September 7, 2009

Like petals...

M.'s creation

This post is dedicated to my little girl M. and her latest creation: a wall hanging made out of petal-like pieces of fabric, strung to some natural colored flax string. This was her Saturday morning surprise for us, at breakfast. I just LOVE it! The choice of colors and fabric - the shape - the drape - the way it casts its shadow on the wall throughout the day... Just everything about it is perfect!

When I asked her where she she got the idea from she said "Well, that book of yours. I wanted to make something else, at first, but then I realized I didn't have enough fabric and I didn't want to bother you. So then, I got the idea to make this." She made it with some bits and pieces of fabric she still had in her little sewing box.

That book of mine - that's exactly why I bought it. That book of mine - is this one: "Paris: Made by hand" - Fifty shops where decorators, designers, and stylists source the chic & unique, by Pia Jane Bijkerk (ed. The Little Bookroom - New York - ISBN 978-1-892145-70-3). Though intended as a shopping guide this book is more than that. With its brilliant photography, to me (and to my oldest daughter it turns out) it's also a source of inspiration. An inspiration to create, and - this only applies to me - to make better photographs (maybe?, hopefully?). If you want to see or read more of Pia Jane Bijkerk, just check out her blog.

Paris: Made by hand

In the mean time, I'm off to look for a better spot for my new wall hanging... It needs a more prominent place as I think it's gorgeous!

Have a fun week, everyone!

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