It feels like it's been busy this past week
Bella's 17th Birthday last weekend
( 17 presents here!)
early(ish for a teenager!) morning tea and biscuits in bed along with the present unwrapping
I know you saw lots of photos of my "sanctuary" in my last post, but bear with me here as I must just share a recent eBay purchase with you vintage lovers out there - a vintage pale pink checked chenille bed cover!
Rachel Ashwell's "Shabby Chic Inspirations" - if you love shabby chic style then you will love this book.
It is full of gorgeous shabby vintage interiors, including photos of her own homes and those of others, "home" being the common thread that unites these interesting, unique and varied shabby chic interiors and the people who live in them. Amongst the interiors photographed are Rachel's idyllic "Prairie" property in the US, her laid back beach house, both of which are full of faded beauty; Sharon and Ozzie Osbourne's house; a quirky houseboat and other fascinating homes full of vintage and pre-loved objects.
If you love old and faded textiles, chipped and painted furniture, and real homes that reflect the inhabitants tastes and personalities, then you will love this book.
I have only found time to sew one cushion this week, using a gorgeous vintage blue roses fabric backed in pure white linen.
To use every scrap of fabric I made the cushion with a flange, and added vintage turquoise buttons to the back