Monday, September 29, 2008

Completed cushions!

Jessica and Sarah with their cushions (showing the front sides).
Back of the cushions.
The Korda girls finished their cushions today. They look so pretty! They would go quite well in our house- as you can see in the photos. :-) Hehe
I'm sure Jessica and Sarah will enjoy displaying these lovely cushions on their beds.

Our next sewing lesson project will be skirts, I think. That should be fun. :-)

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Tour of Our Home- Formal Living Room

Our formal living room is the other room besides our bedroom, that is decorated in a darker Victorian style, rather than the light romantic/shabby style that I love now. Since we already had the furniture in this room from when we first got married, I decided to go ahead and paint the bottom half of the walls in a burgundy colour to match. We bought the border on sale a few years ago, and it was nice to finally get to use it. I like the dark wood, Victorian look. I just prefer light, pink and romantic now. It is really nice that we can have both styles in our house, as the formal living areas are separate from the kitchen/dining/family room open plan area.
Even in this room, I have a few light coloured things, such as the coffee table and table lamp. I am hoping to find a bigger coffee table second hand somewhere, in a mahogony type colour.
Right now I have the seat cushions on our sofa covered with a crocheted lace table cloth I bought last Saturday at a car boot sale. However, I don't know how long I'll keep it there. Haha Just experimenting. :-)

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Tour of Our Home- Master Bedroom

I am going to try to do a post once a week with pictures of a particular room in our house, until all the rooms are used up. Haha This week is the master bedroom.

Ben and I bought our huge four poster bed when we had been married for a few months. I loved dark wood furniture at the time, and Ben still prefers it. I like it, but if I had to choose a bed now I would probably get a white painted wood or wrought iron bed. I have tried to lighten the look by using light coloured bedding and accessories, though. The most recent addition to our room is the square painting on the right side of the bed. Which is the side I sleep on. :-) We found it in a shop down the coast at a very good price, considering it appears to be hand painted, unlike most of the art in our house. Haha

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Spring has come to our garden!

The blossoming tree at the top is a peach tree. It has such delicious peaches, as we know from last year! :-) I planted a lot of flowers recently. Like the pansies, the bush with pink star-like flowers, and the tulips and hyacinths. The weeping cherry tree in the front yard should be beautiful when it blooms!

Monday, September 15, 2008

Our 5th Anniversary!

Ben brought me these beautiful flowers on his lunch break.

Friday the 12th of September was our fifth wedding anniversary. I am very blessed with my wonderful husband, Ben. Sometimes it doesn't seem like 5 years ago that we got married, and other times it seems like we've been married forever. haha
My mom sent us these cute vintage pillowcases. I like to think about the lives of the couple these pillowcases were made for so many years ago. :-)

Monday, September 8, 2008

Sewing lesson :-)

Most Mondays Sarah and Jessica Korda come over for a sewing lesson. They are doing really well, and pick things up very quickly. Today we started on some pretty cushions for the girls' rooms. You can see from the photos that Jessica and Sarah share my love for all things pink and floral. :-) It is a pleasure helping such sweet young ladies learn the useful art of sewing. Nathanael has a great time "helping", too. Haha Jessica(left) loves chandeliers, and brought her mini one to lesson today. It looks so cute hanging on my dining chair. :-) She named this little chandelier "Iris". While she was here today, she also started trying to think of names for all the cushions in my house. Haha Hilarious, but very cute.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Nathanael's "new" bed. :-)


We were given a single bed about a year ago to use for Nathanael, but I really wanted a white bed to go with the rest of his bedroom furniture. So my good friend, Melissa, and I painted it. I like it much better now. :-) I found the Peter Rabbit bedding on eBay, as well as the Peter Rabbit fabric that I used to make the square cushion. We had the bed all set up in time for Nathanael's birthday party day. I had wanted it all done in time for his actual birthday, but we had a few problems getting a mattress in time.
Nathanael loves his new "big bed". Especially loves jumping all over it. Haha

Nathanael's 2 year old Birthday Party!

Nathanael's 2nd Birthday party was last Saturday. It was a "Peter Rabbit" theme, which was cute. :-) Since Nathanael doesn't really know any kids his age, we invited a lot of his "older" friends from church. He especially loves his friend, Sarah (11) whom he calls "Wang Wang". We don't know why he calls her this, but it's cute. Haha
Everyone seemed to enjoy the party. :-)