Sunday, March 27, 2011

lovely lounge & cosy cushions

So here's the lounge: cleaned, repaired and slightly modified - goodbye skirt, hello legs! I am so, so happy with how it scrubbed up. We finally brought it inside today, which was just a little bit exciting. It goes kind of well with our other mismatched lounges. And you will be glad to know that I have actually been doing some sewing again - yep, I know... super exciting!! See those colourful cushions? Some were finished about six months ago, and the others I churned out this week. Piping, zips and all. And even though I chose the fabrics over a year ago, I must say they are a perfect match for this couch and really bring it to life. The fabrics are a mix of 'Nicey Jane' by Heather Bailey and 'Love' by Amy Butler.
In case anyone was wondering about the *sleeping* children on the lounge, I can assure you they are not - just happy to get in a photo any way they can!

hello autumn, hello pretty blouse

We pulled some warmer clothes out of the cupboard this morning - some with sleeves, how nice! The freshness in the air is making me feel like Autumn has set in, and I'm loving it. I was probably a little over ambitious dressing the kids in layers this morning - by lunch time they had stripped off and replaced their jeans with shorts. Oh well... it was nice while it lasted.
For those of you that have been reading along here for a while (a long long while) you may remember this sweet little blouse and pretty knitted vest. The vest was knitted by my Mum and the blouse was one I made - for Grace. Its so nice to see them back in use again!

Monday, March 21, 2011

the week that was

The days are passing by at such a steady pace. Sometimes I find myself wishing everything would just stop so I could surface for air. The constant rain over the weekend was welcomed by us all, for me especially. It was the perfect excuse for bunkering down indoors. Who would have thought earlier in the week we were still swimming in the pool! That's one thing I love about our climate- being able to use the pool for a good chunk of the year, even into Autumn.
The pre-loved couch has been given a lot of attention this week and is almost ready to come into the house. When the painted legs dry she can finally join us in the lounge room. We have also finished painting up the spare room (old sewing room) for Jude and are in the process of getting his furniture sorted. I think its time to move him out of the cot, so I have been working on bees waxing a lovely solid Oak bed head that I am hoping will be suitable. Will write more on that soon, but for now best be getting some rest before the new week begins...

Friday, March 11, 2011

{this moment}

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Have a wonderful weekend friends x


Happiness arrived on my doorstep today, thanks to Lilymeru in Japan! Lovely pieces of Liberty, which I am thinking of turning into a throw quilt for the lounge, and the floral's on the left will make something sweet for the girls room- yet to be decided. And how cute are the postage stamps, I wish they made ours as pretty as this!

pink lounge

We came home from the local op shop with this gem of a lounge. Not quiet sure what I was thinking at the time "will I, won't I, arghh... I don't know". In the end we did, and I am so glad it's ours! Now the big clean up begins. I have removed the skirt from around the base (so much dust lurking in there), done some small repairs, a thorough vacuum and now moving onto cleaning the fabric. Happy to say, it is scrubbing up a lot better than I originally thought. Will let you know how it turns out!

Friday, March 4, 2011

{this moment}

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