Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Our darling house is being sold

I thought we had found our house in Longford. The gorgeous church window at the front of the house up the gravel driveway hiden among other houses. But after 7 months it is not to be, the owner is selling! So many things have needed to be fixed since we moved in and there has been a very strong odour in the house since day one. It was thought to be animal urine from the last tenants, so the carpet got replaced. Day later the odour returned and the owner refuses to investigate what it is. So she has had enough and is selling up. I guess we could wait and see if the new buyer buys for investment purposes which would mean we could stay but we don't really want to now our little home now just feels wrong. Not only that but there are not too many rental properties in this area and we really really want to stay here (well I really really want to stay here). On the upside the owner is allowing us to break lease if we find something else which I thing we have.

It is a newer styled home maybe 10 years old and brick. No character what-so-ever but very very nice, practical and neat. Enough bedrooms for all the girls (Bella can have her own which she likes) and a very big living and kitchen area. We do not have the option to buy and nor will we ever and part of me feels a bit like I have failed because I will never own my own home. But we prefer to go away to England within the next 4 years than to settle down now and buy a home at least then I will get my gorgeous english country home.

Have a beautiful day


Friday, April 15, 2011

New Stuff for Autumn and Winter. All made from vintage and/or recycled materials.

This gorgeous 'french vintage' inspired dress for little girls is a one off in a size 2. Made from recycled light weight cottons and lined with calico. Brooch and hem detail in contrasting colours and a front pocket.

I love this one (would love one for myself) This lovely dress has been made from a pair of mens cords and a table runner. The bodice has been lined with the gorgeous blue and brown twig and bird detailed fabric. This again is a one off in a size 4.