Thursday, October 14, 2010

my creative space ...

... is about collaboration and the cleverness of others. I handed a rather ordinary footstool (bought at the Camberwell Market a while ago for nix) and some of my new cherry red {exclaim} fabric over to Jacqui from Reissued about 2 weeks ago, and received this in return ...



This foot stool was part of my display at the Finders Keepers market on the weekend - mainly to show what you can do with a small amount of fabric, an old foot stool and a clever friend! It was very popular - I had so many requests to buy it, but this one is just for me. I love it. The piping around the edge really makes it look special. Just for the record, this is what it used to look like (in all of its vinyl glory) ...


Many more creative spaces, great ideas and lovely things via Kootoyoo. Have a great Thursday!

39 comments:

CurlyPops said...

The piping makes it look amazing! No wonder so many people wanted to buy it.

BOB & MABEL said...

It looks amazing, love the fabric.

Chantal said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! That looks so good in the new print. You have a very clever friend too. I'd love to be able to finish of a piece with sweet piping like that.

Brenda said...

I saw that on your market stall and wondered if you were going to part with it or if it was a keeper!

Just for the record, If it were mine I wouldn't part with it either!

Kirsty said...

I noticed it at the market & thought it looked fabulous! Great collaboration.

Annie said...

Wow, what a great transformation! Love it!

LeelaBijou said...

Really beautiful result!

Luvvie said...

Amazing!!! I love it!

Little Ted Canvas said...

WOW!! That look amazing, what a great fabric, perfect for that stool..

sweet limes said...

wow, that turned out gorgeous!

Jodi said...

Oh! I have a vinyl stool like that I got from my dad after mom passed away. I've been trying to figure out what to cover it with! I can get some of your fabulous fabric! (Note to self: order fabric from yardage design as soon as possible.) but you're "across the pond". I wonder what shipping will cost...

becclebee said...

the difference is amazing! well done you for seeing the possibilities and for having the talent to make the fabric and for having fabulous friends!

dorothybills..... said...

Wow! I love the stool, what a fantastic job you have done, inspiring!

Jennie said...

That looks so smart with the piping!
The design is so effective - sorry , i think i've probably commented that before! But it is!!!

Rosalind said...

I am not surprised everyone wanted it! I do too! gorgeous x

Ky said...

That looks awesome. Great fabric design too.

shari @ little blue deer said...

I love it, Nic! That fabric is perfect with the stool! You are really talented, just checking out your handprinted housewares, too, awesome! Happy to be your newest follower!

m.e (Cathie) said...

yay, it looks nice in real life too!
nice one Nic.

plushka said...

What a great transformation! This is my second favourite fabric now after agapanthus:)

Thea said...

It does look spectacular - especially with the piping.

designed to a T said...

Love that new fabric Nic!

picanini said...

Wow - it looks gorgeous!

Catherine said...

so fantastic, Nic! You have such a great sense of style...

beck said...

I spied that footstool on a post about Finders Keepers and thought how snazzy it looked! I"m not surprised people were after it! Your fabric lends itself very well to upholstery, imagine an armchair?! Love your designs as always xo

Cherie said...

Oh Nic that's a stunning revamp. These little stools were always so handy and versatile! Wish I could find you a few hundred more to revamp for everyone who's lusting ;)Congratulations ;)

teddybearswednesday said...

WOW Nic it looks amazing!!x

june at noon said...

Wow, what a great effect! I love all the ways you use your own fabric, such a great way to showcase it and demonstrate what you can do with it.

Kylie said...

Fantastic!!! I love it :) Kx

Michelle said...

The footstool looks fantastic!

lisa stubbs said...

gorgeous love this fabric so versatile:)

74 Lime Lane said...

that is fabulous! a great collaboration

Liesl said...

I was admiring that at the market - it looks amazing. I love the new print.

Aussie-waffler said...

Geez, I wish I had a clever friend, that looks great.

Amanda said...

Love that new fabric of yours going to seriously have to get myself some of it and soon.

Sherrin said...

Looks fantastic!! Great collaboration.

Spin Spin said...

That is so cool! My parents have an old stool like that, I'm sure, but can't imagine it looking so good :)

spectacularfairywren said...

yum i love it. I could so put my (very clean) feet up there...

The Clip Cafe said...

I bet you had requests!! I want it too :-)

Mookah said...

Oh, stunning Nic! And red, my favourite colour too. Looks a bit like some fabric that arrived in the post yesterda.....