Tuesday, 25 August 2009

September? September!!!!

Well I have no idea what happened to August but I find myself whizzing around getting ready for a little man's birthday which means it must nearly be September! So sorry to have been away - I hadn't intended a break - it just sort of grew!
I finished a lovely commission for flags and then managed, rather foolishly, to fall off of my bike. My left arm has been a nuisance, and as I am left-handed there has been little in the way of productivity. Very frustrating! But there have been new cushions - the ones on the sofa have multiplied...
and on this sofa too.....
on the little wicker chair from my childhood...
and on one of the kitschen chairs....
and this beautiful birch tree cushion in the reading corner.....
and another of my old tapestries finally made up into a cushion...
and why this latest splurge of cushioning? Do you see something odd here?
Does the beautiful boy look a little over-dressed for a sweltering hot August day?
and what's this?
No I didn't bump my head and go do-lally..... well I did bump my head - I had two lovely black eyes for a couple of weeks! But that does not explain all the festivities....
The boy was in his element - very happy to play along!
Editor, Angela happily allowed him to crack crackers securing a place in his heart (crackers are his favourite part of Christmas!)...
Nick the photographer had an exceptional eye for colour and produced some wonderful gemlike images...
and there's Homes Editor, Katie who stoically played 'squares' with the boy despite his rather vague attitude to any rules!
I don't want to spoil any surprises - happily a bit of make-up covered the remains of a black eye and thankfully I was only required for one picture!
The boy is now away at Hotel Granny for his last family holiday of the summer. The nights are already drawing in. It will soon be Autumn, a return to school and I shall be here to chat with you more often.
I hope you are all enjoying the remains of the summer. t.xx

40 comments:

Pomona said...

I just did a post about the end of the summer, too! But we have a few days more to enjoy, and I hope you can make the most of them, bad arm and all. It all looks very lovely and very tidy your way - wish it was the same here!

Pomona x

marble rose said...

Love love love all the cushions- you've inspired me to do the same - so thank you for that!!! And sorry to hear about said fall - poor you, hope you are properly on the mend? HAPPY CHRISTMAS!


Fleur
xx

Menopausal musing said...

Loved the Beautiful Boy's skeleton hand!!!! Was wondering what you were getting up to. Hope you are on the mend. Nothing else to say except: Ho! Ho! Ho! :Ox

Flower Girl said...

Oh dear, sounds like you've been in the wars recently! A photo shoot...how exciting! Looking forward to seeing those pictures. Clinging on to what's left of summer and the school holidays, but there's definitely a hint of autumn here in Yorkshire! Rebecca x

Bobo Bun said...

Wondered why I heard Santa's sleigh bells as we were leaving the other evening. Thought it was the Pimms.

Glad you're back in blogland again dear T.

Mrs Bun xxx

KC'sCourt! said...

Happy Christmas............?
Hope you are all mended after your fall, sounded quite nasty. I just love those cushions, they are my sort of cushion

Bigbluebed said...

Ooo what is it for? What is it for?
I must say your house looks beautiful. I love the cushions. And bless your little boy for being so good and joining in.

It is my daughter's birthday in mid September so it is that time of trying to fill part bags and find out what she wants.

The Curious Cat said...

Wow - amazing pillows! Gets me thinking of ideas! But I'm moving home in two weeks to lodge and then travel for a while so no nesting for me for a long time...doh...looks like you've been having a colourful break! xxx

A Thrifty Mrs said...

Oh dear you poor thing. I do hope you're on the mend.
Where has the year gone?

pinkfairygran said...

Wonderful cushions, especially the birch tree one. But so colourful.. isn't it amazing how uplifting the sight of so much colour and fabric can be. Thanks for uplifting a rather wet and windy day!

Bluebell said...

Hope you're on the mend. Lovely bright photos as always!

Tabiboo said...

'Owch' I know that feeling. I fell down the stairs a couple of weeks ago from the very top to the very bottom!! No black eyes, but some very nasty carpet burns and torn shoulder muscles and 'yep' I was also typing one handed for a good fortnight!!! I blame the hormones!

Lovely pictures and how exciting - Christmas in August. A double celebration.

Hope the recovery is going well??

Nina x

MelMel said...

Time flies by... so quickly...

Sorry for your eye....

Glad the shoot went well...
thats exciting!x

Renee' said...

What an enchanting idea for a summertime birthday party. My son, whom I occasionally refer to as a "beautiful boy" would adore that.

I actually planned to have John Lennon's "Beautiful Boy" playing while I gave birth to my son (he's 9 now). Obviously, I had never given birth when I hatched that plan. When the time came, the cd player never even made it out of the luggage. ;-)

I'm happy to have just discovered your blog. What a wonderful place!

little pink room said...

Poor you. The house looks great though. I'm looking forward to Christmas having seen these...

silverpebble said...

How very exciting to have had more pictures taken - festive pictures! Oh I am loving your cushions, very very much. That birch fabric! Wonderful x

Ticking stripes said...

Oh gosh - Christmas - and the cards are in Paperchase already!

Adele said...

The cushions are really beautiful. Well done with everything.
Adele

Nostalgia at the Stone House said...

Hi T!
Your beautiful home lends itself to a Christmas photo shoot so well...all homely, nostalgic and cosy...so glad it went well and can't wait to get my copy nearer to the REAL Christmas! So pleased BB had lots of fun too... a great start to his Birthday to come.

Love all the colourful cushions that you managed to produce, despite your injuries! Lets hope you mend soon - do as those docs are telling you! ;-))

Oh, and I remember that dear little wicker chair, as I always wanted one the same! :)

Take care and jingle all the way!
Niki xx

Calico Kate said...

You have remninded me I must get my tapestries turned in to cushions so stupid to leave them in a heap where no one can see them. Ok so which mag is it for - do tell so that we can rush out and buy it! Look like a lot of fun. Oh and a sympathetic OUCH for the bicycle fall.
CKx

Felicity said...

happy christmas and a happy new year too!!! he he!!! i love the cushions, the kitchen chair one is gorgeous! fliss xx

hope your back to normal soon! i managed to get my shoe lace tied around my pedal once so when i stopped and put my foot down i fell and couldnt move i just lay on the side of the road with my bike tied to me hoping that someone would rescue me and not laugh too much!!

cocoa and blankets said...

Hi T, welcome back I have missed you and your post has just reminded me its my blog birthday today and I forgot!!!yikes!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi there, Sorry to hear about your accident but... I can't help hearing a song about two lovely blacke eyes...LOL! Seriously, I hope you are well on the mend.
Intriguing about the photo shoots....don't keep us all in suspenders too long!
best wishes,
Sandie's Patch

vanessa said...

So good to have you back Teena, sounds like you've been having a time of it, what with black eyes, and falling off your bike, glad to hear you're taking it all in your stride! Looking forward to seeing your home in a Christmas issue of the mystery mag, how exciting!
Love Vanessa xxx (do you mind if i knit)

Madelief said...

Hi, I came upon your blog by accident and like it very much! It is very colourful!! The cushion covers look great.

Madelief

lottie said...

How exciting - fame at last and very well deserved.

The cushions are fantastic - you have the most amazing natural talent - such a joy to ready your blog

Hope you are recovering well after falling off your bike

Fiona said...

Oh dear, sorry to hear about the fall. Hope the black eyes are mended now. Love the new cushions and the photo shoot looks fab. I love the fact that these mags shoot Christmas features in August. I look forward to seeing the finished result.

a mermaids purse said...

beautiful blog! wonderful posts! and fabulous arty bits and fantastic cushions! blissful!
hope ur eyes r healing and the bump! ;0)x

Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

I do love your cushions!!! Beautiful pattersn and colour scheme.
Take care
Isabelle x

Elyse said...

hello! i just popped over from suzy's vintage attic and am completely SWOONING over your adorable blog. one of the most whimsical i have ever visited! i'll be back for sure.

your home is AMAZING!!!

xo

sarah-jane down the lane said...

Cushion loveliness overload, looking forward to the Christmas pics, getting excited already! Crackers and lovely little snippets, cant wait to see the whole kit and caboodle :D Sarah x

Cowboys and Custard said...

I can imagine Christmas in the KP household is festive and sparkly at any time of year.. even in August..
Must confess.. I have been rather obsessed with Santas and snowmen this summer.. all for the cause you understand!

Looking forward to turning the pages to see your photos ..
M xxx

Debbies-English-Treasures said...

Such a pretty and colourful post...
Your little boy, looks so cute, in his winter gear!
Can`t wait to see your beautiful home in the mag.
I`m sure that all your hard work,creating such a festive setting, has paid off!

ENJOY LIFE`S SIMPLE TREASURES,
DEBBIE MOSS

Elise said...

Hi, just had to leave a note for you to say what a beautiful blog you have here. Interesting, creative posts and great pictures as well - perfect ! Thank you for sharing them and best wishes...

Country Cottage Chic said...

Oh but that looks like a lot of fun! Can't wait to see the results of the early festivities.

Jayne

pennygj said...

Noticed you haven't been around for a while, Teena, so hope you are well on the mend now. Penny x

Fabric Nation said...

lovely colours and cushions.
And good luck with Holt, I came across it in UK Handmade and thought I recognised that lovely style! xx

Karin said...

I love all the pretty cushions!

tania said...

I have exactly the same whicker chair from my childhood, it now lives in the conservatory !!!!!

Mitzi Curi said...

I love love love your colors! The cushions are just beautiful with those delicious floral fabrics. I'm so glad I stumbled upon your blog this morning!