Monday, 20 April 2009


I have been in a sewing mood today. It all started when I visited the local haberdasher's (now there's an old fashioned word). I treated myself to this book for 'Household Notes' as I liked the picture on the front.

I found this lovely edging when I was looking for something to put round the edge of a seat on a chair makeover I have been doing. I have bent a whole packet of upholstery nails so have decided to staple the fabric to the seat then use this to cover the staples.

This is what the chair looked like before. I have a pair and they will look perfect with my kitchen table.

I have also made a lampshade today

and a mangle cloth bag.

I haven't posted for a while. We went to Cornwall for the Easter weekend and I will leave you with a photo taken on Rock beach.


  1. Love that note book!
    I have a weakness for books and scrap books!

    Sam ;0)

  2. Such a beautiful beach scene!

    I love what you've done with the chair, and the lampshade is gorgeous. That notebook would call to me as well I think!

    Mel xxx

  3. Oh that chair looks amazing. I love it all, you clever thing!
    Cornwall at Easter sounds just divine!

  4. Remember my Port Isaac post. I have some b&w photos of my parents in Rock, in the good old days. I hope you had a great time over the Easter period. The chair is just beautiful, as are all your makes. x

  5. Gorgous beach photo.
    The book looks lovely with the folded fabrics.
    Your chair is beautiful, I love the colours you've chosen and the edging is just perfect.
    Your lampshade and bag are very pretty, I would love to have a go at making a lampshade like that.

  6. Wow!
    The chair is stunning and love,love the beach picture!
    Love Kristina x

  7. Just popping by to wish you a wonderful holiday weekend.
    Also I plan on making your lovely fried rice (saw you comment on Mel's blog) Many thanks x

  8. Lovely small taste of Cornwall... I haven't been for such a long time and was thinking about Coverack the other day and all the folk I used to know there.. I wonder where they are now!
    Particularly lovely chair Ruth.. I love makeovers like this...

    Michele x

  9. You're so clever....sigh....... I love that notebook too, what a pretty cover.