Monday, 30 July 2012

loose ends

large double bedspread for my bedroom


appliqued cushion cover

single patchwork quilt for my son's bedroom
This weekend I found myself tiding up a few projects, some of which I started about a year ago(!)

I finished our bedspread by using an eclectic mix of randomly placed pretty floral fabrics. In contrast, my son's quilt was a bit more of a challenge.  I don't have many boys fabrics, but I'm pleased he really liked the ones I used :)

The little cushion cover has been appliqued with my "Folk Bird" design...I feel a few more of these coming on!

Friday, 27 July 2012

new curtain

I made a curtain with the large piece of fabric I received yesterday for my modest little sewing corner.  Its lovely to work with the door open as the sun pours in, although a sun tan on one arm is not a good look!

Thursday, 26 July 2012

today the postman delivered...


...some 70s wallpaper...

...a large piece of perfect mod flowers fabric...

...a few little free scraps of vintage fabrics...

...very cute 60s egg cup fabric...

...pretty pink daisy fabric...

...and some very pretty folksy floral fabric...

...which perfectly reflects the trailing lobelia on our roof terrace.
Its always hard to get any work done when the weather is so nice, but its given me the excuse to do lots of things with family and friends.  However, I'm now feeling inspired to also spend time with my sewing machine after receiving these lovely fabrics!

Sunday, 15 July 2012

sale continues...



...lots of toys for boys and girls added to my Etsy shop

Please use code SUMMERPROMO for a 25% discount from everything in my shop!

Thursday, 12 July 2012

girls' room - vintage wallpapered shelves




The weather has been so miserable here, but I find it really cheerful doing up kids's rooms!  I recently finished the girls' kitchen area with this little shelf unit. I painted a wine box in "Hibiscus" by Designers Guild, then pasted on cut-outs of jars from my vintage wallpaper collection.

The dollhouse shaped display shelf is also covered with wallpaper, but the one I used for the garden is very old and unfortunately tore really easily (hence the big crease down the middle and tearing along the edge!) I'll post details of my son's room soon.

N.B due to a fault, I've not been able to leave comments on other blogs which don't have pop up comments window enabled.

Monday, 2 July 2012

mini prints on etsy



The last few of my mini postcard size Gocco screenprints are now available from my Etsy Shop, and won't be available again, as I no longer have the screens for them. The promotion code still applies to these as well (see previous post). 

...more added



The dogs have been flying out my Etsy shop so I completed these 6, which are now available to purchase*.

*remember special code SUMMERPROMO still applies for a 25% discount!