Monday, 11 May 2009

More fuzzy house pictures

Once again I apologise for my fuzzy images. As much due to my skill as the camera's limitations! I am so excited to see the 'real' pictures. Sadly I will not be able to share them with you as they are not my pictures to copy but I will of course let you know if they make it to a magazine!
Shall we pop upstairs today?
The landing is one of my favourite places to be. We were advised against wasting so much space and to make another bedroom instead...
But I like the way it twists and turns and there's enough floor area to piece a kingsize quilt... who's wasting space?! Of course it means no-one can use the main staircase whilst I'm doing it but hey! Priorities need to be established!
I especially love this sunny view from our bedroom in the mornings.
This little stained glass window was purchased on our honeymoon- well, we couldn't skip a visit to a reclamation yard could we?!
You've seen the family bathroom here.
Lots of favourite seaside bits in this roomAnd of course those flowery curtains!
Here is the boys room. This really is a rare opportunity. The huge quantities of broken bits of Apple Mac, Mecano and car parts moved back in almost the instant the photographer was finished!
I made his curtains using a piece of wonderful vintage fabric showing lots of different veteran cars. I made up four quilt tops using offcuts and remnants red, blue and yellow plus some black ticking...
then sandwiched them together with thermal interlining (I do love a puffy curtain) and black-out liner fabric.
It is now dark enough in there even on the sunniest of mornings to ensure that I trip over some contraption or other in the making!The field room (so called because it enjoys the "View from Here" ), was looking very jolly thanks almost completely to the bargain quilt!
My first upholstery project was in here too for the day..
This is also where there are stacks of books which overflow from bookcases because somehow there are never enough shelves! I'm hoping the photographer was pointing his camera the other way!
In our bedroom the quilt top was finished, although I still have the other side to make up.
Oops, it's looking a bit crumpled here!
Did you notice those mexican paper cuts - I love these. They were a very flimsy tissue paper banner and I framed them to make them last longer! I love paper cuts. For those of you not familiar already with the wonderful world of Rob Ryan take a peek at his blog!
I brought the china flowers out from under glass for the day too.
They look so pretty in this dish I have yet to put them away again - something I shall regret when they need dusting!
That's all for today. Perhaps next time you'd like another peek into the workroom? Then we'll shoot through the dining room and into the kitschen by the end of the week... assuming I get time to come back as the week is looking very full already.. and I had deliberately tried to keep it clear for working. How does that happen? Are there any mum's out there who have any tips for preserving 'me' time?! I'm thinking I'll maybe fill the workroom with snacks and lock the door from the inside... Back soon. t.x

17 comments:

Vintage Tea said...

You have the most amazing home.

I love your bathroom,

Victoria x

Floss said...

More fantastic views - I'm off work today, ill, and totally not in the mood for housework, but I think the photos of just how good a house CAN look have inspired me just a tiny bit!

I've got a Franco-Scottish giveaway going on at the moment if you'd like to join in...

Menopausal musing said...

Breathtaking! I wanted to peek ever closer .... at the painted seashell, at the Mexican Papercuts........ Love Rob Ryan's work and have a small selection of Chinese papercuts myself. . Don't lock yourself in the workroom - we need to see more! x

tracy said...

I love your house! I love the colors especially and all the great detail! its wonderful!

claire said...

Thank you so much for sharing :)
Floss has basically just said what I was about to...you show how gorgeous a house can look. We have spent A LOT of time and money on builders doing big jobs and all the big stuff is done but our homne still doesn't look finished so instead of sitting looking at it and whinging how its not finished i am going to go for it!!
Your sons bedroom is jaw droppingly fabulous!! Totally inspired me to get up in the little boys room and make it look finished x

debbie@countryheartandhome.com said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I love it all and im in the process of doing the same in our bathroom with the cladding - i can only hope it looks half as good as yours :D

Cowboys and Custard said...

Every corner of your covetable home
oozes character.. I would be very happy being locked in any one of your rooms as long as it had the snacks and lots of..

Michele x

cocoa and blankets said...

Your house is wonderful...how I would love a big snoop, what magazine is it going in...cant wait to see it...love and hugs H...Ps I dont have 'me' time ...Mum and 'Me time' dont really go from my experince....

Melanie said...

What a lovely home you have. xxx

silverpebble said...

What magical peeps into your home - lovely. I'm very intrigued about the photo shoot - PHA? CL? Exciting!

Nan Jaeger said...

Love the flower garden quilt, it looks great against the wood of the bed. You could open a B&B by the looks of your home!

Bobo Bun said...

Yes signed up for Blakeney, send the family off to the seals for the day and I can eat cake. I mentioned you to Zoe last night after she had got in touch with me, but I didn't know if you'd be interested. Be good to see you if you did.

Loving all the interior shots.

Lisa

comfortstitching said...

Would you mind awfully if I came and lived with you???
I know my husband would manage with the kids and his full time job somehow.
Your home is a spectacle of heavenliness, you are indeed So hiP!!

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

I just love your bathroom.The boys room is so sweet with the car accents.
You have some beautiful quilts in your home.Thanks for dropping by my blog.
Lona

myminimocs said...

lovely!!!

Nostalgia at the Stone House said...

BB's curtains are a fabulous finishing touch T! Well done to you for making them so beautifully.

I LOVE your bathroom!!

Niki x

Shannon said...

LOVE the bright yellow and white stairway and landing! That is my all time favorite color combo for walls... probably because so often it is grey in the Pacific NW. And I am drooling over your patchwork quilts, particularly the curtains you made up for your sons room. And the serenity of your bath...
as far as preserving "me" time, I have no idea. I just keep trying to remind myself how much I will miss my "disturbances" when they have left the nest!