Monday, 12 May 2014

Monday and a busy day ahead

Morning Everybody, hope you all had a good weekend. I am teaching Sarah at long last she says to use a sewing machine and how to cut patterns out started with something easy for her a child's apron showed her how to cut with a grain and also a pattern on the material, as I am making a shopping bag with lining at the moment so she helped me pin and cut that out.  Tonight we are starting to put them together although I have already started my bag as I wanted to put a lining in it and a pocket inside.  I am using material I bought at the Fair in the Square an old pair of floral curtains loads of material left so am going to make a couple of bags in different styles.

I also dragged Alan much against his will to B&Q yesterday as mentioned, we looked at new lighting for the living room, and some wallpaper and paint, am going for a brighter coloured wallpaper than I would usually pick but have also to keep in mind that we are not changing the carpets or furniture just accessories like the curtains and cushion covers plus some new lampshades for my lamps and a new ceiling light fitting.

This is the wallpaper I have picked out 

the background of the paper is not showing properly but is a beige colour thought this would look striking against the one wall where the fireplace is and the paint not sure about have two colours in mind so any suggestions would be a help 
Thinking of the one that is ticked although the colour is not shown at its best here this is quite a good match to the orange flower but obviously lighter so that it doesn't clash

or this top one again colour not shown at its best but this more or less matches the background of the paper 
My mind is leaning towards this beige colour at the top of this one but the love of colour I have makes me also want the one ticked on the top colour chart, help what would you pick.  

Anyway must go now as I am in the middle of doing a bit of tidying around, dusting putting things away, Alan gave the house a good hoovering yesterday and did the living room again last night after Sarah and I had finished cutting our items out.  

Will be popping back shortly to see your wonderful creations from the weekend.  

Loads of love 

Alison xx


  1. Your wallpaper looks lovely Alison - what happened to getting one that didn't need matching!

  2. Beautifuul paper Alison love the flower colour
    carol x

  3. This paper looks just

  4. wow love the wallpaper and love the calm colours you have chosen well done ... have been trying all day to get rid of that horrid sign I had on my blog postings and think I have done it ... hm ... watch this space ... hope you have a great week ... happy crafting and love sandy xx

  5. well it worked but dont like the picture ... but at least I know how to do it now lol xx

  6. oops sorry to play about on your lovely blog Alison ... but just testing again ... thank you ... xx

  7. love the colour on your wall paper and I expect we will see the finished result.xx

  8. wow! you have been busy! can't wait to see the finished bags - shame it will be a while before we get together, but hey ho. Take care and good luck with the next fair!

    Love, Rach x

  9. so gorgeous your paint colours and pretty wallpaper ;D

    xx coops xx


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