Monday, 6 February 2012

Keeping the home fires burning

I did think that we would never get any snow, not that we had much mind you.  This, however gave us the perfect excuse to stay in, light the wood burner, the boys' to lollop round, me to bake and to play with my recent thrifty finds and to finish off a pair of patchwork curtains.

I have even got the youngest hand sewing some pieces of fabric together to make a new cushion cover for his room - bless!  He's made a good start and for someone who has never picked up a needle and thread before, I think he's done a good job!


Our kitchen window looked rather bland and having such a big window I thought I would soften it with a good old faithful bit of patchwork! (note the lack of snow).  Better call it a day now on the amount of patchwork now in the house!







A few weeks ago I picked up a couple of pretty cups and saucers, both for a mere 50p.



We were in desperate need for some new place mats and this brand new set of 6 at £2.00 was a bargain.  I love the cottages and would quite happily settle in any one of them.














What would be your dream home?

15 comments:

Liz said...

Love your patchwork curtains - so cosy!
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

WinnibriggsHouse said...

Love that patchwork and well done to your young man for having a go. Get them started young thats the way!

Alix said...

I rather like the look of the last cottage, though if we're talking dream homes it would have to be something Georgian that looks like it popped straight out of a Jane Austen novel (but not too big, please!). We too fired up the woodburner and enjoyed a cosy time snuggled near it, even if the amount and quality of snow wasn't what I'd have hoped for!
x

Claire said...

Hey Sarah, I looooove your patchwork curtains they are gorgeous and any of those wonderful cottages would be my dream home...what beautiful gardens.

Well done on getting the youngest to do some hand sewing, you never know when he might need those very skills....

Lovely cups and saucers too, great thrifty finds. Thanks for visiting it was lovely to hear from you....

Claire :}
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SWEDISH HOUSE said...

Hellooo!
Your patchwork curtains are really sweet LOVE them!
Very envious of your english cottage placemats...
Happy Monday
Keep warm
LOVE PEACE enJOY!
Julie
x

bellaboo said...

Oooh! I am very envious of your lovely cottage mats.
The patchwork curtains are gorgeous....and well done to your boy on his sewing.I used to teach at a nursery and the boys used to enjoy the sewing as much as the girls. :0)

delia hornbook said...

aahh your curtains are lovely patchwork is addictive ;-)) Lovely cottages, i would love a little fishermans cottage by the sea with a little garden that i could grow vegetables but still be able to have my vintage furniture in. Or a small 1950's house with all orignal features ;-) Have a lovely week, dee x

pinkgreen said...

Gorgeous curtains! You can never have too much patchwork in a home! XX

Pomona said...

I would love to live in any of those! I really like your patchwork curtain too - so pretty.

Pomona x

Lydia @ Twelve said...

Love the curtains - didnt you do one to cover yourwashing machine too???

Bless your young man.

Lx

Moo and Mouse said...

You can never have enough patchwork in the house : )
I love your thrifty finds, any of those little cottages would be a dream home for me.
Emma x

Jo said...

Ohoh.... serious case of the wanties! Those patchwork curtains are wonderful!

Jo x

Lily said...

I have never seen patchwork curtains before - they are lovely.

patchworkandlace said...

Im in love with your patchwork curtains and hexagon embroidery hoops ,i love them ,i do love your inspirationxxx

gillyflower said...

love those patchwork curtains!