Friday, 13 July 2012

Box Of Trinkets

Having more time on my hands over here was something I wasn’t looking forward to, I’m someone who likes to keep busy.  But I’ve realised that having the ability to take time out from my busy life, and to reassess things, is an amazing opportunity and I feel very fortunate that I can!  My styling business was a full time job for me back in Bristol, so all the other things I used to love doing, like designing, photography and crafting, just got pushed to one side and I don’t think I realised how much I missed them.   Some of my favourite memories are of my mum keeping my sister and I entertained for hours on end, just with a selection of coloured papers and paint, we loved it, and I intend to re-live it!

A lot of my art stuff was packed up in storage while we were living with my parents and I’d forgotten what I actually had.  Throughout University I collected old jewellery to incorporate into my designs; I was obsessed with manipulating and embellishing my fabrics and would trawl the local charity shops and flea markets, for anything I might be able to use.  



I went a bit bonkers collecting stuff and now have a box full of trinkets…I think it’s time to do something with all this, don’t you?






10 comments:

dinoprincesschar said...

Ooh, some spare time to have a bit of a play with all of this sounds like a lovely opportunity ;)

Josephine Pearl said...

Such a great trinket box :) you have some amazing items, love the vintage brooches :)
Great blog, new follower :)

Jo. x

Belle du Brighton said...

Love the last one especially, I am making a bouquet for my wedding in November out of brooches and other sparkly things!!

Anonymous said...

Your so well organised. Love the categories.

Niki said...

Yeah, I just need to decide what do do now!

Niki said...

Thanks Jo and thanks for following :D I guess being a hoarder is a good thing after all :)

Niki said...

Wow, your bouquet sounds like it's going to be gorgeous...please put pics on your blog when it's done :)

shipshapeandbristolfashion said...

I'm the same - love being creative and have a whole desk full of fabric samples, paints and have finished sketchbooks, but I feel like I never have the time to sit down and 'create'. x

Niki said...

I'm not normally this organised...it took some effort! :)

Niki said...

You've got to be in the right frame of mind too...sometimes I have the time, but just don't know where to start!