24 November 2011

our creative space . . . 'secret forest bedroom makeover'

Greetings all,
We have a little elfin princess in our home.  She's ethereal, bohemian & you'll find her curled up on a toadstool.  Her soft squeaky voice & dinner plate blue eyes manage to suck me into agreeing with almost every crazy idea she has.  She's sported a chic French bob with short blunt fringe since she was 2 (after her twin sister cut the whole way around her hair) & wears feathery headbands & stripey tights to school, her spirit & style is uncrushable, until private school uniform.  
Our 3rd girl is like no other . . . humming her way through life,
 her twin sister got a bedroom makeover while they were away on camp,
 with sore hands, i only had time for one room, Sophie's choice,
 so the next weekend, while they were at a sleepover,
 i did her bedroom as a suprise too.
 She likes anything quirky & quitely soaks up praise,
 her collection of birds, owls & toadstools is growing,
 & at night time, it's quite magical, just like her.
 I have all the tissue fans, balls & hearts in my shop, they make ace decorations!!
 My son helped me hang lights (why use a stepladder when you can hoist an 8 year old boy on your shoulders??) . . . he's doing his best swivel chair "we meet at again Octopussy" impersonation.
I might not be sewing but i am fiddling around with the decorating.  For some seriously inspirational creativity, check out Our Creative Space every Thursday, love Posie

32 comments:

Leah said...

Oh how pretty! We once did a secret makeover for my sons birthday - new desk, chair, rugs, doona while he was asleep - it was great fun!

Cherry Red Quilter said...

Aw just perfect for a little elfin princess - bet she loves it!

mel @ loved said...

That is so lovely! I bet she'd love it to bits, what an adorable girl she is too..x

Jennie said...

That looks gorgeous Jennie!
I hope your kids appreciate you!X

ClaireyHewitt said...

I love it, and we have the same beanbag that I spy your little mans legs on.

Karla {Ironmum Karla} said...

love it love it love it, gee what a busy bee you have been....again! I love all the little trinkets in the rooms, makes it so personal.x

loulou said...

Hello Miss Posie

you are simply one of the best mothers to those children in the world.

Your commitment and dedication to development and creation for them is paramount.
Very admirable.

Have a wonderful day,

loulou, from hereiamloulou blog

x

B is building a house said...

You are one amazingly awesome mum :)

B

melissa said...

Oh wow! She must have been so excited - I'd be excited to have my room done up like that. It looks absolutely lovely. xx

ally said...

How super exciting to have a mum like you
But Sophie's choice - I don't envy you!

Mama of 2 boys said...

Oh I love this post Posie, so beautiful and quite touching also. You're a wonderful Mama creating such a special space for your gorgeous gal. Your little man is a cutie pie, what a character :o)
I do like your gal's collection inspiration also, owls, birds and toadstools are just so darn pretty xo

LionessLady said...

Such a good mama Posie! Lucky girls with new rooms! Want to come and do mine next???

Mum on the Run said...

You are so talented - and so generous with your talent.
The relationship you have with your children is just beautiful to stickybeak at from here.
:-)

trash said...

it is ace fun to surprise them like that. When my girl was asleep the night she turned five the Five Fairy turned up and changed her room from pale green to BRIGHT pink.

Fay said...

Just gorgeous!

Kelly @ Polkadot Lane said...

I'm itching to get in and finish off my daughter's room makeover and both of your girls rooms are so inspiring! What a fab mum you are :-)

polkadotpeticoat said...

That is so lovely as is she...just look at that face.
Our middle son I took on a date last night I feel they need these moments as do I ,no distractions we had a blast and now you have given me another idea, thanks!

Ady said...

Very inspiring rooms! She must love it very much. I love her collection of owls, birds and toadstools.

TexWisGirl said...

how very sweet you are! :)

Hootnz said...

You have some very lucky kids... that is another gorgeous bedroom makeover :)

Alex aka WHOA MUMMA! said...

Looks wonderful - can you do my bedroom next?

I love decorating the kids rooms too and go totally OTT.

Bridget said...

Love it! She just has that look about her - like she's going to be something really special. Do something amazingly interesting with her life. Those decorations are great! I'm going to head to your store again and poke around. I need nursery inspiration ;) x

Kylie said...

Oh how wonderful! Loving this and your amazing description of your gorgeous no. 3 :) Kx

Maxabella said...

What a lovely mummy you are. x

nrkp said...

Love, love, love the rooms & love the very cute french bob. KP

Linda said...

oh how gorgeous the room is divine, what a lovely thing to do for your precious girl

Sandrine said...

Such a little sweety!What a beautiful job, she will LOVE it! Well done mumma :) xx

Taylor Made said...

You are so creative with their rooms...good for you even though it seems to be getting harder.

Mimi said...

Love your creation. Mimi xx

Tammi said...

Your kids have the best rooms Jen...I love what you have done here :)

x

BarefootBride said...

What a lovely bedroom. I would love to do something like that for The Princess when we eventually get around to doing the bedrooms, but I doubt she'd keep it clean long enough to enjoy it. Seriously, how is it possible that a kid can spend all day cleaning her room, come out for dinner and a bath then by morning it looks like a bomb has hit it????

Love your owls and bunting. We have that planned for her room, too. First, though, is architraving for the windows (none at all in this house!) and replacing the torn and stained lino with lovely new carpet as well as a fresh coat of paint to replace the 'rental grey' walls.

Enjoy your weekend and rest up with your sore hands. My arthritis is playing up on my right hand so much so that this morning one of my knuckles was bright red.

Amanda said...

I didn't realise you had a 'Sophie' :) She must love her room, those lanterns look so pretty x