Saturday, 29 October 2011

it's a stitch up

Sorry its been a while since my last blog.  I have been pretty busy and haven't had all that much to share in terms of progress with the house.  I am finding the slow progress frustrating!!! Just want everything perfect NOW!

Anyway, so I have been down in Glasgow visiting my sister and I went to a couple of fabric shops.

As soon as I walked in I saw a muted tartan fabric which was just gorgeous.  I loved it.  I ended up buying 1/2 a metre of it with a plan to make a couple of cushions for the chairs at either end of my dining room table.  I've just finished one cushion and am delighted with it.  Such a sense of achievement!!  I'm not an amazing seamstress but am really pleased with how its turned out.

Home made cushion (chair from Annie Mo's)
Here are some photos of the process.  I bought 1/2 metre of fabric, two cushions, some olive green thread and two 12" green zips.

Cushion making...
I also bought a wax covered GREY and white spotty fabric for my kitchen table and also some charcoal GREY spotty fabric for making little curtain for hiding my recycling.

Not the best photos but you get the idea...
I want to make a box pelmet (or get a joiner to) for the kitchen window and cover it in the charcoal GREY fabric.  My yellow sofa should be arriving in a matter of days so will be posting complete before and after photos of the kitchen very soon.

Saturday, 1 October 2011

own a colour

Today I got an e-mail from my sister saying that she had donated to charity to name a paint colour after me as part of Dulux's own a colour campaign for Unicef.  I think it's really thoughtful of her and really neat.

the grey house paint :-)

"This is my sister's favourite colour and the inspiration for her new interiors blog documenting the transformation of her new house"

Today I had a few trips to B&Q trying to decide on the paint colour for the dining this space.

Dining Room