Saturday, 2 January 2010

Start as you mean to go on.....

I am no good at sticking to New Years Resolutions but this year I am determined to make some changes in my life. One is to seriously curb unnecessary spending. I've never been one to go out and buy expensive things on a whim but if I see little bargains here and there, I grab them thinking it's only cheap but actually they all add up to quite a lot in the long run.

I'll also be making an effort to get off my bum and make more instead of blog-hopping for hours on end under the guise of looking for tutorials/patterns/inspiration!

I have actually started this today and made some pillowcases to go with my beautiful LA bedding. Instead of sitting around thinking about how nice it would be to have some I sat at the sewing machine and made them! I'm amazed at how quick and easy it was to make pillowcases!

The picture isn't great but the pink candy stripe goes really well with the roses (above) and I can't wait to get them on the bed! A bargain too as they are made from a sheet bought in a CS for pennies!

One other promise I have made myself is to comment more on the blogs I read. For some reason I don't often feel I have anything useful to say but then I realised how much I love reading comments on my posts, whatever they say. So if you have a blog, look out for my random nonsense in your comments!

Happy New Year!


  1. Hello!
    Happy New the striped pillowcases!xxx

  2. They look the perfect match for the roses! Well done :D I so know what you mean with that resolution... that also falls under my 'doing my job better' resolution ;) Plus it's so much more fun hunting out the bargains and making it yourself isn't it? :)

  3. Happy New Year, loving your pillow cases, they are fabby. I hope 2010 brings you everything you wish for.
    Luv Sophie xxx

  4. Hi there!
    Thanks for visiting my blog!!
    I love the bit about you being a 'terrible housewife!!' (made me laugh!)

    Have fun! ;-)