cushions are here

After months and months of procrastinating, I have finally finished making the new cushions for the sitting room

As anticipated, after all of those months of faffing about it took me about 3 hours to make them

The Boy seemed to be quite take by the OK ones yesterday (he clearly has taste) although today was more interested in eating brio (but not all of the time)



I've just discovered Qualy
I don't know anything about the company
except that I love these everything I've found so far

a nod goes to supercutetilly who posted about the key holder and started my newfound love!


How does your garden grow

We've been taking advantage of the glorious weather we've been having recently, trying to spruce up the garden a little. While I appreciate the garden looking nice, I certainly wouldn't purport to be any kind of gardening expert! The little plants really seem to be enjoying this sunny spell though and are thriving

My bump is also growing nicely too.

You can't really tell that's what it is, but I had to include the picture, as when I took the it, the automatic setting icon on the camera changed from little flowers to a mountain, which made me chuckle, and I thought was rather apt!


work in progress

Perhaps work in progress might be a little misleading, not to mention generous. What I actually have is piles of material, ready to be work in progress. I need to ( well ok, maybe don't need to, but I'd like to) make some new cushions... which I may just have mentioned a few times already. In fact, I'm pretty sure that if I'd spent a fraction of the time I've been procrastinating about making them actually sewing, then we wouldn't be able to move for cushions.

excuse the grotty radiator

I was thinking it all looked a bit beige and staid, but then I remembered the Orla Kiely Rhododendron print that I had stashed away, which I think makes it just that little bit less so. I plan to re-cover the grubby bench that all of this material is sitting on in the heavy-weight linen on the right, which I misguidedly covered with cream fabric pre-the Boy. It actually looked just fine up until about 6 months post-the Boy, when he started crawling about. These days cream things aren't an especially good idea. As we have a 4 day weekend, my grand plan is to get on with it and make these things, so all being well I'll be able to report back soon with a post of my cushions in situ... and then you'll be able to see my equally misguided decision pre-the Boy to buy cream sofa covers too.


more liberty

So I might be a bit late to the party, but I stumbled across the liberty collection in
All these lovely things of course rely on baby G co-operating and being a girl


flipity flop

I treated my feet to these cute little flip flops from accessorize today. As the rest of me seems to be growing at quite a rate, and most maternity clothes are frankly a bit depressing, I figured these little lovelies would help to perk up my wardrobe a little.

Once again, I'm have to apologise for the decided lack of posting of late; although thankfully morning sickness is a thing of the past, I just don't seem to be able to shake off the constant feelings of tiredness that has plagued me since December (which needless to say is becoming a little wearing after 5 months)...I guess its' probably something to do with having a full time job and a nearly-two-year old to run after when I'm not working, and a family business which is under construction! As a result my sewing efforts have been frankly non-existent lately too. Although I've been feeling the sewing itch recently - I still have some cushions to make for our sitting room after the power drill incident, friends have just had a new arrival, which I think calls for some onesie embellishment, and perhaps some kind of nesting instinct is meaning that I constantly have the urge to beautify the house with lots of nice things. So hopefully I'll be able to start updating my blog again with a bit of work in progress, but even if i don't, I'll try and visit a little more frequently!