Thursday, 28 February 2008

What's on your bookshelf?

I love my books, so I thought I would share my favourites with you and if you have any ideas for books you think I might like, please let me know. I read all types of books, but only tend to keep the non-fiction ones, or fiction, if they are hardback. All my novels I tend to pass on to friends, sell on amazon or give to the local charity shop. I particularly love my home and craft books, although I have a fair few on fashion/beauty/getting organised! 
Here is my book shelf at the moment. Some of my favourite books are 'Domestic Bliss' by Rita Konig, which is a gorgeous book about keeping house with style. I also love 'Sew Pretty homestyle' which has some fantastic craft projects inside - I have a couple on the go at the moment, so I'll post some pics when they're completed. I also love 'From a house to a Home' by Jemima Mills which has loads of inspiring pictures and text about family life, and finally 'Home' by Anita Kaushal. which only arrived from Amazon yesterday, but it is a book to devour with some simply gorgeous photos inside. what's your favourite book? 

Wednesday, 27 February 2008

My Ebay find!

Well, here is the cabinet I won off Ebay, I collected it last weekend which turned out to be a really nice drive about an hour away from home, through some gorgeous countryside. It has been painted with a Crown 'period' eggshell (can't remember which one) and is actually creamier than the picture shows. The kitchen really is a 'make do and mend' at the moment, the previous owners had painted the walls pillar box red and the ceiling egg yolk yellow. As soon as we moved in, we gave it all a coat of white so we could take our sunglasses off! But I'm now thinking of painting it a soft sage colour. Sometime in the future we will be extending the kitchen and installing a new one, until then we will maybe change the tiles and worktops and maybe I can live with it for a few years. 

Monday, 25 February 2008

Hi everyone, well this is my first post! Everything is upside down in our house at the moment, we are stripping the large bedroom behind our lounge on the first floor ready to decorate it for our little girl Georgia - unfortunately as is often the case with old houses it is not quite as simple as that - There is replastering, plumbing, a new window, and all the skirting boards to replace before we can get down to the good stuff! 

I will post some pictures of the 'before' and 'after' shots so you can see the job we have! I'm really excited about doing this room as Georgia had a gorgeous nursery in our old house, decorated in 'Laura Ashley Cherubs' unfortunately it didn't get much use as we decided to move when she was just 5 weeks old!

I haven't had chance to do as much sewing as I would like lately, but I plan to get the machine out shortly and make a new range of things for my shop, as well as some little projects I have in mind for Easter. I love all things 'crafty' but particularly renovating old furniture, knitting and sewing - I would love to learn to crochet so I can make some gorgeous throws, but I just don't seem to be able to teach myself from a book.  

Take care and thanks for reading - Natalie x