Sunday, December 7, 2008

A big weekend

.  .  .  a lot of the time,
surprise surprise, I found myself in .  .  .  
my garden.  I did manage however, a Shopping Trip with teacher friends to Melbourne.  We hired a little bus, and off we went to the "big shops" for a day out.  I bought myself a new doona cover, take a look below.  Everyone said "oh you could have made that Annie!!"  but it was 'kinda nice' just to buy something special in the style that I love and the velvet bits exactly match my curtains.  I was very happy to tuck up under it last night.
I did do a 'spot' of sewing on Friday night .  .  .
BTW if you want a great tutorial on how to make these little beauties, visit Our Shabby Cottage, as I understood these instructions really well, which is saying something, as I am usually HOPELESS with instructions.  
.  .  .  but the rest of the time was spent in the garden.


15 comments:

Rachelmp said...

What a great weekend. I spent mine chasing children... Love that little house fabric!

handmaiden said...

fab garden photos as always and some good shopping thrown in

bennie and patsy said...

beautiful Flowers.
Patsy

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

I agree with Rachel - that house fabric is adorable! It's far too cold here to spend much time outside - I still find it hard to understand Christmas being in the summer for you - totally weird!!!!

Lucy xxx

Catherine said...

Your garden photos are amazing!!! Can I ask where your little name tags came from...they look great on your purses! Gorgeous fabrics! Not many days left!! Cathy

Melanie said...

What a lovely cover. i know what you mean. If you always said "no I can make that" you'd be rushed off your feet and never get that special feeling of "someone else made this". I swear ready chopped salads taste better than when i've chopped them. LOL

Stunning garden beauties, and what an unusual fabric. Love it!

our shabby cottage said...

Great pics Annie and did I spy lots of little zippy purses?

Stina said...

Love the flowers!!! :o)
We have -21 C today...so the flowers is a pretty sight...;o)

Michelle said...

if my garden looked that nice i would be there too...thanks so much for the link...i was wanting to make some of these up for christmas and i do have a pattern but i love trying new ones especially if the instructions are easy...

Jenny said...

I love your doona cover with the velvet bits-very nice to get yourself a treat. Sounds like a fun trip to the big shops. Love your garden photos and those zippy purses are cool!

picciolo said...

gorgeous flowers Annie, and what is a doona cover? Is it like a sofa cover?
: )

Carrie P. said...

Beautiful photos as usual. Thanks for the sharing the tutorial.

Leanne said...

A shopping trip to the big smoke....I'm sure you bought more than a quilt cover.

Guðrún said...

Is the pink big flower, picture no. 2, a rose?

Andrea said...

Oh, I wish I had a garden! Oh well...the velvet on that cover is lovely!