Exciting day in the gnome home – our new couch is being delivered today! The last time we bought a couch we were just married, we didn’t have a kid and we had two dogs instead of now having two cats. Our old couch has seen as through so much; hours of watching tv and movies, lost needles from hand stitching, spills from little hands, claw marks from the newest additions and lots of laughter and snuggles. It’s been a great couch. However it’s turned from a lovely stone/beige colour to a horrid bluey brown from the constant wear of the past. It’s also all bent out of shape, cracking and now splitting where the cats have been stretching their claws.
Our new couch is a lovely grey fabric number that sees us return to a standard couch configuration. (Are we the only ones that thought we’d use a chaise only to find we sat in the same places all the time??) I’ve also been extra spoilt and gotten myself an armchair to go with the couch. I’m looking forward to being able to sit in a comfortable place and stitch my Farmer’s Wife blocks without having to share my space with two lads who have a tendency to bump the hand with my needle in it… a lot!
Yesterday we prepared the lounge room for it’s new arrival which meant having to pull everything out of it, rearrange the tv cabinet position, a trip to Ikea, a trip to Bunnings and generally throwing the house into disrepute. I also thought it would be smart to start making replacement cushions for the new couch so now my sewing space looks like the rest of the house – a mess! I’m going to spend today while the lads are out of the house going through and getting things back in order.
But the only way that’s all going to happen is if I get off the computer and get on with my day! Wishing you a week filled with love, laughter and much fabric fondling!
I looked around my office this week and realised that it’s starting to rapidly look like a lady who is obsessed with gnome and unicorns works here. It’s brilliant. So when I saw this tutorial for a felt unicorn by Felt With Designs I knew I’d be making one. Click here to read more.
Ever wondered what genius hacks other people have when it comes to sewing? Check out this top 10 list from See Kate Sew that lists household items that can make your sewing life easier. Click here to read more.
Bev from Flamingo Toes has done it again with this lovely US map heart pillow. Don’t worry if you’re not in the US the technique is super easy so you could use it to make it with the country/state of your choice. Click here to read more.
I love the impact that this simple block has when it’s done in repeat. Check out this quilt tutorial from Missouri Quilt Co for the 4×4 quilt. Click here to read more.
If you’re hungry and looking for something delicious we can highly recommend this recipe for Slow Cooker Carne Asada on Lexi’s Clean Kitchen. Click here to read more.
I love to share the cool things that I find during my week of surfing the internet window-shopping and splurging. Here’s my top 4 from this week:
A: I’m purring: I love all the character and detail in this cat print from Caturday. Click here to purchase this on Etsy.
B: I’m brunching: I’m loving weekend brunches at the moment and this fabric is a low cal way to enjoy them all day. Click here to purchase this on Etsy.
C: I’m reading: A good text print is a must have for your stash and this one is great. Click here to purchase this on Etsy.
D: I’m loving: The little details and the great colours in this print have captured my heart. Click here to purchase this on Etsy.
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