One of my lovely blog friends recently described this bed as, 'a fairy bed.' I like that description and think it most fitting! I made the blue cushion for the fairy bed and some bunting. It was quick, slightly roughly around the edges sewn onto a string of wool bunting. Sometimes imperfect is good and I am a bit lazy sometimes. Plus, I can make dolls, but tidy symmetrical things I struggle with, for some reason!
Is the bow a bit much?
I really want a blue quilt now. I am loving blues at the min.
I also did some more quick, scruffy lazy bunting for my shelf.
I thought a teacup was as good a place as any for my treasures.
I stuck some flowers in some vases from Ikea that were cheap as chips. I may nab Dave's words, but thankfully I am not as creosote coloured as him!
Some of the things on the little table below will be moved to my dressing table, when it is finished. It was found in Roman's Uncle's garden and will look great when painted. The pic of Marilyn applying her make up is just dying for a place on it.
While we're here, I'll show you some of my favourite things. I love the detail on this bag.
My old hands are looking a bit dry. Maybe time for a bit of this...
This cream smells a bit grannyish, but in a good way, if that makes any sense? Sort of comforting.
I am a total sucker for Benefit make up. The powder on the left can be used as a blush, but I think it is good for all over brightening up a wee bit. The one on the right is a bronzer, which I never got to grips with until recently. I have found that a tiny bit blended in is good. Being sooo pale, I struggle with bronzers, but I think this one is ok if applied well. Get me, make up lady!
I love make up, the magic of it, the promise of transformation and unblemished skin. I also love it when it comes in pretty packaging. This Elizabeth Arden eyeshadow compact looks so pretty.
Have you heard of Pigrim jewellery? I think the company is Danish. I used to own more bits from them, but sadly they got lost or broken on the way. This ring is by Pilgrim and I love it. It has little writing on it which you can't really see here, that says, 'Flowered by Pilgrim, Powered by you.' Rather bizarre, but sweet.
I noticed that a fellow blogger posted a pic on flickr of a lovely top recently. The colour and pattern looked similar to my frock, so I am posting a pic of it here. It is a bit empire liney, so I would normally wear a belt round the waist with it, as those kinds of dresses always make me look a bit bun in oveny. Please excuse the messy hair. I was having a make up free, non hair straightening day. Also, do excuse the frightful mess. I took the pics mid shelf tidying, honest!
The pics I posted of the dresser the other day were a bit fuzzy, so I have posted these which I hope are a bit clearer. Unless my camera is on flash, it seems to be fuzzy or too dark. I find the flash strips the character from pics too. Does anyone else have these probs? I need the knack.
There is a new addition to the dresser. It was sent to my by my dear friend from Ruby Blooms. She said that when she spotted it she knew I would love it and she was right! It has travelled half the way across the world to be here. Isn't that something?
Look! Cute Matroyskas all the way round!
A sweet little Matroyska inside the cup as well. Cute! I love it so much. It makes me SO happy when I look at it.
It even came in the most gorgeous box. Sometimes packaging is almost as good as the product itself. Just lovely.
Can you make out the description? She sounds a lot like me! I think Miss Peacock and I are going to be great friends. Teapots, travels, high tea, just like me!
I used to have this quilt on my bed, but have moved it to the sofa. It is lovely and cosy.
My dear blog pal also sent me the this package of bath salts, which I am looking forward to using. She made them herself which is mighty impressive!
I am still working on this doll. She is a wearing wooly hat, ready for autumn.
She has some Mary Janes too.
I found a teapot, milk jug and sugar bowl here before we moved in. I am guessing they beonged to Roman's Grandma. I love heirlooms, don't you?
I read, 'The Book Thief', recently. It was really touching, in that it depicted the plight of the German people during the second world war and showed how ordinary people suffered and starved. It made me think of something I read from a man in WW1, that noone really wins in a war. I don't have much English speaking channels available to me at the moment, so only have the news channel, which is covering the Libya crisis. They keep saying how jubilant the people there are, now Gadaffi is on his way out. I certainly think this tyrant will not be missed, but it is so sad, the amount of people that have been lost.
Anyway back, to domestic things. Our oven door broke when we first moved in and was smashed to smithereens. We now finally have a new one and I am so looking forward to making crunchy baked potatoes. Yum!
I put some of the Cavania cards I won in a giveaway in frames in the kitchen. You can glimpse Eliska's 'room' to the left. Our living room is open plan and Eliska has a space at the end of the room, which is very big. So it is more of nook than a room. We are building an extension, which will be our bedroom and Eliska will move into the room we are in now.
I¨'ll give you more of a peek into her 'nook.' The Gorjuss print was sent to me by my blog friend, April.
I got the fairy bunting and pockets from a shop in the UK.
The light shade below is also from the same shop in the UK.
I have lots of ideas for Eliska's room, so it is a shame the area is limited, but at least she has a space to call her own. She has adjusted very well to moving here. She is going to nursery for the first time tomorrow and I am excited for her. She is such a bright, funny and lovely little person and I am sure she will have fun. Also, as a bilingual child, it she may be teaching the other kids English!
Our friend dropped this wedding invitation off tonight. I thought the pic was sweet. Please cross your fingers for Eliska tomorrow and wish her luck! I hope there won't be too may tears. I am sure being her fabulous little self, she will be fine.
I hope you have enjoyed this rather long post and are not bored to tears yourself. Toodleoo chickadees. xxx
Just a quick update and a query. When I try to upload pics to my header or sidebar, Blogger says I have exceeded my photo quota. Eh? What is going on there?
I uploaded a few more to this post to see if it will let me and it seems there ae no probs adding them to the post itself. Weird.
Anyway, I left Eliska at nursery with no tears at all, though nearly some from me.
Have a smashing day. x