I've been neglecting the blog world and I have a good excuse. We've been busy.
So yes, the guestroom.
It's an okay room in general and doesn't need lots of work but there was this useless and lost space near the en-suite bathroom that I thought could do better.
My mother, Irma, arrives later today with my 8 y/o nephew, Mathias, in tow (or is that the other way round). They fight (argue, a bit) when they have to share a bed and bedding and he is getting a bit too grown up to sleep in the same bed as grandma.
To surprise him we made an inglenook bed for him in the forgotten corner of the room.
As luck would have it, the measurements corresponded with an IKEA kiddie mattress (160 x 70 cm) and a bookshelf for underneath.
And then I set Bert to work.
Nil, our last volunteer, painted the wall behind in a turquoise blue. and the woodwork white.
The wall stickers I bought a good while back in Lidl.
What have I been doing ?
I made the curtains.
And a duvet cover for Mathias.
Nil made the design for the hot air balloon and the boat and cut the fabrics for them.
As a side note. Nil has left us in the meantime for another hosting place and it is her birthday today.
Happy Birthday, Nil !!!
Mathias can enjoy this for one week only. Then his 5 y/o sister Sarah arrives and she'll turf him out onto the air mattress and take possession of this inglenook bed.
I made a duvet cover for her too. And my sewing machine has been playing up big time while I was in the process of all this sewing malarkey.
I haven't even started on her Cinderella dress yet !
Looking forward to a month of family visiting ! I have however, no idea when I'll be back on the blog as there will be lots to do.
Take care and enjoy the summer, if you have one.