Listen to the rain

Let it soothe your spirit. Smell the freshness. Hear the patterns. See the cleansing. The way trees and plants drink it in. Feel the renewal.

-Patrick Lindsay




Thursday, 29 January 2015

Bee happy ..... updated sofa

Last year I decided to paint and re-cover this pretty sofa to freshen it up.
 
 
I made a patchwork cover for the bottom half and plain fabric was used for the back.

 
I was really pleased with the transformation but I have been busy decorating the kitchen/diner over the last couple of weeks and have changed the Cath Kidston wallpaper for hare wallpaper and the sofa didn't match any more.
 
So I re-covered it again!

 
I used a linen table cloth for the back piece of fabric and some grey velvet from Ikea for the bottom piece. I also used my daisy patterned tacks to hold the fabric in place.

 
I am really pleased with the finished look and found some rabbit cushions to compliment the whole scheme.
 
Have you got any projects planned?
 
Bee happy x

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Bee happy ...... Christmas photo shoot

I wanted to share some good news with you.
 
Last week my home was styled and photographed all dressed for Christmas by the lovely Naomi Jones and Robert Sanderson.
 
This is a little sneaky peak of one of the shots taken.
 
It was an amazing day and I can't wait to see the photos.
 
Look out next year for more photos in a home magazine for Christmas 2015!
 
 
Bee happy x
 
 

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Bee happy .... countdown to Christmas

I wanted to share my Christmas advent with you now it is finished.
 
There is a small gift in each bag for the Christmas advent.
 



 
Hope you all enjoy the Christmas countdown!
 
Bee happy x

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Bee happy .... make an advent gift calender

I have been busy gathering little gifts, presents and sweet treats for making our Christmas advent calendar this year.
 
This years colours are grey and white and the bags will be sealed with this cute star washi tape.
 
I found these numbered stickers on Pinterest and printed them off onto A4 sticker paper.
 
Each bag will be numbered for a little treat each day in December.
 
 
What advent are you having this year?
 
Bee happy x



Friday, 31 October 2014

Bee happy ....... visit the flower market

Who loves going to the flower market?
 
I visited out local market this morning and found these beautiful vintage style roses at £1 a bunch.
 
I quickly snapped up the last 3 bunches!
 
 
I love roses when they are looking a little faded and shabby, they have so much character!

 
Hope you all have a happy weekend!
 
Bee happy x

Thursday, 9 October 2014

Bee happy ..... kitchen settee renovation is finished

Do you remember these fabrics which I shared with you?
 
They were for updating my kitchen settee, in the end I used them all.
 
 
I am really pleased with the finished look and the dogs love it too!
 
I painted the frame in Annie Sloan Old White and stitched together a section of fabric pieces to make one larger piece for the bottom.

 
I used my trusty staple gun and glue gun and added a little more padding to make it softer to sit on.




 
Bee happy x

 

Friday, 5 September 2014

Bee happy ...... update a settee

I have had this lovely settee for a while now in the kitchen but it was looking quite dirty (from the dogs) and the woodwork was yellowing so I thought it was time for a make over.
 

 
These are the fabrics I have chosen to recover with, now the hard work begins ......

 
Bee happy x