Monday, 24 May 2010

Shabby Chic Loveliness

So here I am again, just to prove that it’s not always months between posts! Yesterday I went to a little Summer Fayre at my Dads church! 

There was lots of really lovely things on the sewing stall and I couldn’t resist, I had to buy myself a sweet little shabby chic cushion! It was only £2 so a real bargain! 

It made me think about where I am going to keep things I make for my new home! I remembered I had a little white wicker chest with rose fabric lining upstairs. So when I got back I went and got it and bought it down to my bedroom! It is full already but only because it seems a sensible place to keep the projects I am working on. It looks very sweet sitting under my cream wrought iron shelf that has my jewellery hanging from it and as you can see the cushion already has pride of place on top! Doesn't it look lovely? I’m sure as I look at my little chest I will be reminded to get something out to work on while I am watching tv in the evenings! It’s making me all excited about the idea of creating a beautiful new home! 

I will be back again soon with another post as I find out pieces I have already made for my home and other things already in use that will be coming with me when I move! Thanks for visiting and see you soon! Teri xx

Sunday, 16 May 2010

Patchwork Plans

hello, so, ok, it's a been another couple of months since my last post but don't worry preparing for my next home has not left my mind!

Someone kindly gave us a pile of patchwork and quilting magazines and I have been pouring over them and imagining what I would make and for whom!

My first projects would be for me and my bed as I am always annoyed by duvets that never stay put inside the duvet cover! Making a patchwork duvet with quilting to hold the wadding in place will solve that problem and so my first attempt will be a pretty shabby chic inspired light double duvet for my bed that will be able to travel with me to my new home!

As I have been browsing these magazines I have also been thinking about my hopes to become a foster parent and how I would be able to personalise a room for that child! Now I don't know if I will have 1 or 2 bedrooms and that/those rooms would be for a child of any age or sex! I can't have one room that is kitted as a nursery for a baby boy and then need it for a 7 year old girl!

So I was thinking of having a room in a neutral colour scheme and then change the accessories as required and one way of doing that is through the use of themed patchwork quilts and wallhangings in various craft techniques to fit in with the child I am currently caring for! Meanwhile although I haven't started making anything yet I am still dreaming and planning!

I hope you come back for another look soon (in say a month or so lol) and see if I have managed to start a project when I will be able to tell you not only what I am working on but also the costs and whether I am managing to keep to my aim of handmade, reuse and recycle!