Wednesday, July 13, 2011

our creative spaces....

I bought this tea towel from an op shop about a year ago and have been not wanting to use it but not knowing what to do with it either....
.....and then I unearthed the trusty embroidery frames (so easy to turn to them as really not much effort or skill involved!) and cut it up and popped them in. I did paint the frames red to emulate the underground sign.......it's funny as it was the musty, glum, 'armpit in my face way too many times' ride along the central line daily that probably forced me into travelling in the first place. But like anything, when you don't have it anymore you kind of miss it. Living overseas definitely kick starts the nostalgia cravings and I'm very happy to look at these on my wall and reminisce about those grotty trips I don't have to endure anymore!

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25 comments:

  1. Having lived in London I really appreciate this. Love them!

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  2. I love it! The tube is an experience in itself isn't it?!

    Love that you painted the embroidery hoops red too.

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  3. ahah I hear you about the nostalgia kick :) They are just great like that!!Well done x

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  4. Love them....did you make sure to have your stops you used most on view? Mine were Richmond, Waterloo, Oxford St and Old St for sure...I lived in Richmond then Battersea and all the Magazine Houses and Photographers were at the others..oh my modelling days...lots of armpits, not so much eating and far too many late nights!!.. Thanks for the memories, made me smile xx

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  5. Nice find!!! I adore what you have done with them
    Mxo

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  6. These are very cool and I love the pop of colour you have painted the hoops.

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  7. Oh, I love these! And I love "armpit in my face" line - took me straight back to being a hungover aussie backpacker on the tube x

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  8. This is such a cool idea, it does bring back memories for me too travelling on the tube. Somehow, I wish I was there again though.

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  9. wow great tea towel and I LOVE what you have done with it!

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  10. I love maps! They really are pieces of art and these will look great on your wall:) Cyndy

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  11. LOVE them, think I may be a copy cat on that one ;-)

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  12. WOWHHHHHHH!! im a tad envious of that op shop awesomeness! they look so good!

    glad to have found you via o.c.s!

    xo em

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  13. What a creative reminder of London! They look great!

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  14. I love these! I ahve a tea towel with the periodic table (I know way nerdy!) on it which would look great like this - can I appropriate your idea?

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  15. George, this are sensational and love the memory lane journey even more.

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  16. i really like these! reminds me of my year in the UK..ahhh ♥

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  17. It's lovely! Sometimes I get pangs of nostalgia too...

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  18. I love that you've taken the bits that mean the most to you and made this georgeous wall art!

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  19. I've decided to follow you too..please feel free to come over and visit..anytime!

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  20. They are fabulous! Oh the tube - so smelly yet so convenient. Lovely blog you have here x

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  21. They look wonderful, a great idea for an old tea towel and the red frames are the perfect touch.

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