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Hello Everyone,

What a week! Both the studio and home have been a mile a minute with new projects, lots of sewing, flower gardening and party planning for next Saturday.

I decided that the studio was in need of some “new” cushions and throw pillows, so out came my sewing machine — but then our living, family and dining rooms looked like they needed a bit of a summer revival as well. 15 covers and several hours later, each room is looking a little lighter and brighter. I purchase antique linens and vintage linen sheets when I can find them, also have a large stash of vintage grain sacks and ticking fabric from collecting over the years, these all pieces have a wonderful patina of softness and age that work well as cushion and pillow covers. Each piece of linen has a story and I am always reminded of the day of purchase or where, like the linens I purchased on a visit to Italy or France, every time I glance at those cushion covers I smile at the memory.

Talking about sewing, please take the time to check out my new friend Sarah Jagger’s gorgeous handmade teepees and read all about Sarah’s company Domestic Objects, they are having a pop up store in Vancouver this Saturday June 18, all the details are on their Instagram – Teepees By Sarah Jagger @domestic objects.

Happy Weekend,

Leonie xx

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Create A Magical Play Space For Your Children With Domestic Objects Canvas Teepee (CA$231) Comes With A Lightly Padded Play Mat Base And Two Pillows. Domestic Objects Are Canadian Made, Based In Vancouver With Stores In Both Vancouver, Singapore And Shipping Worldwide.

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