27 October 2011

our creative space . . . 'while the girls were away on camp, i got busy decorating'

Greetings all,
My sweet twin girls were off on camp this week - bless their hearts, it rained every day, lucky they were sleeping in cabins!! 
 They packed fashion for all weather conditions . . .
 & yes, this is a mix of SAS sleeping bag with a vintage port + straw fedora??!!
 As is tradition in our household . . . while you are away on camp, i get busy doing bedroom makeovers . . .
 our middle girl has wanted her bed on an angle for ages (she has an angled 5th wall) & i thought, why not??  OMG, it's completely changed her room around, it's more spacious & looks fabulous.  Good call.  She was absolutely thrilled & loved the welcome home gifts on her bed.
 I need to make curtains & tidy up the book case!!  At night with the lanterns on, it's so pretty, a little like the glamping episode last week.
 Day 3 - i had a really awful headache & just couldn't finish 2 rooms in one 'camp' so i just cleaned up & hung the tissue fans & balls in the 2nd room . . .
 & put all her decorating goodies & gifts on her bed, so we can do it together on the weekend.  Yes, they each got a bird & owl teapot, just because, they look so cute on their shelves.  Anyway, she's quite particular this 3rd girl of mine, she left me standing by the bus with the firm statement of "do not go into my room while i'm away, Mother".
 They each came home to a little accessory from Alannah Hill too, squeals of delight.
So, it's still wet outdoors but i'm doing the camp washing anyway, including their wet-dog-smelling sneakers.  Oh mustn't forget, i'm doing a little Market today at Brindabella Business Park, yay.  Go visit more Creative Spaces, love Posie
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30 comments:

Anonymous said...

The room looks awesome.

Mr P

Cherry Red Quilter said...

What lucky little princesses to have such a fun family tradition to look forward to! Well done mum!
P.S. can you come to my house next time I go away!

tinajo said...

Camp - how fun (though sun is to be preferred)! :-)

They look totally sweet with all that packing. :-)

Cherie @ 'a baby called Max' said...

Ohhh posie! This is too sweet!

I LOVE what you did with the room, & ever since I wanted to become a mother, I've dreamt of surprising my children with little gifts at the end of their beds.

Nothing better than a 'no reason at all' present :)

Kerryanne English said...

Love a good room make-over... especially when they are not home [giggle].
Hugs ~ Kerryanne

sweet emmelie said...

You are simply amazing. Your daughters are so lucky to have a mum like you. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous rooms! I'm trying to decorate my girls rooms but haven't quite got into creating yet, the time just seems to fly. And I love the fedora hat, quite styley indeed!!

Felicity said...

What a glorious surprise to return to - you are truly amazing Jennie!

Please could you adopt me and leave an Alannah Hill surprise on the end of my bed too?

Happy day Lovely,
xx's

Mum on the Run said...

You are adorable - and so are your girls.
I'll happily go on camp to return home to that welcome!
:-)

Kellie @ Sasse Avenue said...

Hi Jennie,

Girls are so much fun. I love what you do with their rooms. They must spend the entire trip home from camp wondering what shenanigans mum has been up to while they were away :)These are the memories they will hold forever.

Kel x

The Provincial Homemaker said...

Your daughter's room looks fabulous - I love the lanterns. I think we might have to find one for Ginger's room. DHA issue light fittings are awful aren't they? In our Sydney house someone had obviously broken one of the light fittings, and it would seem that unable to get one to match to replace it DHA just popped something else up instead.

Also, a clever idea for you to angle the bed; it looks fantastic. I bet your girls enjoy coming home after camp to find their room redecorated. My Mum did it once for me in primary school (mid 90s when stars and moons were in fashion) and the room was painted and there was a new quilt and mat on the floor. I was thrilled.

Belle Inspirations said...

What a great idea, just wanted to applaud you for being a wonderful mother, and I had to laugh at your 3rd girl response,so funny it reminded me of one of my daughters. Have a lovely day xx

Feronia said...

I *love* that hat! Those girls of yours are very lucky :)

Jane said...

Oh Jennie. Your children must adore you. What extraordinary lengths you've gone to here - what a fabulous job. Go you! J x

Kathryn said...

How cool, having that little extra 5th angled wall. It's a perfect spot for the bed!

Hootnz said...

I love this as a tradition, it looks lovely... I would have been rapt too if I came home to this :)

Seaweed and Raine said...

Mmmm... the odds and ends on Girl #3's bed look rather enticing! :)

Taylor Made said...

That's a fun idea to do while they are aeay....love the tree on the wall.

My Beautiful World said...

You are such a wonderful Mother the room looks beautiful what a lovely surprise for them, love how you have decorated it. hope you have a great day my friend.

Always Wendy

TexWisGirl said...

cutest little campers i ever did see! :)

Agnes said...

I'm loving the fedora!

ABOUT US said...

I just love the blue suitcase with the matching vest. Bless. Hope your well Jen. Come check out my new webstore when you get a chance xx

Teresa said...

What a lovely mother you are! Even the bag from Alanah Hill looks fabulous! I love the idea of lanterns (may steal that idea for my little girl).

Teresa said...

p.s I absolutely love your daughters' style - vintage port - fabulous!

Calico Child said...

Looks great posie I bet they were thrilled enjoy your girls been back home :))) x

fee @ chipper nelly said...

those photos of your girls look like ads! beautiful.
We decorated Alfies room this summer while he was away and unwittingly began the same expectation in our house - go away for long enough and you're room gets rejigged!
the results are fab - no wonder they loved them..fee x

Alannah said...

the rooms look beautiful. My family and I were in Canberra when the queen was there as I was at a conference. Quentin couldn't go to our dinner at parliament house on Thursday night as she had some houseguests that night. I too have a new accessory from Alannah Hill as well as a new camisole! smiles and sorry I missed the Queen while I was conferencing!

Hazel said...

What a lovely tradition, your daughter's room looks beautiful, can't wait to see the other! What a busy week, sounds like you had fun seeing the Queen!

shelley said...

The room looks great, i love the bed on an angle and the tree.

latebloomerbuds said...

I used to do that kind of stuff when my kids were away for whatever reason. So much fun. And, I'm loving their style choices! Hugs, Margie

Posie Patchwork said...

The Alannah Hill headbands proved a nice accessory for MLB Cup today, love Posie