Hi, just a quick note from me today while I eat a late lunch and wait for the white paint to dry on a hall table I'm painting for a friend. Autumn has finally arrived in Sydney and it's cool, drizzly and grey. Not that we can complain, as it's been a long summer here in beautiful Australia. I'm sure there'll be plenty more blue skies before winter arrives.
There are lots of lilies at our local farmers markets at the moment. The scent makes my head spin until I pull off the stamens and then I can admire their bold beauty. I have rescued a few blooms from a dying bunch and they now sit in a small ginger vase by our front door.
I've been sewing a few cushions lately - this pink one was one of my donations for a school fundraiser. I used a lovely pale pink velvet for the back and the ruffle and some bold floral material that I had originally bought a few years ago to make some fun pants for my girl (which I never got around to and it's sat in my fabric stash). These sorts of cushions are fairly easy to make - they are an envelope design and need no buttons or zipper. I will write a blog post the next time I make one. I think you would only need to be a novice seamstress to be able to make one. When I say easy I mean they would be easy if you could remember where you've put your pin cushion when you sew it and don't have to hold it all together with your fingers as you are sewing (I've got to learn to put things away properly).
This is the hall table I'm painting white for my lovely friend, Rachel. It's coming up a treat. Nothing like white paint to make something beautiful!
I'm off to grab a coffee before school pick up and attend parent - teacher interviews.
Have a great afternoon