Saturday, 11 June 2011

Home Comforts

What a stressful week this has been!  Sorry I don't mean to start this blog off so negatively and I have to apologise that my blog is a day late this week, tut tut and only the third week of being online! I thought this week I should share some of my projects, I'm hoping this will prove that I do actually make things instead of just twittering and blogging about craft.

Ok so I know that these first two photos do not look like anything special - I would be the first to say that! When I finally got my head around my sewing machine (which sadly died recently) I decided I should practice these new founds skills.  The reason I did these projects were for a few reasons, one I wanted to learn how to sew a zip, secondly I wanted to learn how to do button-holes and thirdly I just wanted to use my sewing machine and create something that I could have in my home, a little motivation perhaps.

So here it is, my effort, my art, my creation!! Ok so it's not actually that arty and if we're honest here, it's not even the prettiest of fabrics and the only thing these cushions match in my lounge is my ceiling (yes I do have light lilac ceilings - the joys of renting) but I love them all the same.

I also tried upholstering my furniture!  As I have already mentioned above I rent my tiny flat in London and although renting is great, you're not always going to get the cool urban decor you may expect!!  My dining table chairs were covered with what I can only describe as very old seventies dirty light brown with stains all over them.  This I just couldn't live with so with a little bit of cutting, sewing and a few pins my chairs were transformed!!

TPL xxx

Thursday, 2 June 2011

Love is in the air!


My friends got married on bank holiday Monday and what a beautiful wedding it was, not to mention a beautiful bride and a handsome groom!! This has definitely been a very busy year for me with lots of friends settling down and getting married, I have loved every wedding that I've attended, all of them have been individual and there has not been an embarrassing drunken uncle or a crying bridesmaid in sight. It made me start thinking about my own wedding last year and all the arranging, tears, tantrums (and that was just the husband ; )) that happened and just how the crazy side in people comes out when there is a wedding to be had!! I thought in today's blog I would just share with you some snippets from my own wedding and yes I am including my DIY projects such as our centre pieces and table planner. I also attach a photo of my friend's hat, which I fell in love with on Monday and felt that it deserved a space as she was one of the very few guests that wore one!

TPL xo

This is from Monday's cute!