The stress of having a property that takes over a year to sell, while it feels like your life is in limbo, the interactions with solicitors, having to trust in the system that everything is going ok while you wait for your sale to be progressed, not to mention entering into an intimidating financial commitment. I know I'm not the only person who feels like they will never move house ever again.
And look - I made a thing! A super cosy hall curtain using Ikea fabric, which is lined and has 2 sewn-together fleece blankets between curtain and lining. And yes, our whole hall and landing is wood panelled, plus has polystyrene ceiling tiles. I will save the treat of showing you the hideous and unsafe staircase for another day.
I'll leave you with a picture of the wallpaper in our bedroom, which we have partially torn off. The previous resident was a heavy smoker, and this is result of 30 years of smoking in bed. The pale square is where a picture was hanging. I think the yellowed shadow of the embossed paper looks quite pretty but it's obviously really disgusting.
Right now, only home-based sewing is on the agenda but I have been knitting so hope I can share that with you soon. Plus I am still co-hosting #vintagepledge this year, so there will certainly be more vintage sewing. I promise I won't abandon the blog or only talk about house stuff - this blog is my own dedicated space for talking about what I love.
In the meantime, please feel free to share your home renovation stories with me!