Tuesday, 22 June 2010

The Homemade Home.

The Homemade Home by Sania Pell. I love this book, bursting with gorgeous pictures, styling and fifty pretty projects that add a bit of extra flair to everyday life. Most of which can be made with things you would find laying about the house like fabric scraps, broken jewellery, tired furniture or old jam jars. A perfect way to brighten up a dull corner and make the most of rainy weekend mornings.

I have been saving some liberty lawn cotton for ages and decided to finally tear it up. The first project from the book that I tried was these fabric covered coat hangers, I have loads of plain old hangers from my high street shopping addiction that are looking rather sad, so now all of my dresses are going to get the royal treatment. I didn't have wire hangers but these ones ended up showing more of the fabric and I am super pleased with them, I will post a photo of them all together next time.

All watermarked images by photographer Penny Wincer for The Homemade Home available from publisher CICO Books

If the good weather fails to last and you get driven back indoors what will you be making this week? I would love it if you were to post some links and share. Happy midweek.

25 comments:

Simply Mel said...

Your closet will be filled with fabulous florals ~ what a great idea!

My plan for the week is to make a vintage tricycle into a pink princess ride for my lil' crumb!

Lobster and swan said...

how lovely, make sure to post a picture,

beautiful pink cake over at http://reverie-daydream.blogspot.com/ BTW!

A Flourishing Perspective said...

Oh! I love it!!! The bottles and jars with flowers in them are gorgeous. I also love the hanger you made, your closet will be beautiful.

Erika=]

jules @ The Diversion Project said...

looks like a fabulous book, great images

pygmyponders said...

oooh, this book looks lovely.

Suzanne said...

Hi Jeska, I will be visiting : http://blancetcaramel.blogspot.com/
I have asked her if I can feature her in my blog. Lots of other homemade lovliness x

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Charlotte said...

They look great - I will be baking this weekend and hopefully making some lemonade as long as the sun holds out!

Blue Skies
Charlotte xx

http://housewife-chic.blogspot.com

Cherry Ann Art said...

love it all !!!

Becky said...

Ooo lovely! I have some Liberty fabric that I have been holding onto for awhile now - this post may just have inspired me to dust off the sewing machine and make those cushion covers I've been meaning to make...

Kate Kelleher said...

Great photography and interesting ideas.

We made butterfly wings for my little ones to tie to their backs to fly in the garden, while I try to paint my own butterflies for a piece I am working on. I did not get far!

http://www.blueskybutterflystudio.blogspot.com/

Rachel Anne Cronin said...

These look lovely, i will definitely be ordering this book, however i'm flat hunting at the moment (very depressing)and i've sworn not to buy or make anything for it until i've found somewhere!

Louis Duke said...

your blog just makes me happy
plain and simple

Anonymous said...

Love the hangers!!!!!

XOXO,

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That's Not My Age said...

Fantastic - I'm looking for a birthday present for my friend and this is perfect. Thanks!

manon 21 said...

j'aime beaucoup!

Bonne soirée

Manon

Indie.Tea said...

Its very bright and beautiful, I like the little bottles and jars (I love vintage-y bottles and have a few scattered around my loft-thingy)

Punctuation Mark said...

i love homes that are a reflection of their owners and dying to see a photo of what you do with your closet

Eleanor said...

oh wow - beautiful! i'll definatly have to cutomise some hangers now! :)
http://improcrastinate.blogspot.com

Rosa Blu said...

This book is so wonderful, I've bought it a few months ago when I read about it on Holly Becker's blog decor8!

Enjoy your day!

follyandglee said...

I much prefer your version of the hanger - so great to see more of the fab fabric.

katie said...

those are such cool ideas! wish i had more time for something like that...this week i'll be crocheting slippers for my upcoming etsy account. i've already made cozies for ipods and coffee mugs!!!

Jenni said...

what a gorgeous post of inspiration, your hanger is fab!

kat said...

Thanks for sharing pages from this book. I don't think the front cover actually does it justice. It looks alot nicer than I'd imagined.
Kat x

Anna Walker said...

Oh my gosh! I would love to make stuff like that. A homemade home sounds lovely for anyone to have :)

http://annawalker1992.blogspot.com/