Sunday, November 13, 2016

Cupboards and Tea Towels!

I don't know how many times I've said in the last few weeks....'why didn't we do that years go'!  In one of our spare bedrooms we have always had a mish mash of furniture eg a single bed, wardrobe, tall boy, chest of draws, filing cabinets and a couple of other stand alone little bookshelves and things tended to get dumped in there too.....SO we decided to get some built-in installed across one wall. WOW, has that made a difference. We had great delight in having a big cleanout of the room and sold off quite a few of the furniture pieces. We have built-ins in our own bedroom but it's been great to now spread out a bit into the other one as well now as there is heaps of room!
I'm pretty pleased that I now have room to house my shoes neatly in 2 rows per shelf.
We even have empty drawers and shelves!!!

I was excited to receive my parcel from Spoonflower last week. I have started dabbling in designing fabric and to test the waters with colours etc, I designed some tea towels. I did 4 designs to a yard, so that means the tea towels are a good size.
I was really happy with how they turned out. After washing the fabric, I cut them up and sewed the sides.
Below: Cut up and ready to hem the sides.
Below: Job done! 
I did do some other designs but I can't show you as they are for Christmas presents!

I had fun last weekend, doing a bit of shopping....nice to be able to buy some pink things!

 Over the past year, I've really enjoyed reading Di Morrissey's books. She is a great Australian author. Her latest book 'A Distant Journey' is one that I'm having trouble putting down...hence its a thumbs up from me.
I'm excited to have one of my best friends back in blogging world after a break. You may remember Jo from Vintage Lane Stitches....she has started blogging again on a new platform and under the name of Hillsview Homestead....Please go visit, I'm sure you will enjoy her posts.  
That's all for now



Chookyblue...... said... Reply to comment

Great teatowels...... Nice to know jo is back......
I'm currently listening to Bara creek......and just finished another one can't think of the name but based on the New England in the 1960's....

Jo said... Reply to comment

The built in wardrobe is great Netty its nice to have a bit more room to store everything.Your tea towels look great, look forward to seeing more of your designs.

Joolz said... Reply to comment

I did that with the girls bedrooms earlier this year. We had built-ins but got rid of all the mis-matched furniture, bought new queen size bed ensembles, white Ikea chest of drawers and bedside tables (much to Gus's disgust at having to put it all together). So much nicer.

Cheers - Joolz xx

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