Simple Craft #4
Decorate a Door!
Try this if you're bored one day and you want to spruce up a door in your house!
Grab a bit of blue tack, some of your favourite postcard, photos, magazine cut outs and whatever else. Clutter up a door.... go on, go for it! More is more, I say. Don't worry about your picture placement being symmetrical, but keep picture close, and relatively grid-like. I think it looks good this way!
Don't you like the cover design for the song? (My collection of cuttings from mags and books etc came in handy for the cover)
I have also been reading lots of inspiring books recently. So inspiring in fact, that I'm thinking I might start writing a blog about the books I read (not replacing this blog, of course!!) These three books are from my local library. If you don't visit your local library, please do! They are awesome.
This inspiring book titled "The Divided Heart" by Australian writer Rachel Power is all about the life of being both a mother and artist. Rachel interviewed many Australian artists whom I admire including Claire Bowditch (musician) Nikki Gemmell (author) and Sarah Watt (film maker). I have not quite finished but I'm feeling both challenged and inspired. This book is insightful and beautiful. If you are a mother/artists in any medium I highly recommend it!
Love this craft book "Just Sew Stories" by Katie Allen. I love that its bright, hip and all the projects are pretty easy. As much as I love all the granny chic stuff going around, I do appreciate a craft book that doesn't feature a doily on every single page!!
And this craft book has been great too. "Lazing on a Sunday Crafternoon" (love the name!) by Eliza Muldoon is full of fun, thrifty and QUICK crafts. I've already used a few ideas from here. Some of the crafts are geared towards kids which is great.
Have you read any of these books? If so, I'd really love to hear your thoughts on them!!
So that's me for this post! Hope you enjoy the craft, music and books!! Thanks to all my new followers, comment leavers and readers. I am planning on organising my first ever blog swap soon, so stay tuned!