Monday, 21 May 2012

Feeling stitchy!

Gosh life certainly slips by in a hurry when you've got a newborn to take care of, I cannot believe it's been nearly 3 weeks (once again) since I last blogged. Thanks for sticking around if you're reading this!

As well as adjusting to life as a family of five Mr. G and I have also been attending to some much needed decorating, de-cluttering and general upkeep on our home over the last few weeks.

I am pleased to say that this has culminated in me having my very own sewing room/office, its definitely more sewing room I can assure you!!

Above is the room just after it had been emptied of clutter and re-painted white throughout and below shows that I've got my sewing shizzle and desks moved in and am starting to get organised!

Yes that is the hubby's bike parked there! We don't have a garage so it has to live indoors, trust me it won't be staying in my room. Haha! I'll do a proper full reveal on the room once I get the finishing touches added as it still looks a little bare decor wise.

I've also been slowly but surely prepping my course materials and swap goodies for the Fat Quarterly retreat which is in just two weeks time. I cannot believe how quickly it has come around and I'm super excited to meet everyone. If you're going please do say hello!

Here's a peep of the swap goodies I'm making, fabric cut - check! Sewing in nap time tomorrow - check!

Finally I want to share with you this super fantastic cushion/pillow (depends what side of the pond you're on!)

This was made by my lovely friend, the uber-talented Amber of One Shabby Chic who makes a multitude of fantastic cushions, pouches, iPad cases and totes in amazing fabric (this one is Summersville by Lu Summers on the front & Prince Charming by Tula Pink on the back). They all feature fussy-cut typewriters from the now famous (well I think it is!) fabric by the lovely Melody Miller. If you look closely next to the heart Amber has printed J & G which are mine and the hubby's initials - too cute!! This cushion is for my hubby's birthday and I know he's going to love it. If you want some typewriters of your own, check out Amber's Etsy store!


  1. A whole room to sew in. Fantastic! Di x

  2. Wow, and so much space. Lucky girl. I have my own sewing room too, but it's more like dump for everything we can't find a place for and it's about the size of a tin of sardines. Oh how I wish for a house.

  3. Gosh, lucky you. A newborn babe, your own sewing room and a ticket to the retreat! Happy stitching xx

  4. Wow that is a rather large room. I am so envious!

  5. Good to hear things are going well. mega envy over the sewing room! Enjoy the retreat too, more envy! Juliex

  6. Oooh, yay for having a whole room to sew in, enjoy! (sans bike of course ;o) ) love the cushion too :o)

  7. Your very own sewing room, I am soooo jealous! Lovely light in there too - enjoy!

  8. A room of your own, fabulous! Hope you have many happy stitching hours in there :-) Bethx

  9. oh to have a room of my own :( I love the shelving! xx


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