Friday, 6 July 2007

Banish that grey!


No this is not about hair dye! I mean the grey outside, the grey we have no control over. The grey that readers in England will know all about. I realised yesterday on my daughter's birthday (thanks all of you for your lovely birthday wishes) that it had been a long time since we'd all been able to get out and enjoy some fresh air. I can't remember the last time my youngest was able to play properly in the garden!

So I decided to bring some colour into my home and got out my mirrors that I've made over the years. These certainly are not grey, just bright and fun! I first started making mirrors for the Brighton Festival Open Houses a few years back and they proved very popular. This one I made for my daughters when they use to share a room - it's their favourite colours and is made out of different silks and chiffon. Some friends of ours asked me to make a huge mirror for above their fireplace in shades of plum, aubergine and dusky pink silks. I loved making it and it was good making something that size.

Another girly one I'm afraid. I love making things in blocks of colour and had fun dyeing the cottons in various shades. Instant pinkness!

To prove that I can do other colours I had a go at making this one with as many different colours as possible. It was fun to make and always make me smile!

But then the pinkness started to creep back again, could I do a blue one? Well, yes, but it had to have just a touch of pink somewhere!
There are other things to be done on grey summer days (particularly when the eiderdowns are now back on the beds again) - one of them is lying on bed all day just watching the rain trickle down the window pane!


Have a great, sunny, weekend!

25 comments:

sarah said...

they are lovely, i like the blue one with the pink in the best.
Sarah x

Alison said...

What fantastic mirrors...I love them all.
Have a great weekend.
Alison x

Yummers! said...

When I opened your blog and saw the photo, I thought I was looking at a close-up of flowers. Good thing I continued reading...
My favorite is the brightly colored one. It reminds me of a rainbow.
Hope you have sunny days soon!
Joni

Kris H. said...

They are GORGEOUS!!! What a great way to perk up the grey.

Sophie Honeysuckle said...

Your mirrors are fab!!! And I love that picture of your cat-he looks so thoughtful!!

BeachysCapeCodCupboard said...

I've been hearing about all of your rain in England! We had two days of overcast rainy dreariness, but now that the sun has returned, it is miserably humid.

Your creations are lovely! I especially love the aqua one with pink spots. =) Happy Weekend! Here's hoping you'll have some SUN!

picperfic said...

these are so lovely! I would love to know how you made them!

mollycupcakes said...

Well thats brigthen my day, they are just lovely, you clever thing.

Your cat is so sweet, love the way it's got the whole bed to it's self. And the face just says "dont even think about moving me" lol
Mine give me that look when they are taking up the sofa. Cheeky things.

Have a lovely weekend.
Catherine x

Karen said...

It's still raining up here in Scotland, too, but seeing all your lovely colours has brightened up the gloom!

The Polka Dot Pixie said...

What beautiful mirrors!

Our weather has been the exact opposite here in Arizona. Even in the pine covered mountains were I live, it's been terribly hot and dry! Today was the first bit of rain we've had in months. I practically ran out in the middle of the street to dance around in it!!! :-)

Heidijayhawk said...

i swear, does it ever get warm and dry there? we were sipping margaritas by the pool today. wishing you a sunny and warm weekend!

The French Nest said...

The colours are so vivid and groegous that when I first glanced at the picture, I thought it was a bed of flowers! All of your mirrors are gorgeous...I especially love the robin's egg blue one!

Kate

Suzie Sews said...

WOW, I love them all. Beautiful cat and as for the fabric we are snozzing on, lush lush lush
Suzie Sews

She'sSewPretty said...

I agree with Sarah. I love the blue one with the pink. I'll send you some of our sun and you send us some of your rain....

weirdbunny said...

Totally original your rag rug mirrors ! - love Julia x

andsewtosleep said...

I think your post worked. The sun is out and the grey is well and truly banished. Those beautiful mirrors had something to do with it. Hope your having a lovely weekend. Mary

meggie said...

Lovely mirrors. I love all the pinks too.
I hope you get some sun!

Thimbleanna said...

Very Cute! I love them all -- each with their own personality!

Wild Rose said...

Oh what fun!

Marie x

Alison said...

I keep looking...are your mirrors going into your shop? I do hope so!
Alison x

buttercup & roses said...

Great mirrors...
Your cat looks so at home amongst all that lovely paisley bed linen,

He should be a super model!lol!

Jennifer.x

Gina said...

Wow those are so wonderful, i love them all!

Lynda said...

I love your eye for colour, Kim! The mirrors are beautiful! ♥

Mirre said...

I like that rainbow cover the best!
The weather has been awful here too :(

Heather ~ Pretty Petals said...

How did I miss so many of your posts?? lol

I love love that blue miror with the touches of pink!!! adorable!!
what a little sweetie you have there looking out the window!