Thursday, March 3, 2011

My Creative Space: Far, far away in dreamland...











After six months of delays when I went back to work full time, Miss Four and I finally finished her bedroom makeover recently. With school looming, she has moved on to being interested in proper old fairy tales like Rapunzel and Sleeping Beauty, rather than simple toddler stories.

I originally started to blog about the beginning of this project here then never completed it. But as I noted then, it was inspired by fabric designer Heather Ross' "Far, Far Away" fabric collections... no's I and II. I adore her whimsical drawing style, like book illustrations -and the quality of the fabric is so gorgeous and tactile. Miss four loves Rapunzel in particular, so that is the main print.
She also loves tiny princess dolls and castles, so her Dad built her a dolls house shaped like a castle, and for Christmas we got her a second hand miniature castle and painted it, and popped it on a blue and green table that she proudly calls 'the lake around the castle' (the moat).
I've also since found an old original "Grimm's Fairytales" hardback book in a wonderful rummage sale (along with some mint original Dr Suess hardbacks) and am thinking about starting the concept of reading a 'chapter' each night.
Nearly five! I can't believe it.

13 comments:

  1. Oh it looks lovely! I am about to re-do my daughters for her 2nd b-day ..... you have given me tons of ideas, thanks! Love the castle cupboard!!!

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  2. Oh that room looks gorgeous!! all the details are fantastic! What a lucky daughter!
    Have fun starting your chapter a night reading! I love the whole anticipation part and the excitement, and "pleeeease, just one more chapter!"

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  3. what a beautiful room, i love those fabrics too, and the lampshade with the trims is so cool!

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  4. What a gorgeous room. I love the book shelves, with those fabric covered boxes, too cute!

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  5. What a gorgeous room! My eldest is almost 5 too, and she would love this room. Fabulous choice of fabric, I need to get some of far, far away. I love her lamp and pillow the most, wonderful!

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  6. Such a beautiful room - love love love!!!

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  7. What a beautiful room. I'm just about to move my small person into a big girl bed and am looking forward to some redesigning myself!

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  8. Um can I have that room???? I LOVE it!

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  9. Gorgeous, I want to move into that room too!

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  10. That is an amazing job. Creativity plus!! Almost makes me want to be a little girl again so I can have a room like that.

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  11. So beautiful, I bet she loves it, well done :)

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  12. That is so sweet, my girls would love something like that - they are princess obsessed!

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  13. what a wonderful room! the dolls, the bunting, the cushions...everything!
    beautiful space.

    thanks for popping by, so lovely to find you ♥

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