Tuesday, 14 January 2014

ticking off the to do list...boys room

last week saw me wielding an allen key and a paintbrush and having a much needed clear out...our #1 was brilliant at being ruthless with toys and books and several trips to the charity shop later I could see the floor :)
after a few coats of white paint and another date with another allen key it was almost done...

#1 had a few requests... a blue wardrobe, a black and white quilt and somewhere to keep stuff.
I reused a few bits from around the house...a book shelf was switched for a cupboard...a pendant lamp spayed black...white bedding was hand printed and old suitcases were used as storage for under the bed.
no more dusty books :)

the black and white quilt was a treat for me to make...so different from all the bright colours I normally use...
and to add a bit of colour I made some origami cranes to hang from the ceiling...

and all the new space meant the (biggest slippers I ever had to wrap at christmas) fit perfectly under the bed

I'm hoping it will stay this tidy ;) x

Thursday, 2 January 2014

New year new blog post...

hello... hope you had a great Christmas

ours was nice,  there was a good mix of seeing family and friends and quiet, stay at home days with a good film or a board game. We enjoyed a rare catch up with my all my extended family for a big birthday and some shopping days with the boys to spend their Christmas money. Now it's all over I'm looking forward to the new year and what it may hold for us.
Pre christmas I set about making some presents which involved patchwork...I loved mixing up the vintage patterns with new favourites for these projects...it's been a while since I made any quilts to sell so I'm thinking there may be a few of these on the littleteawagon shelves this year.
My first job for January is to redecorate our #1's bedroom...I'm on a  budget so it will involve mostly painting, making and a bit of reshuffling furniture from elsewhere in the house and possibly some cursing as I attempt to dismantle the bunk beds.

Happy New Year!!...thank you for all your support and comments in 2013 and here's to a brilliant 2014 x x x x x