Saturday, 31 August 2013

Beautiful Bureau

I recently bought my first bureau from a lovely antique shop in Kent. This shop is FULL... litterally stuffed full of antiques! The minute I walked through the door I spotted the beautful bureau... I loved it! It took a total of two hours to convince my husband it was a good buy and I would make it look lovely! Finally with 10 mins before closing time we parted with the cash.

With a lick of paint or two and a pretty door knob from Zara home, it now sits in our hallway so many guests to our house can admire it!

Ahhh... our beautiful bureau :)

New logo

I have a new logo! :)

 Apparently I'm quite indecisive so check out how I eventually got to this logo with this gif


Sunday, 4 August 2013

Union Jack purse

Cross stitch is back in a new way to the classic picture your mum has hanging on her wall!

Taken from Cath Kidston's Stitch book, this wasn't a very quick "make", it took me weeks but well worth the effort! 

Made with tapestry wool rather than thread makes it pretty sturdy. I used a spotty cotton to line the purse and floral backing.. The tricky task of getting a zip in a small space always takes me a few attempts and every time I say I must practice zip inserting!!