Monday, May 24, 2010

My Other Love

What is "My Other Love"? Decorating........ I just love getting in and making a room take on a whole new look. Hubby and I have just spent a week at our house in Burra and turned the front room into a formal loungeroom. We did just have a bed and chest of draws in there and it did look rather drab.....but not anymore.

So I thought I would show you some before and after photos of all our hard work. Really it's not hard work when you love doing it.

Hubby and I work well together when it comes to decorating. I buy and plan it all and we both get in and work the magic. He is good at getting up high and I work well down low. At the end of the day it all happens.

At long last the piano has a home. It was spending it's days in the hall but not anymore. It has pride of place in the new formal loungeroom. The room did have a sliding door and I soon got rid of that and put a by-fold with leadlight in it. I am not a fan of the old sliding door!!! Next year we plan to do up the hall and I think we will need more than a week. It's very long, many doors and I want to put a new front door with leadlight in the frame either side of the door. I'm already planning it and now I just have to get my bits and wait until May 2011.

Patchwork Hugs,


Monday, May 3, 2010

At Last I Can Show

At last I can show you all the little bag I made for my beautiful niece, Amy. She is the daughter of my sister and I felt very special to have been asked, by Amy, to make this for her to use on her wedding day.

I hand sewed 262 beads around the top and it was made out of satin which matched Amy's dress perfectly. If you would like to have a look at my beautiful niece you can do so by going to my sisters blog at Also there is another beautiful girl there I would like to show you. She is my daughter, Josephine, and she is the bridesmaid in green. Amy and Josephine are very close and I love them both dearly.
Patchwork Hugs,