Sunday, 17 February 2013

the handmade bed

We picked up yet more boxes from mum's yesterday and I was delighted to find the rest of my fabric collection.  Included in the box was a beautiful white sheet decorated with large, hot pink flowers I'd found at the op shop years ago.  I bought it with patchwork in mind, but looking at it yesterday I couldn't bear to think of cutting it in to pieces.  The sheet is very much handmade, who knows by whom, but I thought of all the work that had gone in to it and just knew I couldn't repurpose it in to something else.  Instead, it seemed perfect for a little girl's bedroom - and I know just the girl!  Sophie's bed is now a glorious riot of colour - and nearly all handmade.

In a kind of spirally, clockwise direction from top left:

  • Thrifted floral pillowcase (this and the white sheet are the only machine made items on the bed)
  • Orange and pink stripe and patchwork cushion with Gocco printed grasses (me)
  • Pink Ken Done doona cover (mum - which was made for me when I was about 14!)
  • Strip sewn quilt (me)
  • Cream and pink crochet rug (unknown maker, bought by a family friend from a market)
  • Hand printed quilt with fruit trees and more (Kate - made as a present for Sophie)
  • Sleeping girl cushion (me)
  • Thrifted white sheet with hot pink flowers (unknown maker)

All so delicious it makes me want to curl up in there and have a nap!

See you later!

PS I had to edit this to add in a couple of things I forgot - that's what you get for listening to someone doing their school reading at the same time...  must not multi-task, it is very over-rated!

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    1. I know where you'll be hanging out next time you come over!

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  2. What a beautiful collection of pretty linens. I love that you still have your 14 yr old doona cover (good old Ken Done) and the sleeping girl cushion you made is gorgeous.

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    1. Thanks Kylie! That makes it a - heh hem - nearly 26 year old doona cover!!

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  3. Gorgeous bed! Nothing much gorgeous in this house with all the occupants being male....

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    1. Thanks! It is lovely to indulge the inner pink - funnily enough I wasn't really in to pink and pretty when I was younger, but love it now. I was more a tomboy back then!

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