Thursday, December 27, 2012

An almost complete room

After buying two accent chairs a coffee table and a patterned rug it is feeling a bit more like home.
I am on the lookout for a standard lamp and the room will be complete.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Another problem.

Well we have the modular in grey. I'm very happy with it except Dh and I both feel we need a separate chair each. What do you think would suit. We are tempted to just go the same as the sofa as I like the big arms to sit my pattern on while I am embroidering. Do you think it would be too matchy and too bulky?  Also the sofa is lower than I thought it would be so don't know what will look OK with it. Help, I have no idea.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

A new quilt cover

I just spied this new quilt cover by Tracie Ellis for Aura. It's a must have for my bedroom.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012


Some of the weatherboards have been painted in the Milton Moon. I think it looks good.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Roof goes on.

A nice sunny day so roof goes on. It's really starting to take shape now.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

A colourbond roof

Yay, we have approval for a colourbond roof. We have chosen Woodland Grey for roof, and guttering,

Whisper white for windows, Milton Moon for weatherboards and render and Surfmist for garage, front door and fence.

Monday, August 6, 2012

The modular sofa

OK, I've gone and done it. I've ordered this new modular sofa in a mid grey. It won't arrive for 8 - 10 weeks though. I think it's going to be perfect.  I may add a feature chair at some stage.

Friday, August 3, 2012

The new project

My daughter and I have an exciting new project - a small townhouse. I found this townhouse on my travels today and it has a similar  colour scheme to ours.
We just have to find out if we are allowed to use a colourbond roof as it has a heritage overlay.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Problem room

Hi everyone, I'm just out of hospital after having an operation for a blocked tear duct.
I look a lot worse than I feel so I am not able to go out. I've been spending a bit of time watching DVD's in the family room.
It is not looking quite right. Any advice would be welcome.
I have been looking a Dare gallery and wondering about getting two chairs and maybe just keeping one sofa for the moment.
I put some garden chairs in the room just to see what looks best.

Help please.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Kitchen changes

It took a while to convince Dh that some changes needed to be made in the kitchen.
I wasn't happy about the way the window in the kitchen turned out, so had it removed.
Just had the splashback man in this morning to install a new one.
I'm thrilled with the colour and how nice it looks all in one piece.
Also got a bulk head.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

A magical wedding in the rain

I was thrilled to be asked to make a flowergirl dress for a little girl to wear to her parents wedding.

Although it rained during the service it was still a night filled with magic.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Mimosa Cottage

I've always wanted a doll house. I say you're never to old for one.
Hubby put Mimosa Cottage together for me over the weekend.
Lots of fun ahead decorating it and buying furniture.
I'm going to rename it Springdale Cottage.
Can't wait to get started.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

The Kitchen Garden

I'm delighted with the vegie boxes hubby has made. We will soon be eating home grown produce (I hope).

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Not happy

I'm not happy with our overhead cabinets. They don't reach the ceiling and there is a gap.
I thought the cabinet maker would be installing a bulkhead but no it doesn't appear so.
There is no way I am getting up and cleaning the top of the cabinets.
Should I install a bulkhead or get it plastered?

Thursday, January 12, 2012

From this to this

After much debating with Dh I found a table that we both love. I'm in the process of adding black cross backed chairs. Our other table was much too large for our small dining nook (it was 240 x 140cm), and the chairs were too formal for my space.
I think I got it right?

Sunday, January 1, 2012

My Christmas present

I am waiting for my new Thermomix to arrive. I will be able to get rid of most of my cooking appliances and free up cupboard space.
It's going to turn me into a wonderful cook!