Tuesday, November 19, 2013

some new things, pretty bridal cape


finally feeling up to posting.  not many photos though as   I cannot seem to find my memory cards anywhere unfortunately!

I tried to take a couple of photos but my camera can only store a couple on its internal memory..

Anyway, these are from a pretty Bavarian dinner set I found a few days ago in a thrift store!  the first roses from my garden, and some lilacs about to bloom!

I have been meaning to change the wallpaper forever, just havent had time... really want mouldings applied to the walls.

I have been repainting the whole house though, which is a massive job... even the skirtings and cornices, all the doors and frames! 

And this is a little bridal cape I made.  I stitched the chiffon and tule and applied all the flowers... babies breath, aldomedra, and geraldton wax with an pretty anemone in the center...

Have been doing a lot of flowers, and its almost the end of semester which is portfolio time!  I have a lot of work to do and considering I cant find my memory cards I am going to struggle!

Havent felt like blogging a lot lately as I lost a dear friend.  I wont go into details but it was a horrible, unexpected accident and everyone who knew him and the family were just devastated.

I m sorry once again that I have been a bad blogger!  Hopefully my memory cards will turn up and i can take some pics of everything I have been meaning to lately!!

                                                              lots of love   Laura xxxx

Monday, October 7, 2013

been a while!!


wow, I cant believe how long its been since I last posted!!   Have been doing so much!!!

I started a new job... then left! it didnt turn out as expected!  Had some issues with my son at school and some other family problems!  as well as assessments! : )  

got some great stock the other day from the flower market.  And some pretty feather roses!

Ranunculus are in season; Love them! they are so sweet and have an innocence about them.

My new Prairie couture book came!!!  Its one of my favourites!  

Will make sure i post a bit more ...  have lots to share!

hope you are all well; will be visiting you all as soon as I can!
Laura xxxx

Thursday, September 5, 2013


hello,  finally spring has arrived...
we have still had a lot of rain, but summer will be here before we know it!

I dyed this duvet cover a very light denim blue... perhaps too light, will hav to giv it another quick dip...

Have lots of roses at the moment!  

And stock... was the last miserable bunch of pink left in the market...

and my sister in law gave me this bunch of roses... so pretty!  

I covered an old box to look a bit prettier... really want to do some more!   I also covered a note pad.. but seem to have misplaced it!!

Really love the Creme de menthe rose.. has a pretty vintage look

Have been finding more china...  this little set is from england... although a lot of the writing has worn off

time to get washing!!

Have had many assignments and flower jobs lately... so havent been blogging much or visiting anyone... please accept my apologies... i feel so bad.. Right now i am going to the school to watch my son at sport carnival!  then hoping to spend a lovely afternoon in blogland!!!

lots of love everyone!!
laura xxx

Monday, August 12, 2013

just relaxing

good morning!!

I have lately been posting on friday/sat. but didnt manage this weekend! and yesterday was kind of busy too!

I m spending a lovely relaxing day at home today thank heavens!

Winter is almost over! yay!! one second its raining really hard, the next blue skies and sunshine!

this is the view out from my alfresco area; to the bush behind our garden.

We did have a very high , green hedge up to the top of the fence, but my husband chopped it all down to replace it with rosemary.  They have a long way to go!!!
Cant wait for summer then we can get the pool cover off and enjoy the water!

Reading some wedding books for inspiration; we have a wedding to do this weekend.. ! so excited!

I bought a new outdoor rug; it is woven with pale blue leather and some faded silvery leather too.  doesnt show up too well in the pics...

some fabrics to cover my coathangers.... and pretty wildflowers...

I bought a new slipcover for my sofa the other day... the light is always so awful in my sitting room!!!

It was a taupe colour, but i washed it with rit denim blue... just very light.. more of a grey/stone colour now.

hope everyone is well and having a great, happy week!

Laura xxxx

Friday, August 2, 2013



have you all had a lovely week? Mine was wonderful, some lovely visits with auntie and uncle from england.. Lots of eating out! and a little bit of sunshine!

a little star I made from lace and wire...

just noticed that I have unconsciously bringing little angels into my home, in different ways...

Perhaps thinking of my angel ..  not that I am ever not thinking of him!... 

The new name for my blog is mostly to do with Sam...  I see him sometimes in my dreams!  dreams that I don`t want to ever end!    To be close to him and hold him...    he is only a dream away...   Not in the way i would prefer! but its the closest I can get for the time being!

I do believe that we will one day be reunited..

Arent these Canterbury bells just so pretty!  I havent bought them before but its nice to get something a bit different!

Started making rosettes, planning to do some more this afternoon.  Currently moving my son's bedroom around at his request!  I knew it would turn into a big job and tried to delay as long as possible!  so we are in the middle of going through all the toys. ugh!  not fun!! but has to be done every once in a while!

have a lovely weekend and thankyou for visiting and for your beautiful comments!
Laura xx

Thursday, July 25, 2013

shabby vignettes on a rainy day!

Hello, friday again; my favourite time of the week!

Made some very lovely finds over the week and enjoying a drizzly, wet day at home, creating little vignettes....

I have been able to pick up lots of pretty little china bowls and dishes... ill definently keep collecting, but its not easy!  

I found the pretty candleabra in a pretty home store the other day.. not old, but has a lovely patina!

My peonies smell amazing! they were discounted and as its cooler right now; they are lasting a lot longer than they do in december!

I purchased this gorgeous little drawer this morning.. I spied it on a vintage homewares page and it finally came up for sale yesterday. I was so worried i would miss it as i had college, but I was first to comment sold.. so it was mine!  a total steal at only fifty five dollars!!!

Love the carved legs with the touches of gold!

You can see from my pics that it is a very dark day! lots of wind and wild wet weather!!!  I must go in a sec to take my son to the dr as he is getting a bit of a chest infection.  hope he doesnt spread it to me, mums need to be healthy and i have had my fair share of being sick this year!

Although I have to dash, I will come back to my blog when i get home; I have decided to make a couple of little changes.  Although i had started my business and registered it etc.  I have been so busy that I havent been able to devote a lot of time to it.  But a friend has asked me to join her business which I am excited about...
She has a really great business mind and a lot of enthusiasm... We are going to make great partners!

So... I was also rethinking my blog...  The vision I had when I started blogging again, has perhaps changed... I have thought of a new name for my blog... Its inspired by my beautiful angel, my son in heaven, Sam...  I think i will need to keep the same url, and i may have changed the header by the time you are here...
Must go!
Have a fabulous weekend to everyone!
Laura xxxx

linking to shabby art boutique