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Sunday, 7 February 2010

My Inspiration Board

I had so much fun putting together this inspiration board for week's Blogging Your Way homework. Decor8's master blogger and teacher extraordinaire, Holly Becker, is one smart cookie and is challenging us to think about how we would like our blog to look. This was the main purpose of this exercise and something that I hadn't really thought about until now.

I have incorporated some of my new hand-printed fabrics in my collage. Inspired by cottage gardens on either side of the English Channel, my board comprises of traditional periwinkle tones as well as natural and striped European linens.

I enjoyed this exercise so much that I have decided to do something similar for a couple of magazine ads that I am designing this week. I will share once I have them done. I recommend that you make your own inspiration board; it really does help you see things clearer. Update: didn't have time to do a collage for my ads. See this
post.

I need to apologise if you braved the rainy weather to visit the Young Designers Market today for I had to call in sick and I didn't open shop :(

27 comments:

yardage girl said...

Nice - very serene and girlie!

Merissa Cherie said...

Periwinkle and natural linens! I love! Great color story :)

Michelle said...

oh these boards are just stunning !!!! Thanks for sharing x

Sophie Isobel Designs said...

Oh Thea, this is just fabulous! Beautiful colours, my favourites. Hope you are feeling better soon.
Sophie x

kendalee said...

Your board is beautiful and it is very evocative of cottage gardens and soft summer days in them... lovely!

Tania said...

Hope you're feeling better Mrs. So. An inspiration board is the answer to my prayers? Hallelujah!

flowing moments said...

oh, just what I needed to look at today : pretty flowers in full bloom, soft and sunny tones, yes as Kendalee says, it also evokes to me a pretty cottage and, I would add : the sea very close by :)

flowing moments said...

... and I can see the name of my home town ....ahah :)

decor8 Holly said...

Such a great job, love the mood here and how well it seems to fit your current template and vibe here. Nice work!!! xo

Kaili said...

This is lovely Thea, and I really enjoyed looking through your site. You have some amazing wares!

Kaili said...

Ok second try to post a comment. Please excuse me if this posts twice! I love your inspiration board, and you site. it was a pleasure to look through and your wares are beautiful!

Lisa said...

Beautiful inspiration board - so clean and fresh. I love your fabrics. I'm always thrilled to see people using organics, and yours are particularly nice!

Sarah said...

Love it! and I love your fabrics...really beautiful...great job! I love anything 'English' -!!

Allison said...

I've been 'hanging out' to see what you would would come up with Thea! What a lovely, pretty board - and your fabrics are just gorgeous ...
Allison xx

frauheuberg said...

right like the other ladies...i love your fabric designs...a wonderful mood board...;)...natural and pure...

joanna of simple blueprint said...

oh i like your board! love the typography in the middle (french bla bla bla) very nice. I worked on my board today but it is so dark now that i will photograph it and post it tomorrow evening. happy new week.

strawberry lemonade girl said...

Oh this is so pretty! I love it. (I love that you and I have such different color stories on our boards, but both represent us to a tee!). What a great exercise. And again, this is beautiful!

(also thanks for stopping by strawberry lemonade!)

Georgianna said...

How beautiful! I adore the periwinkle them and your designs are so refreshing and cheerful! Thanks for your visit!

My Passport to Style said...

Beautiful mood board totally loving it! Sharon xx

Brigitte said...

So very tactile. I love it!

Sandrine said...

Beautiful inspiration board Thea!It feels to me like a mix of "home" and English cottage, very calming and beautiful.
I hope you are feeling better, but honestly if you had the same amount of rain than us...was better staying inside!
PS: Thanks for the parcel everything is great and loved the little treats!:)
xx

Pippi creates said...

Love your inspirations, and the board is such a great idea. I am just starting one for a house reno we are planning later this year. Colours, textures, fabrics, my dream oven... I love adding things to it and just looking at it gets ne all excited (and potentially makes me forget the hard yards we have to go through to get to the decorating scheme!) Good luck with your blog scheme!

PenelopeLovesLists said...

Oh, great job. I love the colors on your blog! So inspiring.

Ms Lace said...

Lovely Thea ! My favourite colours and a favourite flower - hydarangea :)

vineeta said...

Such pretty prints! And so serene too.

Wini said...

Lovely boards! And your designs are so pretty, feminine and beautiful! I just love floral fabrics!!

Leslie said...

Hello Thea! Your fabrics look fantastic and I am so curious to see more! I love the periwinkle blue and the overall feeling you convey on your board. I really enjoyed your writing in the post too. Off to check out more of your site.

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