It’s no surprise that I’m spending most of my time thinking about our new house. We are waiting (impatiently!) to hear that we’ve exchanged contracts and fingers crossed that will happen any day.
This time round we’re paying a removal firm to pack and move us. With two small people it’s pretty impossible to concentrate on packing more than the essentials we’ll need for the first few days. At the moment I’m worrying about a cover set, stair gates and black out blinds but I’m sure they will be replaced by something else tomorrow.
Our new house is bigger and I’m looking forward to have more space and less clutter. I just want to be able to shut away the ‘stuff’ so I don’t have to constantly see it. I’m sure all families are the same, tripping over toys and mess. I want the children to have fun and enjoy their toys but I also want to be able to pack it all away at the end of the day!
Fortunately it doesn’t look like we’ll need to buy too much for the new house. I have a couple of pieces of vintage furniture I want to paint and actually use, my poor neglected bureau is one of them. I’m also aching to use my vintage kitchen cupboard as fabric storage rather than extra kitchen extension.
I’ve also been thinking how to help the toddler understand our house move. We’re obviously talking about it a lot, perhaps too much, as he’s constantly asking where we’re going. He’s also got into the habit of packing his rucksack with toys everytime we leave the house, as if he’s leaving home. We’ve been reading Moving Molly by Shirley Hughes and sticking stickers with the Moving House Sticker Book from Usborne. Time will tell what exactly the toddler is absorbing from these.
Filed under moving, vintage
I’ve had a idea about making a bunting blanket for a while, using a vintage blanket and scraps from my stash. I love experimenting with dye so tried dyeing part of an old baby blue cashmere blanket with Dylon Sunflower Yellow handwash dye. It didn’t look pretty during the process and I wasn’t too sure about colour mixing rules either.
Anyway, I rinsed it and left it to dry and in the daylight it looked nice, a kind of faded green/yellow.
From my stash I used some previously dyed vintage wool blankets which had been dyed with Dylon Goldfish Orange.
I wanted my blanket to be simple so only used 4 colours, two original and two dyed by myself. To make each bunting flag I cut around a simple template, two pieces from each piece of wool.
I loosely arranged them then tacked them in place before bravely stitching them in place using my new Janome.
I’m really happy with my vintage bunting flags blanket, finished off with Liberty bias binding. It was meant for Little Sis but has already been stolen by the toddler. It’s surprisingly soft and I’m so glad he likes it!
Linking up with Craft Schooling Sunday
Life’s a bit too manic at the moment. Little Sis started walking on Monday (finally!) so any snatched moments of relaxation I once had are now
non existent even harder to come by. Whilst I like the fact she can now go and get the toys she wants I have to constantly check she’s not causing mischief.
When I returned from the nursery pick up the latest Cath Kidston catalogue was waiting for me. I sneaked 5 minutes to myself to have a look through it whilst enjoying a cup of Galaxy Bubbles hot chocolate – perfect for this bleak day.
There are so many items on my Cath Kidston wish list at the moment. Luckily it’s my birthday soon so hopefully my husband will take the hint and buy me a vintage VW campervan which I can fill with my vintage blankets. If that’s too big then I might just settle for a vintage inspired peg bag or first aid tin in the brilliant vintage inspired luggage tag print.
Galaxy have just released their new Bubbles hot chocolate sachets. The one mug sticks come in chocolate and chocolate orange flavours AND they only have 40 calories a stick! I was sent a few so I could tell you about them