19 March 2014

NO SEW Slip Covers...

I kid you not...
NO SEW Slip Covers!
This would have to be the simplest project I have ever done.
From start to finish it took half an hour.
It would probably have been finished quicker, 
but the first pair of squabs covered
I managed to place in the fabric wrong way round, 
so had to redo.
Remember the 'ZIP TO THE BACK RULE' people!
So here is the end result...
What do you think?
Want to know how?
SIMPLY use small safety pins!
That's the super secret NO SEW bit.
(I saw this idea on Pinterest.)
You can use a piece of fabric
cut to size,
and SIMPLY
(don't you LOVE that word?)
place your squab onto it
(Or squabs x 2 as I did)
on the fabric and wrap it neatly.
Just as if you are wrapping a parcel.
And then all you do is...
SIMPLY place the safety pins in strategic positions 
to hold it all in place!
I used an old duvet cover
as I really liked the piping effect,
and I was being frugal, 
repurposing what I had.
So minutes after the newly covered squabs were place on the
covered patio couch,
 the comfort testing team promptly arrived!
"Yes...superb", said Shanti-Rose!
(Remember that you are inspecting my Mamma's NO SEW Couch Covers 
and not my obvious addiction to cat treats!) 
"So comfy, and now I am feeling sleepy"...said Tucker!
"Looks good...comfort approved...we've decided to stay!".
Emmm, Tucker and Shanti-rose
 may well have couch to people sharing issues I think!



13 March 2014

A little 'French Country'...

 Sharing a sweet French Country tablescape...
 Garden gathered roses in a rustic chippy vase...
 placed on a metal worked and glass plate stand...
 With bird finial...
 Cute, don't you think?
 Can you smell the deliciousness of the roses?
 My Grandmothers antique pearls 
 look stunning in this tablescape...
  I love the way they catch the light...
 And add a little class and elegance...
 Placed upon the favourite butterfly table runner...
It brings me joy every time I walk past the table!

5 March 2014

A Teacup of Pretty!

Today I picked the smallest of posies...
And it looked simply fabulous in my antique china teacup.
 So pretty in fact the camera just clicked...
 and clicked...
 and clicked...
 so that I could share these pretty images with you.
 Sweet alyssum and zinnias in shades of white...
 Pansies...
And mini purple balloon flowers...
In a sweet china teacup displayed on purple ruffled fabric.
Now that's a vignette sure to make you all smile!