Wednesday, January 11, 2017

A Few Changes in The Boathouse

                                                                         Hello everyone,

                                                             I hope your week is going well.

                                                             When I was going through my old
                                                             photos I came across these shots
                                                             that I took of the Boathouse last
                                                             fall after I made some new pillows
                                                             for the bed and changed the quilt
                                                             to the reversible side.
I used to sew a lot but
now it seems I only make
simple pillows.

                                                                           The previous look or a least one
                                                                           of them. I enjoy playing house in
                                                                  old childhood pleasure.

A Christmas look.

                                         For those of you who don't know what
                                                   our little Boathouse looks like I have
                                                   included an outdoor shot of it from last

                                                      Well, I have my sewing machine set up
                                                    so I going to make a few more pillows
                                                    while I work up the courage to try to
                                                    make a slipcover for a wing back chair.
                                                      If you never see it here on the blog you
                                                    will know it was a total flop!

                                                                          Thank you for visiting,



podso said...

So charming and lovely. The pink is a wonderful "pop."

Bernideen said...

They are all lovely and I think the red Christmas one is my favorite!

Marta C said...

Looks really nice. Regards from Poland.

Vee said...

The boathouse is darling. The slipcovers sound ambitious...wishing you well!

Melody A. said...

Wow, what a beautiful space, I wish you would come decorate my bedroom!! it needs help. Obviously , you are very accomplished so I am sure your slip cover will be great. Look forward to seeing it. Happy Sewing as I always tell my customers. from Iowa

Galina Laikova said...

I like your blog - it's so amazing!

Barbara Ayers said...

Good luck with your slipcovers! You will do great. Just think of them as very big pillows, with lots of piping!
Warm wishes, Barbara

Charlotte Neve Grün/ Hos Villa Fryd said...

So nice and shabby Carolyn.

Lovely day

Annabelle said...

My favourite is the Christmas bedroom. I'm sure those slip covers are going to be just charming. I look forward to seeing the finished projects.

dizzyizzy said...

I love the boathouse on every season. I love the red/white together. I have every confidence that the slip cover will be perfect!

A Joyful Cottage said...

I love your boathouse. So charming. I hope your slipcover for the wingback chair is a success. This is something I've been pondering for a wingback we have.

Marilyn McLeod @ Pink Paper Cottage said...

I LOVE the pops of pink in the first photos... and with that teal blue.. oh so pretty. I have the EXACT SAME FABRIC as in your photo with the red checked throw on the bed, and with the bed ruffle and the matching curtains. I just LOVE that fabric! Got it years ago and can't find anything like it now. I just pulled it out the other day to make a pretty pillow case for my bed.. but can't bear to use it up... so I went and scanned it into my computer so I can print it again on muslin and also make some scrapbook paper from it!

I mostly make pillows these days, and pillowcases. Wishing you the best on your slipcovers. I covered a big couch once, years ago, and it was alot of work and once it was done, I swore I'd never do another! But that was upholstering, not a slipcover. I bet you'll do just fine on yours!

Naturegirl said...

Carolyn this is certainly every girls dream house young or! sigh. have a glorious weekend.

violi igłą malowane said...

Pięknie.uwielbiam oglądać twoje zdjęcia..

Dee Nash said...

HI Carolyn, I just wanted to write and tell you how much I enjoy your blog. Thank you for sharing your home with us. ~~Dee

Pamela Gordon said...

I like the fresh springy look of the pink and white linens. It looks lovely. Good luck with the slipcover. Have a great week ahead.

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Janet Sanford said...

Happy New Year Carolyn ....Wonderful boat house arrangement as usual...I LOVE the pink pop of color ...really takes the eye up to your lovely pillows
I too can't sew like I used to ..Spinal Surgery and it killed a load of nerves in my sewing arm .
But I do like to make simple pillows as well
Mainly from Thrift store fabric ...
Thanks for your constant inspiration
I LOVE to read and look at your blog
Happy Days to you

daniele collon said...

Votre blog est un vrai plaisir, il est élégant et les sujets sont bien pensés, merci pour ces moments de bonheur !
Danièle (FRANCE)

Christa atCedarmereFarm said...

BEAUTIFUL as always. Happy New Year Carolyn.