sábado, 25 de enero de 2020

Peter and Peace´s cottage

Dear Readers,
"Interior design" was the prompt for the second creative challenge of the year in the Sylvanian Families Collectors Community.
I had several projects that fit into this challenge but I chose to finish decorating Peter and Peace´s cottage first. 
You´ll see that the decoration of their home differs from some of the houses I have previously decorated.I wanted their cottage to match this young couple´s bright and cheerful personality .This bohemian style really suits their artistic and creative vein and their free spirit.

Even if I hadn´t told you who the owners of this cottage were, you would have guessed straight away. Their front door speaks for itself!

Here they are happy to welcome you into their home!
Hope you enjoy the tour!

As you walk in the door, you find the kitchen. They kept the sink and the woodcook stove that were in the cottage when Peter lived there on his own.

The wood stove is perfect for cooking and for keeping their home warm on the cold winter days.

Their living room is very bright and colourful.
Its bohemian style gives it a homey and fun feeling.

Peace made the cushions and hand painted the flower vase. She is very good at crafts! The table is also handmade. Peter and Peace found an old table at a flea market and customized it into this unique piece of furniture.

Peace also got an old wooden container to store some of her crafts. She made a lid for it and put a cactus on top. 
She also keeps some of her stuff in the big whicker basket. Those are the mandala coloring books and the recorder that Peter gave her at Christmas.

Coloring mandalas is something that Peace finds very relaxing, especially when Peter is playing a melodic tune with his guitar at the same time.

Both are very creative and they turned this table upside down to give it a different look and make the most of the space. 

You can see that Peter and Peace have lots of plants. They believe the houseplants really bring some nature´s benefits as well as a natural touch to their home.

Peace has green fingers and takes good care of them.She waters them regularly and even talks to them.

"How are you, Mrs.Prickles. Fancy a sip of water today?" She asked one of her cactuses.

They like plants so much that even their favourite tea set has a leaf design.

Their bedroom is upstairs and just like in their living room, you´ll find bright and colourful rugs, trendy and stylish cushions and pillows,a unique furniture piece, lots of candles and more plants.

Putting a mattress on the floor instead of a proper bed gives their room a more casual and informal look. A king sized bed was out of their budget so they opted for buying just a big and comfortable mattress.

Here you have some closer pictures of the rest of the bedroom.
On the bench you can see a picture of Peace with her good friend Apple from Purrchester, the tray with scented candles she got as a Christmas gift from Peter´s brother and his wife ,and a bright yellow vase with a fresh daisy which is Peace´s favourite flower.

This piece of furniture was restored and customized by Peace. 

There, she keeps some of her crafting material, such as yarn shands, fabrics and beads.

Peace makes and designs her own clothes, bags and casual jewelry. Her creations are inspired by nature, music and a simple joy of life.

She shares her love for music with Peter.
Both enjoy composing their own songs.

Travelling is another hobby they both enjoy.They keep their suitcases in their bedroom to have them handy.

Exploring Sylvania and other parts of the world is one of their favourite activities.
Peter is already planning the next trip.

Even though they enjoy travelling and visiting different places, they also love being in the comfort of their own home.

Here you have a full view of the house.

Of all the houses I´ve decorated so far, this is the one I made more crafts for and the one I had more fun with.

Here you have more pictures of some of the crafts I made:

The wide colourful bracelet is a handmade gift I got from one of my second grade pupils a few years ago.

Pillows and cushions. 

Two box of matches for the chest of drawers.



Plants and pots. The cactuses are made out of fimo. The brown pot is the top of a strawberry drinking yoghurt I painted brown.

I found this spiky "thing" on one of the candle trays I have. I painted it green to  turn it into a cactus.

More plants

The wodden storage container is the top part of the bottle of a wood stick diffuser. I made the lid to cover it.

For the Himalayan salt lamp, I painted a stone and stuck it on a small round piece of wood.

I made the mattress out of carboard some time ago. It wasn´t in a very good state as my children had used it to play with.

The mandala books´ covers and the posters on the walls are images I printed from the web.

For the flower vases I used a big wooden bead and a small crayon for the yellow one.I put the base of three of these crayon on the kitchen shelf.

The peace sign on the door is made of cardboard and covered with these green stuff.

The suitcases and bags are also handmade but I made them some time ago. The orange shopping bag was a gift from Florence Holiday, a fellow collector from the Sylvanian Families Collectors Community Forum

She also made the  bright yellow basket I put at the front door next to the doormat.

The candle and the set of cream containers were handmade by Nina .Peace got them as a Christmas gift from Tanya and Muchie. 

I hope you liked Peter and Peace´s house tour as much as I enjoyed decorating it.

See you soon!

sábado, 11 de enero de 2020

Christmas packages from Amaia, Ayrell and Berna

Dear Readers,


May 2020 brings you all good health, good luck, success, joy, happiness and more sylvanians!

Even though the Christmas season is already over, I´d like to share with you the lovely gifts I received from three of my fellow SF collector friends from Spain.

Their friendship is the most precious gift to me but I´m also really thankful for the wonderful packages they sent me at Christmas.

I took some pictures I´d like to show you. 
Let´s start in alphabetical order.

Amaia sent me a beautiful card and a really cute ornament for the Christmas tree. It has become my favourite!.It´s lovely , isnt´t it?

Ayrell also sent me a lovely Christmas card and the 2020 SF Calendar!I was ecstatic! The pictures are absolutely gorgeous! I´m glad she is going to keep posting the monthly calendar´s picture during this year as she did last year too.I love reading her posts.

Berna was really kind to offer to make two oufits for my sylvanians. 
I had a beaver figure with no clothes. I´d always wanted to turn this sylvanian into "Reverend Kelvin Waters" and Berna made my wish come true!
The outfit looks even betten than the official one. The quality of the fabric is really good and it´s very well made as you can see.

She also sent me this gorgeous dress. Suzette was happy to take off her waitress uniform to wear this beautiful outfit and pose for the picture

She also sent me this cute card.

I love the three Christmas cards and especially the lovely messages Amaia, Ayrell and Berna wrote on them.

A big THANK YOU my friends for your wonderful gifts but mainly for your friendship. 
Collecting Sylvanians has become even more enjoyable since I met you.