Goodbye balcony...it's been a blast!

Thank you all SO much for your kind words and well wishes on our new house! It turns out that original features and a spot of DIY turns you guys on as much as it does me, so I'll make sure to share some updates. Our living room is looking rather lovely, but I'll hold off sharing pictures until our new furniture arrives.

We moved in on Tuesday and we've already unpacked and set up the kitchen , our bedroom, the bathroom and the living room. Next stop...the sewing room! It would have been first on my list if I had my own way of course...

On a slightly sadder note, we went to clean our old flat today and say a final goodbye. I'm not going lie, it was very bittersweet - we've enjoyed such an awesome 5.5 years there, in such a central and 'cool' location. I've also had an absolute blast arsing around on our balcony, taking pictures for this blog. The natural sunlight and privacy are a winning combination. And, it even has railings and terracotta wall tiles that are ideal for displaying and hanging makes from.
I'm going to miss that balcony and all it has to offer. But, I guess half the fun in the new house will be experimenting with new locations. I just hope I discover somewhere as good...or even better maybe!?!

Finally, I'll leave you with a picture of my new do...which I'm delighted with by the way! A work colleague recommended Love Me Do hair boutique - it's beautifully retro with friendly and extremely capable staff. I can safely say that for the first time in my 5.5 years in Leicester, I've found a hair salon that I'll happily return to again and again. Give it a whirl if you're from/in the area!  


Hopefully, I'll have some stitching-related posts to share soon...before I lose your interest entirely!

37 comments:

  1. your hair looks amazing! you really do the retro fringe perfectly.

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  2. Love your new do and good bye balcony. Have you chosen a place in your new home for your sewing posts? I've started using the garden in my blog posts it's actually rather hard work finding somewhere to take photos. Your balcony worked so well to showcase your makes.

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    1. Thank you! I've not sewn for a little while, but I'm experimenting with room and lightening at the moment ;o) The garden is a great idea!

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  3. Love the new hair! That was my first thought when we moved house too, where will I take my blog photos? It's fun to have a new location. Can't wait to see where you find.

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  4. I loved your balcony photos. Sad day. But onwards and upwards to you new house (woot!)! Good luck with your move and cannot wait to see your new sewing room!

    Also, you look gorgeous, as always! The new 'do suits you.

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    1. Consider yourself luck for getting to pose on my old balcony too...hehe! And, thank you ;o)

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  5. OK, LOVE your hair! Sad face to see your balcony be gone, but SO EXCITED to see new pics from your new home! I think a photoshoot of the new living room is definitely in order!

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  6. Gorgeous haircut! Love the retro bangs.

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  7. Wow the bangs really suit you!

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  8. Too cute for words!! And a fitting tribute to your balcony, making such a collage of 'arsing around' as you say!!!
    Enjoy the moving in - and planning your sewing room xx

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    1. Thanks Winnie, you're a sweetheart!

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  9. You look soooo beautiful! We'll miss that balcony too (sob) x

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  10. Your hair looks great! I will miss your balcony as well. :)

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  11. Fantastic fringe action you have going on Marie! And the excellent eyebrows to pull it off :) x

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    1. Haha, my eyebrows are far from excellent, but thanks so much Jen!

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  12. Gorgeous hairs! And... awww... buh bye balcony! You will be missed!

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  13. Love the new look! It will definitely be a change not seeing you model on your balcony. How funny how we get used to locations people use to photograph, isn't it?? Well, guess what, we'll be excited for your new locations, too. :)

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  14. Farewell, balcony! So many lovely makes have been displayed there- but hello exciting new house! And your new do is FAB!

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    1. Thanks Amanda! Fingers crossed for an equally great photo location!

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  15. I'm so excited to see photos in your new place! :D And your hair looks amazing-- do you think they would open up a shop in NYC? ;)

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    1. I reckon they'd love to set up shop in NYC!

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  16. Ah Marie you're soooo pretty! And goodbye balcony. But I'm sure your awesome new home will reveal a great new spot for you x

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    1. Shucks, right back at ya pretty lady!

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  17. Nice 'do, Marie! From all I know, it's very you...
    As for the balcony, I understand that it was rather hard to part with, but I am completely sure you'll find new corners and walls and corridors (and so on) to take photos!
    Καλή δουλειά, my dear!

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  18. I was excited to move to our new home yet so sad to leave the old... and still miss my balcony left in Brighton a few moves ago! I do so wish I could find such a gorgeous looking hairdressers!

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    1. So you totally feel my pain then...sob! Good luck on the hair salon front ;o)

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