The first thing I notice in any new place is the colours, designs, textures and textiles – like this gorgeous cushion in the villa where I was staying in Hurghada.
I’m assuming this is a chain stitch done with a machine – do you think so?
I really like the effect.
And I would have loved to have brought home some of these mandala decorated ceramic bowls, but I didn’t think they would survive the trip
So I contented myself with having my breakfast muesli in them each morning.
Just look at the colour combinations in this woven table runner
I see Stylecraft Special Dk : Duck Egg, Buttermilk, Pale Rose, Raspberry, Mushroom, Storm Blue, Parma Violet, Clematis, Pistachio, Lincoln, Blush and Vintage Peach
Makes me want to rush for my hook – but no – I must not start another new project ….. ……… 😉
There was an interesting mix of art on the walls of the villa
I have a bit of a thing for zebra stripes at the moment, and would love to be able to carve out some time for making more collages
Here is one of my own zebra doodles
Don’t be surprised if you see more in another post – as another mini-obsession takes hold.
(you can see more on my Instagram Page)
There is inspiration for doodling everywhere you look – even tiles in a public toilet!
And how about this as inspiration for a Valentine’s or Anniversary card
My friend and I went to the shop that sold the ceramic bowls, Wood U Like
to see what else they had to offer – oh so many interesting things – sorry for the quality of the photos (taken on my friend’s phone)
The wooden cabinets were made of a wonderful jumble of decorative wooden off cuts. And although I did not particularly like the style of the bags, I loved the combination of needlepoint on canvas, with leather. I have lots of needlepoint I don’t know what to do with – so maybe they could be turned into bags …. hmmmm – now to find somone who works with leather.
Hanging in the hall of the villa was this beautiful piece of Arabic calligraphy
Apparently the meaning it conveys is something to do with love – but I can’t remember exactly what. (I have just sent a message to my friend to ask her and will edit in the meaning later)