Friday, 13 February 2009

DOORS


Here's our challenge for this week - make something with a door in it. It can open or not, just as you like, it can be literal or metaphorical ... you choose!

The lower picture shows a fairy door in the skirting board of my Studio. I made it from lolly sticks, paperclay, the hinges are card and the handle is an upholstery tack. I put it there for my grand-daughter to find and at 3 she already loves it! Now I have to think of somewhere else in the house to hide one.

The upper photos show a hanging I made from card and paper. I was thinking a lot about the idea of home, and going home, not least because my own mother is dying. So I wanted my piece to be about home as in house, but also an eternal home element. Looking forward to seeing your doors and hearing what they mean to you .....

19 comments:

Rosie said...

Rosie, how very inspiring you are! Love your fairy door and I can see why your DGD does too!
So sorry to hear about your Mum...I lost mine long ago, but at least I found DH. That's another 'doors' thing, isn't it?

June said...

Fab fairy door Rosie. I love this and will post something soon
hugs June x

Jaqi said...

Doors, now that has me thinking....Your little fairy door is adorable, what a fun idea. Little ones love things like that dont they, I used to have one in the base of a big sycamore tree in the garden at my old house and sadly dont have a photo of it.
This is a lovely challenge, thank you Jaqi

Karen said...

Awe that little fairy door is inspired!!! So sorry about your Mum, take care X

Sue said...

Hi Rosie - I just love the idea of the fairy doot in the skirting - great fun for the little ones .... I like doors (and windows) and will be back later in the week. So sorry to hear about your mum - thinking of you ....

Maureen said...

I lost my Mum this past new years day so my heart goes out to you - must give some thought to this theme.

Mar said...

the faiery door is exceptionally cute
i LOVE doors
this will be interesting to watch how it all turns out!

Melisa said...

I love your beautiful door card and the fairy door is so much fun. I love to use doors and windows so I hope to be able to play along this week.

Melisa said...

I got home early enough to play with this a little. Here's my door -
http://www.virtuallydesigned.com/gottamake/2009/02/13/abaa-theme-doors/

Jendy said...

Had a great time with this one! Thanks for the inspiration. You can see mine on my blog:

http://jendypendy.blogspot.com/

Maureen said...

My 'Doorway' is on my blog.

Jaqi said...

I really enjoyed this weeks challenge although it took a mamoth 12 hours to complete! However if i hadnt done so much talking it may have been done alot quicker hehehe, you can find my doorhere;

Thank you Jaqi

Hazel said...

So glad I found you two - I'm also a retired teacher (retirement age now, but had to retire much earlier because of ill-health). My card is here

J and Z said...

i love your challenges, they really make me think....doors, portals....significant to me...

mine is on my blog, thank you....

jean

Hazel said...

Another card from me with a door on it

Ed said...

Hello, I made an ATC for your challenge, my Open Doorway is on my blog. TFL.
Here's the Link

magpie said...

I love the doors Girls.......
Thanks for the challenge once more.
I just chase my tail... at the moment
But I have done a door....
And I enjoyed doing it

Love Sharon xx

http://magpiesarttreasurechest.blogspot.com

AliMayes said...

Here is my little door. Your sample is absolutely gorgeous by the way and as for the fairy door --- how fabulous is that!
Ali xx

Rosie said...

Your examples are always so inspiring ladies! It's a joy to join in with you every week. Time is my enemy at the moment, but I managed to put a door in a house tag here:

http://alteredartandstuff.wordpress.com/2009/02/17/behind-closed-doors/

PS - If you hate bugs, don't go look!!