Sunday, 28 February 2010

Fabric Haul

I have had a fabulous time in one of our local charity shops this week, they have moved all their linens to a new upstairs room, so now there is lots of space and lots of fabric items in it!!

They've got a lot of duvet covers, sheets, tablecloths, napkins, tea-towels, curtains and lace doilies etc so I've had a good rummage round and spent a nice time in there while kiddie-less!

So for my first haul I got a large length of tartan which even though it feels like upholstery weight I'm going to try a dress pattern out on it, as it was only £2 I feel able to muck it up and not feel too bad!

The floral duvet is hopefully going to be a dress for my eldest when I can sort through and find a pattern to fit, she's five but her sizing is more like a seven and it's getting harder to find free patterns in magazines for this size, they all seem to concentrate on 2-5's!
The pink & white cottons as for my stash, as I knew my eldest would love them, but not sure what they will become yet!

And a Country Living to top it off, with a cuppa (and being able to read it in peace!) - bliss!

Monday, 1 February 2010

Girly Den

One of many jobs, done and dusted..

I finally got round to finishing off the space under the eldest's cabin bed. The fabric she chose from Ikea which is lovely and not too thick so it doesn't get TOO dark under there!!
We've moved the Christmas cushions in and made a little area (her office apparently!)for the typewriter and her CD & tape players. I just hemmed a channel at the top of the fabric and fixed some net curtain wire to the bed frame, very easy and very cheap! It also helps hide the laundry basket and general toy mess! I love hearing the girls whispering while playing in there, every child reserves a den!!