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Thursday, June 26, 2008

Just arrived: Vintage Quilt bag

I just love receiving parcels and handwritten notes, this one is the reciprocated "Purse That Wasn't". You can see the one I sent to Canada here. Made by Cindy, of Sauvage Blue, she wrote: "I am sending you the Purse that wasn't I made for you. It was a vintage quilt top I found and I made you a bag. It could be reversible if you choose. Hope you like it, Cindy."

Well Cindy, I don't like it...I ADORE it... I'm going to love this one. It works with so many things in my wardrobe it's not funny. Seen here with my "I Love Billy" shoes and yellow cardi. Soooo cute, thankyou Cindy xxx.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Re-fashioning: dress into skirt

Another simple re-fashion. This time a dress which I adored while I was very pregnant. Worn now, it still makes me look pregnant! The smocked band sat too high under my bust which looked aweful. So, inspired by this fashion diva, I gave the dress the chop and quick smart, turned it into a cute skirt - love it now!

Storage love: Ikea road tripping

A recent Ikea road trip saw me able to complete my wall of storage in our play room. The toys had been getting out of control so I chose this solution from Ikea.

It is comprised of 3 Lack coffee tables, joined together, with 3 Ivar storage boxes. I added castors to the boxes (which bring them to a perfect height to avoid finger squashing) and chalkboard paint so the kids can have a little fun - or we can draw or write what is inside each?
On the wall is the Dignitet wire hanging system so I can clip up the kids' art or posters etc. I am planning a large canvas for the right side on the wall - yet to be inspired on that one!

I love it because it keeps everything out of site - but only when they are put away!

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