Saturday, April 23, 2011

I have been Sewing!

I made two maxi dresses and a swing dress and two glasses case in the last 24 hours! I will try and get a photo of the maxi dress the rock chick swing dress is not photographed very well as it does not show the swing part of the skirt very well.

I simply adore the rock chick glasses case, the inside is lined with the tattoo print fabric I got the tutorial from craftyady's

Monday, April 18, 2011

Another auction bargain!

I am loving the local auctions, got this cabinet for £10 last Thursday night. 

Dining table and chairs painted

I spent the weekend painting the table and chairs (the £30 bargain from the auction) and a set of drawers which was a wedding present over 25 years ago I must take my hat off to those of you who paint it by hand!! I used a spray gun and painted it Farrow and Ball white tie emulsion then varnished it with water based varnish

I got the small tyrone crystal vase and dish on this drawers for £1 at the car boot sales yesterday!!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Patchwork cushions

I made these American and British flag cushions from fabric from my stash and even re used the zips from the old cushion covers, drew out the templates on wallpaper lining to size then cut out the pieces and sewed them together.

My first attempt which looked wrong and thanks to the ladies over at mse who pointed out it was because I had the white band going across the cross part of the flag

Monday, April 11, 2011

My Sunday Bargains!!

I went on to gumtree and spotted this mirror for £12!  it was just listed an hour before, I rang them and it was still there, I flew up to Belfast to get it and I was one happy bunny! It is perfect for my hall.

A dear friend of mine spotted this at the car boot sale yesterday and thought of me she bought it for £2 I scrubbed one of the glass droplets and it came up clear! So I had a fantastic Sunday yesterday!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

I got this table and chairs for £30!!!

I went to the local auction and got this table and 6 chairs for £30!! I am painting it in Farrow and Ball white tie, I took my own birch table and high back leather chairs to the auction the next day and collected this table and chairs the guy who helped me to unload my own table and load up this table must have thought I was losing my marbles to swop a modern table and chairs for this one!!

 I am tired of the modern look already and only had it for 3 years!! I will post an after pic as I am half way through painting this table and chairs. 
I am struggling to find shabby chic material to make curtains and to cover the chairs with.

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

I am so sorry that I have neglected this blog!

I am sorry I have not blogged much in 2010, it was a bad year for me, with having the fire, then we had water damage which wrecked the kitchen ceiling and my new kitchen, the whole house got me down as it was all newly done only a couple of years ago. Workmen left just before Christmas and I finally got my home back!  

 I lost my mojo for most of the year but it is back again and I promise to keep this updated. This year I have been making jewellery and started on making wooden plaques, and loving the shabby chic look and also started sewing, there is just not enough hours in the day to do everything I want to!

 I made this shelf sitter, I cut out a  stencil using the cricut using base camp font and stenciled it on, sanded it down but forgot to check the stencil paint was dry so its a bit smudged! I really enjoyed making this! I just wish there was more hours in the day to cover everything I want to do!