If there's one thing that really bothers me about living in a rental property, it's the fact that I don't have freedom with my walls. I'd love to make a feature wall with some gorgeous wallpaper, or be able to hang big pictures from Proper Hooks, or install shelves and things like that. Instead we've resorted to using 3M hooks for everything. I'm not sure what I'd do without them!
Anyway, the point of the story is that Pete's lovely mum Heather found me a bunch of wooden block type in an antique store in Queenscliffe - yay! I've been on the hunt for any sort of wooden/metal type for ages, and she's been keeping an eye out for me. I thought they'd look lovely on a series of little shelves on our wall, but we can't do that. So, here's my solution, and I think it looks ok:
How cute is that "," block!
A corner of my office.
Construction: they're each cut out from an A4 piece of paper (with a template printed on it) and stuck to the wall using long 3M adhesive strips - the extra ones that come with the hooks.
If anybody has any better suggestions for construction/materials/sticking to wall i'd love to hear them!
Meanwhile I can't believe the amount of publicity I've received in the blogosphere of late. Craft, Print & Pattern, Etsy... it's crazy! I'm feeling so much better about what I do for a living now. Patterns and fabric is still only a small component but it's something friends and family actually find interesting, and I love the fact that I can make something that other people can turn into wonderful things. On that note, I am collecting photos of things that people have made with the fabric and will turn it into a blog post, so feel free to email me pics if you like and i'll link to your shop :)