I've got a lamb roast in the oven and it's got about 10 minutes to go, so this post will have to be snappy.
While I am on the mend, my poor husband has the dreaded germ. Now I'm back on my feet I have been busy de-cluttering. My intention was to Ebay through it, but I'm impatient and I've mostly been giving away or throwing away.
I thought you may like to see these.
They may look like a pair of spartan white curtains, but they are in fact a pair that I made myself, with my own bare hands. They are actually a cotton/silk blend, beautifully sheer fabric. They may not be too testing in their design, but as any non-sewing person will appreciate, they involved me having the intention, planning, getting out the machine, actually starting and the most difficult part of all, the completing. I'm quite happy with them. I've got more to do for another room. The only hitch was that I lost one of the timber balls on the curtain rod.
We had our second dinner party on the weekend. My friend Jane brought her 'new' boyfriend, whom she met last new year's eve, in the morning. She was walking home from the gym when she dropped her ipod and it went down a drain. This man stopped to help her, and as he was driving away she was berrating herself for not getting his phone number. When she looked up he'd done a u-turn and came back to ask her out for dinner. Now they're moving in together! Big sigh.
Before they arrived I decided to try and tart up the livng room. Our decorating budget being a big fat nil, I decided to break out some new pillows I'd bought way back before the renovation. They added some great colour.
Who knew that yellow, white, pink and black would hit it off so well?
I've got a good feeling about that room. I think it's going to come up top of the pops once it's done.
View from the pool area...painting is in progress.
Have been trying to hunt down a fab rug for next to nothing. It seems the only rugs I love come at the cost of a Hyundai Excel. Question. Has anyone ever seen artificial grass used as an indoor rug? Don't panic. Just workshopping some ideas.
Roast is done.
P.S. Does anyone know someone in Brisbane who can stitch me up some new cushion covers for the cane chairs (pictured above)? I can't do zips, and I wanted some piping too?