Sunday, 13 October 2013

Special treats

Last week I was off at the hairdressers to get my unruly locks tended to.  Having my hair done is a treat in itself as not only is my hairdresser a good friend, she also does a fantastic job.  I have to travel a little way to get to her but that doesn't bother me too much as not far from her is a Spotlight and a Bunnings store.  I went to Spotlight looking for a particular item which I found out they didn't stock but what I did come home with was this.

The most beautiful quilted coverlet and two pillow shams.  I love the colours and patterns, so appealing to the boho side of me.  The most amazing thing about this purchase was the price which was reduced by $100 so I paid $60 for the coverlet.  Bargain.  I couldn't purchase the fabric for that price.

I recently purchased some books from the Book Depository with money Mum sent me for my birthday.  I chose arty crafty books.  One is about making your own stamps and the the other two are books about creative lettering and mixed media art to help me with ideas for art journaling.


There is plenty to keep me busy in these books.

Work on the studio is continuing with hubby working on the roof and roof insulation.  Yesterday I continued painting the outside with the help of my niece.  The last couple of months my niece who is training to be a paramedic has been visiting us and we have been spending crafty days together.  We have so many interests in common and it is a joy to be spending time with her.  She stayed overnight Friday so we had more time with her which was lovely.  She made us the most amazing pecan and coconut slice which is delicious and perfect to have with morning coffee.  

Today it's raining so work outside has stopped and to be honest hubby and I are a bit weary and a quieter day is probably a good thing.

Have a fabulous week.

Anne  xx


  1. Hey Anne, love the coverlet, it's just gorgeous and what a bargain too.....bonus.
    Your studio is coming along nicely. Love the pic looking through the roof, almost be nice with a glass roof, but Summer might be a little warm!!
    Great selection of books, particularly like the stamp book. I'm sure you'll find lots of interesting and useful inspiration in them. Have fun, I look forward to seeing the studio progress.....
    Enjoy your week,

    Claire x

  2. Hello Anne, this is such a fun post. Your new quilt is amazing.
    It has such an incredible mix of patterns and colors. How could you not have sweet dreams sleeping under that:) Tell me what is more fun that art books? Yours look very interesting and wonderfully inspiring.
    Your building project is coming right along . . . it won't be long now, until you will be furnishing the inside:) I'm so happy for you.
    Have a great week.
    Your blogging sister, Connie :)

  3. Hi Anne,it's raining here as well today and it's forecast to stay all day. A quiet day will suit me too :0)
    Your studio is looking good and I LOVE the books you chose. I'm drawing at the moment after a break ...and I'm really enjoying it but feeling rusty already.
    Glad to hear you are spending some enjoyable time with your niece.
    Jacquie x

  4. OOh, your new quilt cover is fabulous - just love the colours too. And those lovely inspiring books!
    Your studio is taking shape, it'll be done before you know it.
    Have a happy new week ahead,

  5. what a great quilt you found, nice and colourful :)

    Those books look great too, I hope they'll inspire lots of lovely projects for you! The studio is looking good.

  6. Ooh, so exciting to see your studio taking shape! And how lovely to have your niece's help. I have three nieces but they live a long way away and I hardly ever see them.

    And I love your bargain quilty find ... what luck!

  7. Love the coverlet.. stunning colours. Your studio is coming along great.
    Julie x

  8. Gorgeous quilt & the books look inspiring. Your studio is really coming on & going to be wonderful.

  9. Oooo Anne the quilt is stunning. And you are making such great progress with the studio too. Needless to say its raining here now and this sadly really does mark the end of our summer. X


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