This week the lovely Julie-Ann is featuring my little creative blog over at her Decorating Forum. It's a great site, take a peek, you'll find lots of familiar designers & bloggers chatting over there.
Welcome new readers, how do you do??
I've been sewing full time in my design business for over a decade, inspired by my grandmothers, Edna & Alice + my mummy, Barbie. I'm passing on my skills to my enthusiastic children - who share my passion for handmade. I love old fashioned values & home baking; i decorate with vintage fabrics & restored furniture. I blog about these craft adventures, along with my beloved handsome soldier & our 4 smart, sporty & social children + our country lifestyle plans as we settle in Canberra.
With my husband away at war, a house filled with children & a cottage industry, i could have been born 100 years ago!!
How about some fake-it-until-you-make-it outdoor decorating??
I dream of next year when we purchase a farm & build a spacious homestead, with perfect green lawns spotted with a dozen Adirondack chairs . . . in the mean time, we live in Army housing in the suburbs with an unmanicured tiny patch of grass.
Gather up 8 crates from a dark alley, lay down a thick beach towel, plonk 2 large floor cushions on top & da dah, instant day bed, cost: $0!! Just add a good book & glorious sunshine. I cannot tell you how comfortable & pleasant this is, freshly washed puppy entertainment included.
Not exactly the Hamptons, but close your eyes & soak up that holiday atmosphere . . .
my middle girls were born for comfort & relaxation, with the addition of an umbrella, it's like another version of a cubby house to them.
I have half a dozen of these glorious Donna Hay huge floor cushions, they make a great bed for children's sleepovers too. The towels are old Country Road ones, when they made them really thick & luxurious, always with tassels please.
We wrapped up the school holidays in Canberra, with a massive dose of Spring sunshine, ready to tackle the final term of school for the year.
Now the children are have resumed primary & high school today, it's back to . . .
for the next 10 weeks!! Love Posie
PS Embroidery photographed from the Dottie Angel book, dainty, doily, stitchy & clever.