Wednesday 24 December 2014

Styling the Seasons: December

Well here it is…Merry Christmas! I’m finishing off this year with the simplest of #StylingTheSeasons posts to illustrate my happy Christmas news – we have a house! Well a flat with a mortgage for life but whatever – house! 

As you can imagine the last month (or y’know six months…) has been a bit up in the air getting our little pad tied in. But after a year of in-between living I’m already settling in very nicely to our new home. And am going to finish off the year cooking Christmas dinner for the first time, just for me and boy. Nice.

One of the first things I did when we got the keys was put up this beautiful Liberty print wreath up on the front door. You like? I’m very smugly pleased to say – I made this!
I had a little help though…as this was created at the #SewLiberty event at wonderful Liberty back in November, which I was invited to by Charlotte from Lotts & Lots and Katy from Apartment Apothecary – the clever ladies behind the Styling the Seasons project.

On that lovely day the kind folk at Liberty put on lashings of tea, cake (including my first mince pie of the season) and then came the fabrics – oh so many beautiful fabrics for me and a wonderful gang of bloggers (including some old friends, new faces and the gals behind blogs I’ve known and loved for years) to play with.

The Styling the Season ladies and Liberty’s team invited us to make something wonderfully festive from the beautiful fabrics and we did just that! All made even easier with The Homemakery shop’s donation of excellent crafting products and invaluable advice (for the, ahem, less nimbly finger for us a.k.a. muggins here).
So using a Homemakery wreath ring, gorgeous gold ribbon, a truck load of pins and the truly divine (and aptly named) Lucy Daisy C, Tana Lawn liberty fabric I made this beaut.

It was such a wonderful day and I’m *so* happy to be able to hang it on my door (just) in time for Christmas. I'm planning to pop a little peek into the flat someday soon too…once we are box free :)

Merry Christmas!