Saturday, 24 January 2015

Jars Of Prettiness

Hello everyone!

Apologies for the rather picture heavy post today - these jars looked so pretty and the light was so beautiful that I had to keep snapping!  
So, I now have my shelves up in my craft room, and they are a bit of a revelation - they have sorted so many storage solutions, and I'm still filling them with fabric, sketchbooks and crafting bits and bobs.  I've seen vintage apothecary jars on Pinterest filled with buttons, feathers and sparkly bits, and decided to do the same to go on my shelves, to store tiny treasures in.  I'm using my Douwe Egberts coffee jars for this - the same ones I used for my Snow Globes.  (These jars are fab - they also look gorgeous with flowers in.)  

I spent yesterday morning catching up with some of the lovely comments that have been left on my posts since Christmas - thank you for so much for taking the time to leave a comment, I do love reading them.  I have replied, and I've answered a couple of the questions that one or two of you had asked, so please do take a look to find my answers.

Have a lovely weekend!

Tamsyn x

Thursday, 22 January 2015

Hyacinth Petals

Hello everyone!

Some floral prettiness for you on this chilly Thursday! 
Have a wonderful day!

Tamsyn x

Monday, 19 January 2015

Patchwork Project



Hello everyone, I hope you've had a lovely weekend!

I just wanted to share some snapshots with you of my patchwork project I am working on at the moment.  Being the sentimental hoarder that I am, I have kept bags and bags of my daughters clothes since she was a baby.  Some of her tinier outfits have made their way into box frames, some I just can't bear to part with, and many I kept because they were made from the prettiest fabrics, with the aim of making her a patchwork blanket.  I finally plucked up the courage to take a pair of scissors to the fabrics a few weeks ago.  I've added some Liberty print and Tilda fabrics into the mix too, and I love how all the patterns clash into a burst of floral pastel prettiness!  After a lot of arranging and rearranging, I finally stitched together the first few rows this week.  I'm hoping that not only will it keep her cosy, but that she will treasure it in adulthood.  I'll share my progress with you soon!

Tamsyn x

Friday, 16 January 2015

Styling The Seasons - January

Hello everyone!

After decorating most surfaces with all things shiny for the festive period, I decided to keep it simple and pretty for this months Styling The Seasons post, and to use some of my favourite vintage finds - teacups, mint green bottles and my favourite little blue clock.  The gorgeous hyacinth were a very welcome sight in my supermarket - they smell divine and are a very welcome reminder that spring is not too far away now!
Anyone can take part in Styling The Seasons, either by uploading a picture to Instagram with the #StylingTheSeasons hashtag, or by making a blog post about decorating a surface in your home.  You can see lots of beautiful and inspirational Styling The Seasons posts by heading over to Katy's blog Apartment Apothecary, and Charlotte's blog Lotts and Lots.
I'm having some shelves put up in the craft room tomorrow - nice, big, wide shelves, so all my fabrics and craft paraphernalia have a new home!  The challenge will be to make the shelves look beautiful as well as functional - watch this space!

Tamsyn x

Monday, 12 January 2015

Fading Roses



Hello everyone!

A super quick post from me today, just wanted to share some pretty vintage with you!  Love using an old baking tin to display treasures in.  I bought these roses before Christmas, and they are fading to the prettiest deep pinky coral colour.  
Here's to a creative and inspiring week!

Tamsyn x

Friday, 9 January 2015

Craft Room Re-Shuffle

Hello everyone!

Thank you so much for all your kind comments on my last post, they were so lovely to receive!  You have all been so supportive and encouraging whilst I have been on this wee journey of making a new home, and I thank you all for that from the bottom of my heart.  I have many more projects and renovations to share with you in 2015, let's make this a creative and inspiring year!

So, I started the new year by having a much needed craft room re-shuffle.  During the festive period it had become a bit of a dumping ground, and I wanted to reclaim it for it's purpose - a space where the children and I could draw, doodle, sew, glue...whatever we are in the mood for.  I'm planning to get some robust shelves put up on this wall for storage of fabrics and bits & bobs.  In the meantime I made our table look pretty with some inspiring pictures torn from magazines and jars of vintage baubles.  My first creative project of the year is well under way, I shall share my progress with you over the weekend!

Tamsyn x

Tuesday, 6 January 2015

What A Difference A Year Makes...

Hello everyone!  I hope January is treating you well so far!

So, it's one year ago today that I moved into my beloved house (see my post from a year ago here).  I remember my hands shaking as I unlocked my front door for the first time.  I had the removal men waiting to unload the lorry, so I ran round the house and snapped some pictures on my phone.  And I felt like I was meant to be here.  This weekend, I thought it would be fun to take the same pictures - to remind myself how far I have come on my journey of turning this house into a home.  One thing's for sure - I don't miss that brown carpet one bit! :)

Tamsyn x