Monday, 16 March 2009

A Pouffe!

I went up to the city with Lucy on Friday to buy some more material for the bits and pieces I've been doing for her sitting room. I'll take some photos of the window seat and curtain but every time I go round I forget my camera. This is howI spent Sunday. She asked me to cover a pouffe for her and this is how it came out. I'm pretty pleased with it. Before it had a very frilly floral cover. I should have taken a before and after photo, but wasn't that organised.
I did this yesterday as Lucy has her elderly mum-in-law coming to stay today and wanted it for her to put her feet on.

We had a fun day out at the shops, looking at fabric, trying on clothes, lunch was very nice - great homemade quiche and salad with a bread roll in a boulangerie/café , with an expresso to finish off. I have to say I was very good and only window shopped.

It's been a lovely day here today warm, sun shining, birds singing, daffodils out in flower - all very springlike. By the way we're forecast snow next week apparently, so I won't put my winter woollies away just yet. I've hung the washing on the line and it's dried, how satisfying is that. I really do need to get out more, getting excited because the washing has dried outside - I don't know! I've just baked a cake ready for when Holly and Olly get home from school, it was going to be chocolate but turned into lemon, fancied a change.

Right, I'm off to get the washing in.
Take care.


MelMel said...


Glad you had such a super day!xxx

Anonymous said...

I love the red on that.Looks great.Glad to hear you enjoyed your day.I think here when it snows so close to spring (Spring is on friday)its called the onion, really maybe people plant their onion bulbs this early.Oh the day sounds lovely there here its gloomy and cool.Yum Lemon sounds good.I havent had cake for the longest time.I dont bake much and my mom when she does we have greek stuff so.last was Christmas had lots of Greek cookies and baklava.UGH! I better stop thinking of them my mouth is watering lol.

Floss said...

I totally agree with you about the washing on the line - I've been loving it for the last few days too. The pouffe is great. A friend has just given me three very dull things she called small shelves, but I think they have potential as storage/seating. I may have a go at doing them up a bit like your pouffe, if I feel brave enough...

Ali ~ Betty & Violet said...

Lovely pouffe!

Just stopped by to say thank you so much for the lovely award today! Such a nice surprise...I will forward it on later in the week, when I have had a chance to think of my list.

I have had the washing out today too ~ I think only the second time this year!

MaryPoppins said...

What adlightfully looking pouffe, I love them and I too love the wonderful word,
POUFFE, I love the way it sounds :)

I would so love to go to France again, we honymooned in Paris and we travelled around somewhat, delightful, I enjoyed every minute of it


MaryPoppins said...

A delightfully :)


Surfer Rosa said...

Oh that's gorgeous (I wouldn't let anyone put their feet on it if it were mine!!!)
I love the fabric - my bedroom curtains and bedside lampshades are a red/white ticking stripe - they always look so smart and fresh.

lou said...

You are clever it looks lovely!

Well done for window shopping, I always find when I’m window shopping I see more things I like.
You are not the only sad one I got excited about getting all my dry washing in, just don’t tell anyone! ;0)
Love Lou xxx

bex said...

oh! i love washing dry off of the line!!!....and lemon cake!! lucky you

i cant sew said...

mmmmm lemon cake, i have feeling one of my very first posts was about lemon cake!!
great work on the poofff!

Country Bliss said...

It is lovely to be able to dry the washing outside, it's like summer here but I'd love some more snow! Poufee looks great.
Yvonne x

Shabby Chick said...

Sorry I missed this before, the pouffe looks great!

I love washing on the line too :)


Shabby Chick said...

Hi again Nicky

You need to go on to make a mosaic picture. You have to upload pictures onto flickr first but it's fairly straightforward :)

Mel xxx

Floss said...

Hi there again! In answer to your question, Son 2 in CM2 gets Wednesdays off this year, and Son 1 in 6ieme is off on Wednesday afternoons. We fill the time with a piano lesson, a visit to the kine for the little one (minor scoliose), and dog walking! Oh, and homework, unfortunately. Of course, tomorrow is a strike day and the primary school is shut, while Son 1 only has a PE lesson (I'm afraid he's not going in for that - he's coming to work with me instead!) So there's a bit of a holiday feel this evening.

Laura said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog.....just checked out yours and it is so FUN! Love the pouf and will be back to read more soon!

gingerwine said...

I have no washing at all to do at the moment thanks to the weather!!

thriftymrs said...

I do like your pouffe, very pretty.

Glad you had a lovely day.

LissyLou said...

In response to the Lush cleanser, you can get it online at it's with the cleansers and is about £5 i think. It's called herbalism. It does take a little while to get used to it. You take a peasized amount mix it in your palm with some water and scrub it over your face and then rinse off. I bought a little pot for mine as it only comes wrapped in paper. I thinkt it took about a week before i started to notice a difference. I also splash my face with cold water at the end to close my pores!! It lasts quite a while and i always keep it abit longer than the use by date. I don't use anything else anymore, no toner and i rarely use moisturiser as that seemed to make my face oiler. Hope that helps x

bekimarie said...

Hi Nicky

I seem to of missed your last few posts (not sure how).
Isn't it lovely to be able to hang your washing on the line. Unfortunately, we only have a front garden and live on a main road so I have to remember not to hang my smalls out lol!
Lovely pouffe!
Have a good weekend!
Take care
Beki xxx

Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

Hi Nicky
The Pouffe looks fantastic. Lovely fabrics. Sounds like you had a really good day out.
I like your description of your warm sunny day, baking a cake. Very much my kind of day! When the sun is out everything feels and looks so much better
Take care
Isabelle x

Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

Hi Nicky
Me again,I meant to ask you, how long have you lived in France and which part of France do you live in? I used to live in France and did most of my schooling there. My parents still live there and my sister who now lives on IOW is about to move back to France, this time with her 3 children. I am very happy living in the West Country but am always glad to go back to France for breaks and holidays. I miss the way of shopping for food out there, the markets especially!
A converted barn sound beautiful, you sound happy there.
Have a great weekend
Isabelle x



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