It's bedroom revamp day today, people. Well, let's say semi-revamp as it's basically little bits 'n' pieces that are within my control (and ability). I suppose it is therefore, more accurately, prettifying. More serious jobs like building wardrobe doors and painting and things remain to be done. Let's just gloss (ha ha) over those for the mo' though, ok? The weather is still rubbish and dull but I fear if I wait for a sunnier day to take better photos, I could be waiting a loooong time.
So, it was out with my girl toolkit... This was bought for me by my Dad when I bought my flat, back when I was footloose and fancy free. I thought it was so sweet of him. I really have used it, too!
Out with some decidedly less scary looking tools, too...
I somehow managed to grapple the headboard off the bed and onto the floor. What's going on in my room? says Charlie Boy.
I less helpfully managed to rope in some really useless helpers...
Yes, the Munchkin really does have the satin bound edge of a woolly blanket round his neck. Don't ask.
Oh I'm bored with ugly pictures, so (excusing the unpainted wall, pretty please?)...
Yes, the crocheted cushion I started a few weeks back (read about it here if you fancy) was soon completed. I enjoyed that little project. Another one in different colours maybe?
Somebody asked me how I made the cushion up (literally speaking) when I posted about the back of the cushion. I blocked all the squares, crocheted them together then sewed by hand all round the edges of the big crocheted square onto a piece of old white cotton (thrifted sheet) just using simple over stitching. I made up the back two pieces of the cushion with the button closure then pinned the front and back together, keeping the front uppermost so I could see where I'd attached the crocheted square. I then sewed all round the edges on the machine using a zipper foot so that I could get the stitching right up to the edge of the crochet. Simples?
Time to give my hot water bottle (which is actually one of those miraculous microwaveable thingies) a spruce up. That navy blue flannel, teddy bear patterned cover was not really that cool. Might I point out that the hot non-water bottle was lost for years and only found when I removed the headboard as it had fallen down the back!
I used a rather delectable vintage rosebud print fabric from Donna which I bought at her house sale (and I'd actually forgotten about!) Rather yummy, isn't it? I spent an enjoyable hour or so doing a bit of hand quilting using vintage perle cotton for added prettiness and added some satin binding and a gorgeous blue glass vintage button. I used some leftover quilt batting for the lining. Hmm, cosy. Such an easy project.
Onto the pillowcases. Did you spot those, you beady eyed readers, you? I whipped those up using some leftover flannel (from my patchwork quilt) for the backs and some pretty Cath K fabric for the front (the nice new fabric she now sells which has a sort of cosy flannelette feel to it). I crocheted the edging using a pattern from Crochet Adorned (remember we've talked about this before and here again?) and threaded through a snippet of pink velvet ribbon.
The pretty embroidered pillowcase underneath is a recent TK Maxx bargain.
And you probably saw the headboard? It was a chocolate coloured ultra suede which was so not going with my new look, girlfriends, so I dug into my extensive collection of woollen blankets and off I went a-revamping. I was going to make a loose cover but decided to be lazy and get busy with the staplegun instead.
You saw him, did you? It took him all of five minutes once the bed was all freshly made up this morning to regain his rightful place. He still looks a bit grumpy at all the palaver, though.
See this warm rosey covered thingy? Well, it's nice. It's cosy... And it's mine. Got it?
Now my dear friends, I shall sign off from bloggy duties as tomorrow I am off up North for a while, back to the homestead, sadly for a funeral, but I'm sure a few other adventures shall take place. Have a good week, won't you?