Monday, 23 April 2012

Still making cushions

I made another cushion from some lovely bright fabric remnants bought for £4. That's a bargain as it's a big cushion and I love the colour. I also bought two candles from my visit to the Range in orange and Lime green of course, so the room is beginning to look a bit more colourful.

My little 'Frister Rossmann' sewing machine is 38 years old and has never let me down yet ( Sssshhhh, fingers crossed, touch wood !!)  admittedly it's not used daily and sometimes not for long spells, but it was certainly money well spent. It has a hard carry case which is useful too.

If only I could afford to get my sofa's recovered that would make such a difference. I have thought of throws but they get messy after one sitting so I can't be bothered with that.  ah well ! we can't have everything I guess !

I don't know about you but I am so fed up with April showers now ! I don't mind the rain and goodness knows we needed it, but everything was coming on well in the greenhouse and garden, and then the rain and cold damp weather has slowed it all down and the soil is too wet to plant anything out.
Moan over !!
M x

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Looking for home accessories to compliment my cushions.

After making my cushions ( previous post)  I have been on the lookout for items that will add some more splashes of colour to my living room. I went through a very 'cream' phase a couple of years ago and the although I still like neutral colours on the walls and floors, I have definitely gone off the cream curtains! it all looks a little too bland. I am toying with the idea of having a contrast colour on the chimney breast wall as well.  It takes me ages to make a decision.

I find I swing between liking the Scandinavian look IE: everything white and neutral and the bright and zingy colours of the 'designers guild' what I really need is two homes and then I could have both looks !!!! Yes I know dream on ! although I do happen to know someone who has that luxury.

I love looking around in Habitat and John Lewis, they have some lovely things for the home, but I always visit our local branch of the 'Range' are you familiar with this store ? They have some very affordable and lovely Home Accessories. I also buy lot's of my craft supplies from there as well. So that's were I will be heading to see what they have in store and I'll also take a look at their online web as well.  I know they do some very nice candles, so I think some lime green and maybe some orange ones would look good.

If I find anything I will post a photo.