Friday, 4 November 2011

Tiny Tidy Cottage

I was very lucky recently to win a giveaway hosted by Isabelle at Suzy's Vintage Attic. The giveaway was to promote Isabelle's new blog Tiny Tidy Cottage, which she has created to sell some of her lovely new and vintage items. In Isabelle's own words...

"I live in a stone cottage in the beautiful Somerset countryside. I love my home but there isn't enough room to accommodate all the things I have bought/collected over the years and keep buying. To keep my home tidy and clutter free and to make room for new arrivals, I have a regular clear out. Instead of using a well know online auction site or dress agency, I have created this blog to sell some of my own personal items.
I will be selling: Clothing, accessories, textiles, books, magazines, home wares, jewellery and more... (Modern, old, used & new)
HAPPY SHOPPING!"

Isabelle generously offered a choice of two books as a giveaway prize, the one I picked was...

...The Liberty Book Of Home Sewing.

It's a beautifully presented book, packed full of some rather nice household items to sew. I especially like the fabrics used for the quilt above.

This cushion cover looked unusual and very effective...

...as did this one.

And I've always had a hankering for a decent bean bag. I did get a bean bag one Christmas when I was in my early teens and I was delighted, till I sat on it and realised it was filled with blobby mishapen polystyrene packing lumps and not the nice slidey "beans" I was expecting - like the ones you can see here in my favourite bean bag film scene(!)

Thank you, Isabelle, for a wonderful prize. I am enjoying the book very much and may even be tempted to renew my aquaintance with my sewing machine (with whom I parted on bad terms rather a long time ago).

9 comments:

Toffeeapple said...

What a lovely book, I haven't seen a decent sewing tome for a while. Like you I haven't used my machine for a long time though we are still friends, it is time to use it again I feel!

Pomona said...

It looks a beautiful book - what a lovely prize to win!

Pomona x

Country Girl said...

How lovely to win such a gorgeous book!

June said...

What a great prize - lucky you. I agree the bean bag is a beauty!
June

Mrs. Micawber said...

I didn't know there were such things as nice slidey beans - I've only met the polystyrene kind.

That round buttoned pillow is wonderful.

What a nice book to win. I have a secret and unfulfilled passion for Liberty fabrics - they are way beyond the annual income. Perhaps when my ships comes in...

I still use my sewing machine, but I've come to realize I prefer working with yarn. Be sure to show off what you make from the book!

Diane said...

Fab prize!! After I had visited Liberty's in London for the first time, I decided that when I died I wanted my ashes sprinkling there! xxx

Andrea at Apples and Pears said...

What a lovely book! I love Liberty. There is a Liberty shop in York that is always good to visit xxx

Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

I am so glad that you like the book! I am going to order one for myself too.
I look forward to seeing the bean bag!
Have a great weekend
Isabelle x

Beth said...

What a great win! I had to nip over to the bean bag link, haven't seen that for ages, I'd totally forgotten about the whole scene in such a great movie. Think it's on my need to re-watch list now. Bethx

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