Sunday, 24 August 2014

Glimpses Of Our Handmade Home


We moved into our new house last week. Our house. It actually belongs to us, which is both really exciting and a little bit terrifying at the same time. Luckily there's not too much that needs to be done providing no fences collapses or boilers meltdown (is that what  boilers do?) anytime soon. 

On moving in the first thing we did was set up the bed. I strung up our wedding bunting and put out my patchwork cushion. The rest of the house was in near chaos but our room was a small haven of homeliness.


Having been renting for way too long we painted one of the kitchen walls luscious lime. Just because we own the place and we can paint whatever colour we like! More bunting has also mysteriously found itself strung up in the kitchen. This set was given to me by an amazing parent of one of the girls in my last class.


I've also found time to make my first set of lined curtains (still unhemmed, I might add) and a cushion cover. I used piped seams on the cushion in an attempt to give it a more professional look and to be honest it looks good. It was just tricky and by the end my sewing machine and I had had some serious words. 

Anyone else any good at piped seams? I'd love to know your tips...


Linking up with Handmade Monday to see what everyone else has been making.

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18 comments:

  1. What lovely curtains and cushion. How exciting to be in your first owned home.

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    1. It's lovely! Such an exciting feeling. x

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  2. Exciting to be in your first home, we just bought out first back in July although we have a lot of projects to complete (electrical, guttering, installation, deck fixing) before we can think about painting but it's fun all the same.

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    1. Wow, your projects are a lot more serious than ours. Hopefully it's not too much for you to get done! x

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  3. your bedroom is looking great. I dont blame you for painting some brightly coloured walls. I have also rented for so long that im very fed up of magnolia, I think if i ever got my own place id end up living in a rainbow!! Great that you have the talent to make your own soft furnishings, fabulous xx bunting looks great at the end of the bed!!

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    1. Thank you! Why *is* everywhere rented magnolia!!?! x

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  4. Congrats to you and your hubby!! The decorating you've done looks beautiful. :)

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  5. How lovely having your own new place to decorate and arrange as you like! I remember the feeling when we bought ours and the desire to paint over the magnolia walls! Your curtains and cushions look very nice - lots more you can do - the fun is just starting!

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    1. Thanks Patchwork Fairy ... I feel another ripple blanket coming on this Autumn! x

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    2. I just read your post about your last one - love the red white grey colour combination and it looks very good on your settee!. If I make another I am going to have a toning colour choice instead of the rainbow approach!

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    3. Ahh but the rainbow approach is so beautiful and Attic 24 like! x

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  6. Congratulations on being in your new home, I'm in exactly the same position and I vow never to have any space magnolia ever again! I'm intending to do lots of nice handmade touches all over the house, but yours looks beautiful already.

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    1. It's really fun to have a space to make your own by being creative. Enjoy it! x

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  7. Loving your patchwork pillow and the bunting looks fab. I had a bit tidy out at the weekend and came across a heap of cushion inserts, so I think some cushion covers will be on my list real soon! xx

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    1. Definitely, and if you don't bother with piped seams, they're so easy! x

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  8. Congrats on your new house! How exciting! Love your deco around the house! Brill!

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