Monday, 13 October 2014

Miss Leah's Sewing Room

Hello my dear friends, 

So how was your weekend? On the whole I can say it was kind of fun. Enjoyed it with the kids and so far it was quite warm and sunny. I also had time for my miniatures and project which is a bonus. I also wanted to welcome 3 new followers of my blog: BJ, Maritia Berry and Ocalvo. A big welcome.

I also wanted to remind you of the Halloween Give away. We had a good response. Now we have reached 113 followers and 228 likes on face book. I wanted to thank you all for your comments and for the private messages. The little give away is opened for both who follow my blog and/or face book as a few of you don't have face book or vice-versa. It is very encouraging. 

Today I will be sharing with you Miss Leah's sewing room which is on the top floor. Some how it is my favorite room so far.

So finally I got to add my lovely pieces of furniture and accessories. It took me a couple of hours and I also managed to add some accessories that arrived right on time.

Miss Leah's Sewing Room
There was so much to add and so much to do. It is not ready but it is definitely a start. I enjoyed decorating the sewing table with patters and pieces of fabric that I made,

The sewing table
 I have also made some patterns which now are hanging from a cloth hanger

To add more to this room. I have managed to fit it a corner fire place for the cold day. My father hand painted both the fire place which eventually will light up and I have built the corner fire surround from scratch. My father has also painted the lovely clock and matching candle sticks.

Fire place

Clock and candle stick
Miss Leah seems to be content with her busy room. But I still have to add more

Miss Leah

Also a little addition to the room was a little dog which I called Lulu. I had gotten the dog from DHE but I never really liked it as it doesn't look that real. I decided to cover it up with velvet powder and I am happy how it looks now,


There is still so much that I need to add but here are some shots .

And here is the entry to Leah's Diary

10th September 1879
Dear Diary,

It has been a few day and I am feeling very exhausted. There is so much to do in the shop. Unfortunately I am not working as fast as I wish. I have set up my sewing room and it is just looking great. Have been making some gown but nothing elaborate.  Matty has set me up quite nicely and I am so pleased with the furniture. I also have a new fire place. I guess everything will come in handy. I have been scathing some designs but I am concentrating on the opening 

I have been to the Manor House to see papa. He seems quite lonely but has been travelling lately on business and I am sure that I am involved. On my arrival he got me a new gift. Not something that I expected. He got me a sweet little puppy which I called  Lulu. 

Lulu has been quite a lady and hasn't been a nonsense.  Quelina at first wasn't thrilled to have her in the apartment as she is more of a cat lover so Lulu will be spending most of her time with me in the boutique until find my own apartment and that is if. Looking for a descent apartment around here is so difficult. I don't want anything fancy a two room house will be just perfect. Quelina doesn't want me to leave but I think she misses being alone and I can fully understand.

So I guess this is all for today. Oh by the way and here is a pic of me and Lulu. She is such a cutie.

Miss Leah and Lulu
Off to bed now. Good night,



So that is all folks for today. Hope you liked what I have done so. Keep tuned for more updates on Miss Leah's boutique.


Rebecca xxxx


  1. The sewing room is fantastic. I like the details and the dog is adorable.

    1. Thank you so much Faby. I am so glad that you like it. Yes the little pup is quite a cutie. xx

  2. Hi Rebecca! You have managed to pack so many things into the room it looks like a real hive of activity! The corner fire place is a great addition and the clock and candle sticks are amazing! I love what you have done with the little dog, he was cute before but is adorable now! I can't imagine what else you could fit in the room. I look forward to seeing what you come up with!
    Kind regards, Brian.

    1. Thank you so much Brian for your wonderful comments and kind words. I really appreciate it. It does look busy but I guess that's how it is suppose to be. x

  3. The sewing room is very professional, everything for the seamstress could want to create high fashion for her salon! Little Lulu is precious now she has proper doggie fuzz :) She will be a lovely companion for Leah.

    1. Thank you so much Susan for your lovely compliments. I am so chuffed that you liked it. I still need to add some bits and pieces but in time they will come. xxx

  4. Hi Rebecca! I can see why the sewing room is your favorite, it is not only a working space but it has a lot of Miss Leah's personal touch in the mix. The corner fireplace is such a warm and cosy touch and it really adds to the atmosphere of the workroom. Lulu has gone from just being cute to becoming Wonderful! How clever of you to use flocking to bring her to life. Your father's added touch of painting of the clock and the candlesticks is a lovely detail that I love to see. Well done, Rebecca and I look forward to seeing how this room and Miss Leah's apartment will evolve.


    1. Thank you so much Elizabeth for your amazing compliments. I am so thrilled that you liked it. I try to add as much detail as possible and to make it realistic too. As the sewing room is a personal thing I thing it is good to add one's taste.

  5. Hi Rebecca,
    Your sewing room is wonderful. I especially love the corner fireplace and Lulu's trasformation :-)


    1. Thank you so much Francesca for your lovely comments. I am so pleased that you liked what I have done so far. xxx