Thursday, 2 October 2008

Designing for doors!




Sometimes the design process is difficult. Sometimes you have all these ideas whirling through your mind, each one vying with the others, each seeming more exciting than the last and keeping you awake at night with the endless possible combinations of colour and texture, and yet, and yet... Sometimes these ideas just refuse to work and have to be stowed away for another time. This week I had an idea that just worked from the outset. First i wanted to make a door hanging that was perhaps more suited to grown ups than these or these. It needed to be larger and I had a hankering for a wheelbarrow to be included.



The wheelbarrow led me to thinking about all the clippings and twigs sitting in mine since my garden clearance of the weekend, and so this was included too.



From here I decided to add a little stack of precariously balanced flowerpots, a pleasing mix of flowers and gingam to offset the browns of the wheelbarrow waiting close by.



And finally, I worked the accompanying hand embroidered line 'I'm in the garden' just in case anyone was unsure. I am so pleased with this Garden door hanging that I keep moving our one around the house so that I can see it most of the time. I have added it to the website where it is available here.



If only all ideas worked as well as this!
Next up is the almost completed design for people out 'feeding the hens'.


Have a lovely weekend xx

23 comments:

  1. love it Pip... especially the twigs in the wheelbarrow.
    ..can't wait to see the feeding the hens too. The imagery you could also use on little wall hangings for those who don't do the door knob thing.
    parcel shopuld be on it's way to you later today.
    Have a lovely weekend.
    love Ginny xx

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  2. That is so sweet, what a pretty design. Clever you!

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  3. I love the detail, especially the flower pots, and it was interesting you detailing how you go to your final design.
    I look forward to seeing your feeding the hens.
    Kx

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  4. Oh! Now I have to have one of those!!

    You temptress you!

    xx

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  5. Yes, Pipany, you do have a winner with this design. It has got such sophisticated whimsy!

    xo

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  6. This one is lovely but if hens are on their way, well I'm very excited indeed!
    Hen x

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  7. You'd have to do me an 'I'm feeding the doves' one!

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  8. Nowonder you are proud Pip, it is gorgeous.

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  9. what about, I'm feeding myself, heh heh! (lovely, Pips, seriously)

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  10. Hi Pipany, how gorgeous is this ! I think wheelbarrows are one of my very favourite things and you've captured the scene beautifully.

    Enjoy your weekend flower !
    x

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  11. Ooooh that's lovely , you are soo very clever !!

    Sara x

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  12. I like that! Can't wait to see the one about feeding the hens - your designs are different from anything else I've seen - lovely.

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  13. Love it pipany what a good idea xz

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  14. You're such a clever spud Pipany! Caroline Zoob has a rival on her tail methinks. Thanks for your lovely comment, glad I'm not alone in my mourning of harvest festivals.
    Hope you have a lovley weekend.
    Stephx

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  15. have tagged you if you would like to play.
    hope you are all snuggled up this chilly autumn evening with a little tipple in the hand.
    xxx

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  16. Absolutely beautiful - love it!

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  17. This is gorgous. I know what you mean when you have lots of ideas whirling about. How to put it all in order.

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  18. Spot on! And even more beautiful than I imagined they'd be! Itching to order them now...

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  19. Pip, you've really hit the spot with these, just gorgeous. Can't wait to see the chickens.....no pressure...
    D x

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  20. Hi Pipany! This door hanging is so delightful, I'm sure the design will sell like hot cakes! I love the little plant pots. I've been involved in my first tag and, yes you guessed, I've now tagged you! I hope you enjoy following it up! Best wishes for a good week. Denise.

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  21. That's really great. Wish I had some design talent, but the cupboard is empty. You are so creative. I love the fact that you have done it on white. Makes it all so pristine and clean looking.

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  22. This is soooooooooo lovely.
    Twiggy x

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