Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Modern Country Style: 2011 Summary


Hello there, sweetpea.


What's all that crying for?
Here I am again. 
Didn't I tell you I'd be back?


Shall we have a little peep at what we've been up to over the last twelve months?

If you'd like a look at any of the posts I'm highlighting here then just click on a photo that takes your fancy and it'll take you to that particular post (or group of posts). Cool, eh?!

There's been Modern Country Fashion...


And Modern Country Interiors....We live in an Edwardian house nestled in the Cotswolds. It needs a stack of work but I love every step of the planning involved...and I love sharing it all with you on Modern Country Style. 


This year, I've shared some of what we've done with our kitchen and dining room (there'll be more coming your way very soon).


Such a huge change from the giant egg-yolk that was the before...


We're also in the process of working on our dining room, so far turning it from this...




to this...


I took you through my The Beginner's Guide To Painting Furniture...

Click To See All Beginner's Guide Posts....

I've given you sneak peeks around our cottage-style garden....


And, of course, there's been Modern Country Crafts.......
{remember to click on any photos that take your fancy to be teleported to the tutorial or to see the reveals in their full glory!}

Click to see my Cabbages and Roses Bucket Bag

Click to see my Cabbages and Roses Fabric Covered Box File

Did you see these beautiful crocheted shoes I made for a friend?


There's been cushions...
This one was perfect for using up fabric samples...





...and I made this one for Valentine's Day for my gorgeous husband. 1999 was the year we got married...
{I know, I know, doesn't every man hope for a cushion for Valentine's Day?!!}



I made these rosebud initials for a bit more Valentine's Day atmosphere....



...and then there was the blanket-stitched felt heart...



and my felt Christmas pud...so plump and round




And that's just a taster of what I've been up to over the past year.
I so hope you've enjoyed every step as much I have.

What's to come, you want to know?
 Oooooh.....you'll have to wait and see....but I can reveal that it'll be chockablock full of Modern Country Style....

 


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44 comments :

Blondie's Journal said...

I enjoyed following along with you in 2011 as you made headway with your decorating projects and pretty crafts! You are one talented girl! Keep it up!

XO,
Jane PS...I just love your garden!

Loo xx from Jumbles and Pompoms said...

Hi Sarah, Happy New Year. Looking forward to reading more of you in 2012. xx

Bella @Bellgetsreal said...

great stuff happening on your blog, can't wait to see what you do in 2012!

Susan T said...

Happy New Year Sarah. I can't wait to see what you get up to in 2012.

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

all the changes you have made to your own home look amazing and i can't wait to see more! i also LOVE those rosebud initials! SO SO cute!

Lorrie said...

You've had a busy and creative year. Looking forward to more of the same in 2012!

Carla @ Hammers and High Heels said...

Happy New Year! Looking forward to following you through 2012!

loveandlilac said...

I hadn't seen your garden before. It looks lovely - can we see more in 2012 please? Hope it is a super year for you xx

anangloinquebec said...

Happy New Year Sarah!! 2011 was a lot of fun!

Anne said...

Love the wrap up, Sarah, it reminds me of how many lovely style ideas you've given us. I'm looking forward to seeing lots more of it all in 2012 -- Happy New Year! xo Anne

adventuresindinner said...

What a great year and an amazing round up! I think I'm going to need to steal your kitchen colour :-)

GLENDA CHILDERS said...

Wow, Sarah, you are such a good teacher, so creative, a great decorator and ... cute, to boot. What a great year of blogging.

Can't wait for more.

Fondly,
Glenda

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

It looks like you enjoy big projects and small! I love the felt hearts...I've made some very much like those! I'll probably make some more soon! Love your blog! Hugs! ♥

Vintage Gal said...

Sarah ~ what a beautiful blog and your so talented ~ thanks for stopping by ~ I'm going to be an avid follower ;-)

Chatelaine said...

An Edwardian house nestled in the Cotswolds? I wouldn't care if it's a wreck it sounds romantic and dreamy.

The renovations are lovely, you have such excellent taste and talent.

Happy New Year, looking forward to more of your interesting posts in 2012.

hong kong property said...

your teapot is really cute

Calypso In The Country said...

Hi Sarah,
I have really enjoyed your blog and getting to know you this year! You have some beautiful projects and can't wait to see what you do in 2012!
-Shelley

WobiSobi said...

You are an inspiration to me. I hope to see more of your wonderful fashion sense this year..
Much Love
Anne

Green Willow Pond said...

You certainly have been a busy little beaver this year! I enjoyed the recap. I've missed some things in all my business.

You are simply adorable. I love the outfit above!

High Street Cottage said...

All in all, a wonderful year xoxo

Schmidty said...

I've loved every picture, every project, every word ...your charming style and outlook on the world. All of it, just wonderful!

lizzybradbury said...

Oh, there is so much I've already missed out on! I'll have to catch up - but it does make me excited about the forth-coming posts!

The craft ideas and the home-revamp and modern country clothing style posts and pictures all look so lovely.

Lizzy x

Ispirato Design said...

I'm looking forward to seeing what's next- soo many adorable projects and timely now. Because of blogging, I'm actually thinking about Valentine's day. Happy New Year!

Blooming Rose Musings said...

I always love visiting your blog, Sarah. It really is wonderful! You have been very busy this past year and I look forward to seeing what you have in store for the new year. You are so creative.
Happy New Year, my friend!

Valerie@chateaualamode.typepad.com said...

Miss Sarah, love all that you've been up to and that's exactly why I like it here so much. You look so beautiful in your fashion pic :) just like a real model. Hope your new year is beautiful and looking forward to seeing what you will be up to in it.

chris said...

So many delicious reasons I love to read your adventures, dear friend.

Here's to an amazing 2012!

Monica said...

Really lovely! Your posts are always so interesting and a pleasure to read!
Have a wonderful 2012,
Monica x

Lisa - A Room with A View said...

Your photographs are absolutely fabulous, I have to say! Looks like I missed a lot of good posts but will catch up eventually. Thank you for sharing all of this. Happy New Year!

Jenni said...

Hello Sarah! I hope you had a lovely day!

It was fun to read your year in review, and see of all of your cute projects again! {I so LOVED the pillow you made for your anniversary last year!} It has been fun to follow along with you this year, and you can bet I'll be doing the same this year! :)

Have a beautiful Friday, my friend!

Hugs,
Jenni

Cindy said...

You've accomplished a lot in the last year, my dear. Always a pleasure to catch a glimpse of your purty kitchen.
Hugs, cindy

Erin S. said...

What a fun year it has been, Sarah! I'm excited to be along for the ride in 2012. I think you should have included your coverage of the royal wedding/Kate Middleton style (not intended to be a criticism, but a compliment--I LOVED all your royal wedding coverage). Anyway, you are such a fun blogger to read. Welcome back!

Custom Comforts said...

Always love seeing what you're up to ~ so glad you're back.
Cindy

Ms. Redo said...

You are so talented! I'm in love with your house! I love the changes you've made to your house! I love your crafts, sewing, knitting! I love your garden! And I especially love being greeted with Sweet Pea - you made my day! Thanks for visiting me and your sweet comment! Hugs ~ Mary

P.S. If I ever come to England again, your house is my first stop :)

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Love your modern country style- looks like you had a fantastic year too!! Hugs, Courtney

Abby said...

Everything is just beautiful! Looking forward to what you come up with in the next year!

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Love your garden, and your style. Looking forward to visiting this year.

Debra @ Common Ground said...

I've loved it all this year, keep up the good work, Sarah!!! xoxo

Michelle @Shellsshabbyshack said...

Happy New Year, cutie pie!

You've had a great year! I always love peeking in on your blog. You are a class act :) It was fun to follow the recap. I missed a couple of these. Drats! Part of me really misses blogging but I enjoy following. Looking forward to seeing what you have up your sleeve for the New Year. :) ~S

Maria said...

Hi Sarah! Thanks for the sweet comment on my blog! Prague really is beautiful at Christmas time! Love love love your style, I'm your new follower!
PS. I saw that you live in the Cotswolds.. another beautiful part of the world!!!! I went to uni in London and used to love traveling around there!!! Happy New Year!

On Crooked Creek said...

Sarah,
Hey, peep! I've missed you, too!I adored your year in review...I'll be back to seee what's in reveal for 2012!
Fondly,
Pat
P.S. Loved, loved, loved your sweetness in the comment on my blog! Thanks!

make/do said...

My favorite posts are the "before and after" ones of your house. I love the paint colors! Keep it up!

Ellie said...

Beautiful blog! Here's to the new year and new opportunities!

elena said...

wonderfull blog Sarah, thanks a lot...

Karah @ thespacebetweenblog said...

So many great projects. Your garden is to die for, and I chuckled at you referring to your walls as egg yolk, but you had the photo evidence, great upgrade there!! A few blog friends and I introduced a new challenge idea Monday and it would be so fun if you want to join. If you have a second, check in at http://thespacebetweenblog.wordpress.com/2012/01/09/imagine-the-impossibilities-challenge/ to learn more, and feel free to email me if you have any questions! Your newest follower.
Karah @ thespacebetweenblog

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