First of all, thank you SO much for all your lovely comments - I really appreciate them, and it was great to get back to blogging with such a response! I will try if possible to reply to them, I am always time restricted, and recently my boys' nap time has diminished dramatically, so less precious time for mini-ing!
The above photo is of the bedroom as I left it in the last post... let's play a game of spot the difference! (can you tell I have been hanging out with two and a half year olds?)
Here's the bedroom after a couple of additions....
That's right, bedhangings! Sadly not my beautiful embroidered silk ones, they are going through a research process at the minute... but I thought that I couldn't leave the bed bare in the meantime, and made some quick drapes and a top sheet.
The lace on the sheet was kindly given to me by Elga - thank you! - and is pure cotton. This is important, as it drapes and folds well when I use my 'draping and folding' technique. It's made with the same method that I used for the valance tutorial here. Sitcky and messy, but very quick.
That's not all.... look carefully, and you will see that I finished the bedroom chair!
This is my latest adventure in upholstery... I have quite a lot to learn about getting the fabric very taut and tight on the edges without getting glue everywhere. It is a little tricky, because when I embroider something, it takes so long that any mistakes in the upholstering process have to stay, I can't just rip it off and start fresh with new fabric. So it is quite daunting...
I think it came out ok. I made some edging cord with silk button thread, and I think I will have to invest in a crazy-corder!
Here's the close up - quite a bright palette of colours, but I didn't want the bedroom to get too yellow, and I think this flower combination gives it a little 'pop' of colour.
And now I need your help! Does anyone know where I can get a monterey birdcage kit that will ship to Europe for a reasonable sum? I have tried a few places, but they either only send to the US, or the shipping is exhorbitant for such a small thing! Or if you have any other ideas for similar birdcages, I would love to know...