Monday, 29 November 2010

Country Cottage Cushions

Me and my 1958 singer sewing machine spent the weekend making cushions, I thought it about time to add some country cottage chic to the sofa and cosy it up in time for Christmas. It has been so hot here in WA that the aircon has been on in the day and the ceiling fans whirring at night, I still have not got used to the heat and on my Facebook friends back in the UK had photos of snow in their gardens. A sneaky union jack cushion managed to make it into the mix.

It's been many many years since I last made a cushion and these were a little more complicated then just a front/back/frill, which is what I had intended. I made pillow case backs for ease and decided to do a little more then just plain backs too. Now I have the sewing bug, hmmmm what can I make next.........

Friday, 26 November 2010

A Splash of Colour

I like white, cream, white, pale grey, white, beige, and you guessed it .......white. But maybe it's the sunlight and the big blue ocean outside my window that has drawn into loving a splash of colour? I so want a sample wallpaper wall in my home, genius.
This is a home in the UK that can be hired out for film/photo shoots via
enjoy :)

Have a lovely weekend......only 29 days till Christmas.

Thursday, 25 November 2010

New York farmhouse

I have been researching kit homes as our dream would be to build our own home here in Australia and whilst adding images to my dream home file I came across this delightful 100 year old New York Farmhouse. I particularly like the custom-built cabinet along side the stairs and the double door either end giving you a central focal point to the house.

Another thing I like is displaying your collection of cooking and baking equipment, I have been collecting old enameled jugs and dishes so this would look lovely in any country kitchen. so love the old brown mixing bowls.

Images/story Country Living

Thursday, 18 November 2010

What's behind the blue door

The sunlight of a still morning, the fresh clean air of a new day, bird song through an open window and a bowl of flowers from your own garden, what a perfect start to a day.
So what's behind the blue door in this perfect imaginary world? are a few of my favorite things.........

1.Photo: Cote Ouest Avril-Mai 2010
others from my dream house folder, unknown.

Saturday, 6 November 2010

Spirit of Christmas 2010

A photo of the champagne bar at The Spirit of Christmas Fair in the center of the grand room before the day starts, which we are opposite and I have lost count with the amount of corks popping I have heard since Wednesday. The glasses have been over following with bubbly and the ladies have certainly been lunching and laughing.

Spirit of Christmas 2010

Friday, 5 November 2010


Fireworks in Venice Paul Verlaine 1924

Be safe and wrap up warm

Thursday, 4 November 2010

Spirit of Christmas 2010

The new Cavania shop display furniture has work wonders and has made it so much easier to display and large amount of stock. If you are a store and are interested in the Cavania Shappy Chic display furniture and card racks call the office for more information. UK 01895 824899.

Just a quick update this morning before I run out the door to catch a train today (hopefully!) the stand looks fab i am so pleased with it.
Stand D41 pop by and say hello.
Karen xxx
Spirit of Christmas 2010

Wednesday, 3 November 2010


Just to let you all know, all our free tickets have now gone for both retail shows.

Monday, 1 November 2010

Time for Sleep

I am so tied I think I could sleep for a week.
Day one of the build at Spirit of Christmas fair has come to an end and tomorrow we are back to finish put all the products on the shelves. I have made lots of new gifts especially for the show and I cant wait to hang all the new bunting up tomorrow. The show looks fabulous as usual I will try and post tomorrow night with some sneaky pics of the show.
I just hope that I don't wake up at 2.30am again tomorrow this jet lag thing is a bit of a pain!

1. via My Lazy Apples
2. Cosy bed via Vintage Indie