Saturday, 14 January 2012

My new room

Hello lovely bloggy friends ,hope you are all well ,firstly i must apologise for the long delay with the giveaway but im happy to say that "Ric Rac and polka dots" has won my giveaway so well done xxx thankyou all so much for entering xxx Its been quite busy here at patchwork house (my house isnt really called that, by the way as much as i would like it to be !)anyway ive been having a room makeover
ok so this is a "before " shot at christmas
and this is how my room looks now all repainted and fresh looking,ive had such a good clear out of all my things ,i havnt done it for ages and although i loved my other room it was starting to feel cluttered ,messy and in need of a good sort
This is my nice organized corner with all my neatly folded fabric and wool
All my neatly arranged boxes and cupboard with all my bits and bobs in and of course a few of my lovely snuggly blankets
All my cds,books,folders and scrap books all on one shelf,my old room is getting a makeover next week and is being turned into a snug
Our village was covered in a thick frost this morning,its been so cold these last few days ,quite a shock to the system after such a mild winter up to now ,i bought these lovely bulbs to colour my windowsill this week which are just starting to flower
Ive also been busy building a facebook page for the buisness ,adding lots of my makes so if you would like to pop over and see it you can click on the link at the top of the page ,ide love to see you there ,well thats all for now ,im so thrilled with all my followers ,thankyou so much ,i could easily spend all day on my computer ,so many lovely blogs to read and look through,ive so many projects to start i just wish the days were longer,and i only needed 2 hours sleep then i think i may just fit everything in on a daily basis that i wanted to do ,much love ,francinexxxx


  1. Hi,you have been a busy girl,your room looks all pretty and cosy a lovely place to work.Love Jill xx

  2. I love that room so pretty and colorful!
    It is a privilege!

    Greetings from Argentina! =)

  3. You are a girl from my own heart. We seem to like the same things. Just love your creative side.........xx

  4. I love what you have done with your room. Congrats to my sweet friend at Ric Rack and Polka Dots.

  5. Your room make-over looks wonderful... I'm always having clearouts and shuffling around my craft bits and bobs. I am positivly drooling sfter seeing your mounds of neatly folded fabric and wool....!

    A lovely fresh post for the new year! Hope you are enjoying your weekend,
    Louise xxx

  6. such a lovely room with all your pretty fabrics and wool to get crafty and creative! the fireplace with your pretty frames and the window sill with your spring flowers ;0)...yes it has turned nippy! x keep warm and cosy! x

  7. You makeover is lovely,so fresh,colourful and Springlike!
    I am a bit behind after Christmas..the decorations are yet to be put away in the loft,and I have to sort out my presents and put things away.I love the look of your village,pretty cottages round a pond.Have a happy,relaxing Sunday! :0)

  8. Congrats to Julie!

    As always,Francine, I love to see all the sweet colors in your home!

    I love your light yellow table. I just bought some spray paint in that color. ♥

  9. Francine,
    Thank you so much. I am so excited! I will be sending you an email shortly. I love the makeover of the room. I am working every day trying to finish up my new room in the basement, and just the fact that it will be organized and I will be able to find things easily makes me so happy. I just can't focus in clutter, which is unfortunate because I usually make such a mess every time I dive into a new project!
    I also love the bulbs. I really think I may pick some up, but my craft rooms are in the basement so I don't have a lovely windowsill . . . . sigh.

  10. Hello! Julie from Ricrac and Polkadots sent me over and I love your blog! I wish I were as organized as you, but I'm working on it! I love all your bright colors and your village looks so pretty. I'm looking forward to reading more of your blog.


  11. Love what you've done with your room and love your blog too!
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

  12. Thankyou for your kind comments on my blog and for following me. It was a lovely suprise particularly as my followers are a bit short on the ground.............xx

  13. I love the colors you work with! They are so cheerful during this cold time of year.

  14. Oh how I love your new pretty. xoxoxo Happy new week

  15. pretty, pretty needing inspiration to sort all my crafty things out, you have just given me some. Thank you x

  16. Lovely, tidy, pretty room! Thanks for sharing photos of it - I love to nose around other people's workrooms!!!

  17. Such a lovely makeover and in delicious colours too! Your village looks quite magical so it must be stunning in the summer.
    Mary xx

  18. Hi Francine! Nice to meet you, my name is Luciana, I'm from Brazil and found your blog on the blog of my friend Donna.
    I really enjoyed his works are beautiful and everything you posted, I loved it.
    I am already your follower, because I want to stay on top of all your news.

  19. Congrats to you on your new room do over! It is lovely. Absolutely lovely! Must feel so nice having everything so neatly accessible, too!

  20. !!Me encantan tus reportajes un saludo!!

  21. Hi Francine,

    Your room is SO cheerful and lovely! I recently discovered your blog and I'm completely enamored. Can't wait to read your older posts and completely immerse myself in all things Cath Kidston, crochet and patchwork. :)

    Take care,
    Carolina Country Living

  22. Hi Francine,
    I wanted to pop in to visit and let you know I did receive my package. As always, once I got to your blog I was lost in the pictures and almost forgot what I wanted to tell you. Honestly, I think I am going to make my own quilt like the one in the Cath Kidston shop. I love it.
    Anyhow, I was so excited when I opened my gift. I love the book and the hearts and the bag holder. Thank you so very much, I really appreciate it! They will all find a home in my sewing room!! Have a wonderful day my friend.