Monday, 28 September 2009

A special post as it was his birthday today, this was me and my dad way back in the flaring 70's...still think about him everyday and wish he could have known my little ones...

Made-to-measure cot bumper

Another order finished, this time something a little more unusual for me...a baby's cot bumper with appliqué flowers on a white cotton ground...

Thursday, 24 September 2009

Paper Patchwork

Just finished decorating an Ikea chest of drawers which I bought years ago when pregnant with Ooma and it has been home to all of her clothes ever since. For her new bedroom I wanted to turn it into a key furniture piece, so I got to grips with a pot of black satin paint and some beautiful printed paper that I found at decopatch and whilst shopping when we were in holiday in Cornwall. The result is a kind of patchwork of floral and graphic motifs, in fresh, young colours with a kind of chinese feel due to the black lacquer effect of the very adult black paint (quite daring for a 3 year old's bedroom)!

Wednesday, 23 September 2009

Pink Haze

After months of repainting, rethinking and reorganising, Ooma's new bright pink bedroom is finally finished! Pink walls, pale hot choc paintwork, big spotty hand-made (by me) curtains, and some great stickers called 'owl and company' which the kids and I stuck up together, and wall-to-wall carpet flooring to counteract the annoying audio effects of a old squeaky wooden floor (being fitted as we speak!)...can't wait to see her little face when she moves in this weekend! (Elliott is already asking,"Mummy, when are you going to redecorate my room, I want it bright green with dinosaurs everywhere!")

Tuesday, 22 September 2009

New Bags!

Here are a selection of latest creations...personalised children's bags going off to England and somewhere in France. Hope you like it Claire!

Thursday, 10 September 2009

Rentrée reussite!

So here I find myself, home alone for four days a week, for the first time really in five years....and now I'm breathing, deep breaths of fresh air and enjoying calm reflection time for myself and general pottering around the house. Still miss the kids though by the end of the day!

La rentrée went really well, compared to other years, even if Elliott has turned into a little home-made bomb of excitement just waiting to explode every time he steps over the threshold of the class room my newly-found zen-like state, I tell myself this shall pass. He is happy to go though and to be with Ooma this year seems to have reasssured him.

Ooma on the other hand has taken it all in her stride and has seemingly entered herself straight into moyenne section, referring at home in the evening to her same-age peers as 'the little ones who still have a sieste'! She loves to be part of Elliott's world, and according to the teacher the retrouvaille at lunchtime between the two is impressive and endearing...

Anyway, more importantly there were no tears and sadness this time around and that has been a relief for us all. Here are Ellie and Ooma on their first day back at school...