Thursday, March 21, 2013

Easter Mantle

I love Beatrix Potter stories,especially Peter Rabbit

Playful bunnies and birdie resting in her basket on her eggs

I found the momma and big brother bunnie today at Vinnies
for $1.50 the pair. Love them. They go beautifully with my
other baby bunnies.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Organizing with tags and labels in the sewing room

I am continuing to organize my  sewing room
I printed off some gorgeous little cards that were kindly
posted  for everyone to use by
 Astrid Maclean at the website below

I glued them onto some card and cut them out

I think they are so pretty
I wrapped my heirloom cotton laces around them

Kerryanne from Shabby Art Boutique
posted some labels for our use too
aren't they pretty
I printed them off too

Elizabeth from The Porcelain Rose
Makes the most gorgeously pretty tags
I used them to label the storage boxes

I covered this ugly brown box with rose patterned paper

 I glued on one of The Porcelain  Roses cards (that Elizabeth 
kindly included in my order as a gift)
 and some lace 
and buttons, added a few hearts

                                                            another pretty storage box

Labels for the magazine holders,also from The Porcelain Rose
They are actually tags,but I just turned them sideways and 
tied the little string into a bow.

Now I think all the sewing room clean up is just about complete.
Maybe just a bit of tweaking in the wardrobes. where I hang all the Christening Gowns.

I will be visiting the linky parties on my side bar this week

I am going to enjoy this lovely weather we are finally getting in the mid 20's celcius Yehhhh.

Love being cool.:)

xx jeanetteann

Friday, March 8, 2013

Sewing Room tidy up continued

Yesterday I started cleaning and sorting the sewing room
I did the mantle/fireplace as in my last post. 
Today I got really inspired to do some more in there.

These are quilts in progress

The night and day couch
Nice and comfy to sit and embroider with a welcome cuppa
and sometimes a quick
afternoon nap

The dressing table was a kerb side find
which I totally redid. I posted about it previously

The lace is a vintage bridal train
I so love pearls and lace

The little cluster of pearls on top of the candle stick
is actually a pretty brooch.
I scored it today at Vinnies for $2.20

I love my curtain tie backs. Nothing wrong 
with a bit of bling
even here.

My old kitchen hutch re purposed for the sewing room

Useful shelving and storage 
this is where I sew
I hung the vintage lace curtains to hide the modern
office stuff.

I really must get to covering the magazine holders
and some nice shabby labeling.

All this tidying and I'm ready for a nice cup of tea and a biscuit'
Won't you join me.
English Breakfast or Green, I think the Green for me 

I'm visiting my usual linky parties this week
The links are on my side bar.

Looking forward to some nice cool weather
I am so over Summer this year
Another hot week coming up and it's Autumn
I usually love Autumn but not at 37celcius. 

xx jeanetteann

Monday, March 4, 2013

Sewing Room Mantle redo

I cleared everything off my mantle in the sewing room
ready for a good clean and new look

The first items I added was the mirror and candlestick with cherub
Not sure if that will stay there though

Hung up my dream catcher
A row of blingy sparkly beads on wire

Added the three flower pots,I recently painted and decorated
Moved the candlestick and cherub to the other side
and the little lantern with my tiny birdie inside
A little feather,a few roses and cherubs

A string of pearls

One of my Christening gowns on one side

And one on the other

Sugar Britches baby doll I made and dressed in lace

A few lacy cushions in the fireplace

And almost done, hmm don't like the candles in the flower pots

I think I am happy with that for now.

Tomorrow,the rest of the room

I hope you are having a nice week

I'm trying to stay inside out of the heat,
a good time to turn everything about.

Join me at the lovely linky parties 
Links on my side bar.

xx jeanetteann