Monday, 5 January 2009

A Woman's Touch

It's hot again! We've been incredibly slow at doing stuff, My Husbie and I, on our holidays, but we're having a great time! Most people went back to work today (or the traffic noise told me so at 8am this morning) but we're still hanging! I haven't mentioned, but we've been watching the ANGEL (the poor man's Buffy) series, and one of the holiday perks is watching a few episodes over lunchtime together. Mind you we've just finished series 4, so thank goodness we've only got one more season to go. It's hard work believing it, and whilst I adore the eps written and directed by Joss Whedon (Buffy creator FYI) I'm not head over heels with the overall taste of the show.

Nevertheless! TV IS FUN DURING THE DAY!

Anyways, I finished these lounge cushions on Saturday:



So that's increased the lovable nature of our couch ten-fold, plus Husbie LOVES them! They used to be old pillowcases and remind me of a 1970s caravan. But now they're our refashioned cuties. NOTE: Calamity Jane record also in shot above, and as Calamity (aka Doris Day really) says:

A woman's touch can quickly fill
The empty flower boxes on a winder sill
One smile from her and zoom
Little buds begin to bloom

A touch of paint, a magic nail
Can turn a kitchen chair into a Chippendale
Even make a lamp appear
Like a crystal chandelier

And whilst I still chuck up a little with the domesticity of poor old Calamity Jane, I'm a little more Thrifty Jane, and would vomit more at buying new shop-bought pillows. It still doesn't stop me loving the film, it's Doris' best ever! xoxo

Also, a darling friend's birthday prompted another gorgeous skirt:



I love the thick band, and I LOVE my button holes! Once again, the buttons, the zipper and the material all STASH and second hand.

I'm working on a lovely dress (for the shop) today, and off to meet a friend for a drink tonight! Gotta love hols! Tomorrow I wanna work on redesigning the blog, it's looking a little messy (for me), so wanna tighten it up a bit!

2 comments:

  1. i totally love that material!! The cushions look great :)

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  2. Hi Veronica - thanks for visiting my blog and taking the time to leave a lovely comment. I've had fun visiting you - those cushion covers are fabulous. I love blues, greens and turquoise, although strangely I have none in my home?! How odd.

    Take care :-)

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