucky to meet the crafty minx - I bet it was a buzz!

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  11. Im glad i'm not the only one that wears dresses bought years ago...
    Anything timeless is a must.
    Straps are looking beautiful.

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  12. You always put together the most beautiful things! The strap is no exception.
    I have a vintage suit in my cupboard that makes me feel SOOO good when I wear it (just fitting back into it post baby). Isn't it great when you find something like that? I don't care how old it is! :)

    Have a great weekend!

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