Wednesday, 20 January 2010

Pretty messes and packaging

Greetings again. I have just popped in to talk about the glorious chaos that I seem to live in and the lovely warm feeling I get wrapping up my finished makes.
I was always an untidy child and my mother gave up in the end trying to train me in the art of tidiness.My grandmother would tell her that I was expressing myself and taught me to look at the happy accidents I created. She really had the most beautiful way of seeing the world. 

My work desk is always covered in books,fabric,ribbons and anything else I like looking at and I have often fallen in love with the mini still lifes created amongst the mess.

The above picture is of a thank you spinner card that I'm making
to send with my makes. When you spin the lovely maiden; her butterfly headdress flutters onto her head. I'm still working on the final piece but have been rather taken with how she looks resting on the lace circle.A new idea I think! You see; mess is inspirational.
I will show you the finished spinners soon(I might even show a moving image !)
I do love packing up makes for people and always use my favourite colour tissue and two wordy butterflies.Not sure how chatty they are Gracie xx


Fee said...

I absolutely adore your packaging, Gracie. Is that a thaumatrope, the girl and the butterfly? I do love them. I have a few at home that I've picked up here and there over the years. Marvellous little things :)

Gracie said...

Aww thanks Fee.
It is a thaumatrope - I can never remember the proper name. I love them too! I'm working on getting the butterflies in the exact place - think I've got it now..

VintageWantsNotNeeds said...

What beautiful packaging - it is so nice I would not want to open up the parcel.