Wednesday, 20 May 2009
Hoarding, The Dress, And My Giveaway Win....
Well I have been busy sorting here at Home Sweet Home. I have come to the realisation that I am an habitual hoarder, like my mother, I must also have the hoarding gene. I can take days and days to sort out one little corner of my house and I spend ages mulling over whether I really wish to separate myself from any of my so called junk.
I am so sentimental, and keep every little scrap of paper my children have scribbled on, all greeting cards, old toys, newspapers, baby clothes anything in fact that I think would enrich my life. Well actually, my love of hoarding if anything, could be making my life a whole lot worse. I have been very inspired by this moving post, it has really helped me see the light, I have now filled 12 bags and am slowly getting there, and already my soul feels a little lighter.
I never thought I would be one of those women perusing over the pattern books, far too clever I thought, something I could never do. Well I was fed up of thinking I would love to have a go, walked over, and found myself like them, flicking through the books. I went for a Burda dress pattern for the little girl in the house and a Simplicity smock top pattern for myself.
And so I began with making the dress.
Mmmmm not sure I knew exactly what I was doing.
Well I made a couple of mistakes here and there, and can't say I followed the pattern perfectly, but this is my first attempt at making a dress. I think it looks charming hanging on the pretty hanger.
It even goes with Miss. Poppins' wallpaper.
I thought she would laugh when she saw my first attempt, and say....
" I am not wearing that! "
Well Mummy couldn't be happier as she simply said it was beautiful and that she would like to wear it for the school disco. How chuffed was I. Here she is looking pretty in it.
The Giveaway Win....
I have to say a heartfelt thank you to Sian at Diary Of A Tinyholder for a wonderful giveaway I won. I couldn't be more delighted, they are such special and pretty gifts. The colour looks very like one of my LA favourites, Chalk Pink and a couple of pieces of furniture in my house are painted in this charming colour. Sian obviously knows my taste very well.
Here take a look.
Some charming hand painted HOME letters with beautiful floral transfers on them, they are so pretty.
And the most adorable hand painted mantel clock, it is exquisite and has the most wonderful floral design on it.
Thank you so much Sian for your precious and beautiful gifts.
Talking of giveaway's, if you haven't already, please feel free to enter my little one, you can read about it on my previous post.