Thursday, October 8, 2009

my creative space ... and giveaway!

I've been inspired by my latest ebay bargain - some vintage shelf runners ...


So I've been playing with some rows of canisters ... perhaps for printing onto the bottom of tea-towels or aprons ... here are a few options so far ...


Seems I might be a bit sugar deficient (NOT!). I like the idea of using a traditional font with non-traditional words/contents on each of the canisters. Hmmmm ... any other suggestions? There will be a surprise giveaway for the best suggestion - put your thinking caps on and have fun with it! I'll draw a winner on Sunday night at 9pm (eastern daylight savings time).

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18 comments:

midge said...

i love there. what a gorgeous idea. my suggestion;
faith, hope, love, hugs, kisses, sunshine

Emjie said...

How about... tea time, choc attack, let's eat, feed me, hungry, caffeinate me, switch to decaffe,

Kylie said...

WOW! These designs will look absolutely fantastic. Love the embroidered trim - that was a real find. I think I'd go with the traditional - it speaks to everyone... you know, flour, sugar, tea, coffee, salt etc. Have fun with this :) K

Pippi creates said...

What a great idea. I might need to think about this one and get back to you later... Happy creative space day!

Vic @ Punky and Me said...

They look great - I love midge's suggestions!!

Kirsty said...

The vintage shelf runner is divine! I like your take on it too.

Leahdis said...

What about herb names? Basil, thyme, etc Loving the look of them.

beck said...

I love your designs, can't wait to see what happens next. I think Midge takes the cake with her sweet words xo

Kate said...

I like the traditional ones, sugar, flour, salt etc. It's stuff we all know and use. They look gorgeous.

tea with lucy said...

Cool and hip and retro. Love it!

Peta @ Pippiwillow said...

You could stick with the traditional names - but position the letters..perhaps a circle, square, diagonally across...OR NOT.
You could have a word on each canister to form a sentence. for example
"Your smile is Thanks enough"
or
"I prefer my days sunny"...
You get the general idea....
Peta xo

Sherrin said...

Great idea!

The shelf runner is great, too!

Liesl (Hoppo Bumpo) said...

You come up with the best designs ... that looks fantastic! How about the staples ... sugar, flour, rice, tea and chocky? :)

Michelle said...

I love your idea! Personally, I would get a kick out of the traditional Flour, Sugar, Rice, Tea and Coffee canisters, although you can't beat the vintage Pyrex 'Crackers' and 'Cookies' barrels either.

Gina said...

They're gorgeous, I think they'll look great on tea towels. I too like the trad names but with a twist - I like Liesl's idea, so I won't pinch it I'll just say Vote One Liesl!!

Debra said...

oh how gorgeous...all the girls have fab ideas...original and staples are great too and may appeal to the broad...or how about health, wealth, love, happiness and sunshine...or not..:)
have fun with it..:)

Illinivicki said...

Love your site! I can't remember how I stumbled upon it, but I'm glad I did! As far as the canister project...Bits of This and That or Mom's Secret Ingredients In Here. Have fun!

Pippi creates said...

Well I'm a bit late but.. My sister and I put our heads together today and came up with doing words Mix Bake Cake Eat. Good luck with it!