Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Coffee, bunny and Easter eggs

Can anyone have too many bunnies, really?
OK, maybe, but I am not there yet!
to a spring coffee cart:


with coffee pods, cups, bunnies and Easter eggs.

This bunny print from Ms Mustard Seed is a great addition,
I purchased it a few years ago,
and love to bring it out in the spring.


I took a class from Marian many years ago,
and it is fun to see her art progression:

her van Gogh studies are amazing!

But back to our bunnies and as importantly chocolates:


I was too slow to take my pictures, and most of the chocolate bunnies
had been eaten, oh well, at least some eggs were left!


I could not help myself and set up another lovely rabbit
on the coffee table:


it looks perfect there among the fake fern and the fresh daffodils,

Happy day!

Sunday, March 28, 2021

a simple bunny towel

With the bunny season being early this year,
I have not had much time to sew/craft/decorate with rabbit!


At least this little craft was fast and I could count on my teenagers
to bake me some cookies!

I started with a plain turquoise towel,
I copied a bunny shape onto some wonder under,
ironed on the back of some spring fabric (Tilda I think),
and cut out the shape:


I removed the paper backing, ironed it in place
and straight stitched around the rabbit.


Finally I sewed a little ribbon/lace below to compliment the little bunny.

And it looks just perfect on the stove,
I have not washed it yet,
but I think it doesn't need to be just decorative!


Last year, I sewed/crafted:










Happy sewing!



Monday, March 22, 2021

A daffodil spring embroidery

Over the last few months,
I slowly cross stitched this sweet little spring embroidery:


It is from "Enfance Enchantée" by Veronique Enginger, who is behind les brodeuses parisiennes.



So fun to cross stitch daffodils and sail boats!

I had to update a pink IKEA frame with some contact paper:


It goes much better with the décor!


It is perfect touch to set up a little spring/bunny vignette!






Happy Spring!










Friday, February 12, 2021

Sweet Valentine mug rug

Valentine's day is just around the corner,
and I managed to finish this little mug rug


I think it turned out pretty cute!
6 prints for 6 hearts, ranging from peach to pink to red,
with a interesting white and grey background.



The pattern I used is from Lori of Bee in my Bonnet
the same one I used for my niece E baby quilt:


see that little chick and the little heart?
yep that little block, repeated 6 times!

I used a lovely red print with Eiffel tower stamps for the back
and the binding, I like to use pretty fabric for the backing!


Since it looks like it will be snowing again this weekend,
it will be perfect accessory to enjoy a warm cup of tea
and some cookies, of course!




Happy valentine's day!

Friday, February 5, 2021

a simple teenager bathroom makeover, part two

In the summer 2019, I started  making over Miss C.'s bathroom,
with a new mirror, new lighting and new towel hangers.


I even repainted the vanity from brown to black,
much nicer with the black mirror.


We could have stopped there as she was quite pleased
with the outcome, but after removing the medicine cabinet,
she was a little short in storage,
so I built her some:



I built this cool ladder following this tutorial from Ana White (of course!)
and painted it black like the vanity.
It was not a complicated built, but it took me forever!


So now there is space to store extra TP,
Kleenex and more cactus!


Speaking of cactus, I found the perfect print:



Of course, I could have taken this makeover further 
by embracing the new trend of painting tiles,
but I thought it was good just as is.
Sometimes it is nice to keep things ....simple!



Happy Day!

Coffee, bunny and Easter eggs

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