Saturday, 5 April 2014

Selling up

Hello dearest blog




I really have not been particularly attentative lately, been far too busy working and tidying and cleaning up our home with the view to putting it on the market. Stressful having to do all the paper work and having a proper spring clean and throw out to pretend that we live clutter free which is not the case! Amazing how when you are selling your home you almost have to create an illusion of not living in your home!







It was a good opportunity for me to sort out all my fabric bits in the loft where I have an old Victorian wooden chest full to the brim of fabrics and where I normally do my sewing in the Spring and Summer. It was really rewarding to give a lot away to charity shops too hoping that they will find happy homes to be recycled in.








It was also good fun finding things that I have made and have forgotten about in amongst my sewing bits and bobs.







I am quite keen to sew a few African fabric skirts this Spring, my wonderful mum packaged some beautiful navy African fabrics over to me which I received the other day. Will show you when they are made, I will have to jog my memory on how to insert a zip again.







I am actually enjoying having a rather neat and tidy home, not that we are very untidy normally, but we do live in our home it certainly ain't a museum!







I am feeling a bit nostalgic about potentially leaving our terraced Victorian home, with all it's beautiful character and original features...but am very excited about the 1930's home that we are hoping to purchase. We'll see what happens and no doubt I will log our progress here.

Hope you are well and enjoying the longer and lighter northern hemisphere days and maybe doing a little bit of spring cleaning yourself?

See you all soon

xox

 

22 comments:

  1. Good luck with the house selling! (I'm slowly pondering whether to sell my little flat in the next year or so, or to save a deposit and rent the flat out to cover the mortgage on something bigger, lots of complicated things to think about!) I love the photos of your home, it looks really lovely.

    ReplyDelete
  2. There's lots of 'sold' boards up in my area at the moment so I hope you sell quickly, our home was built in 1927, it's not very big but we fit in it perfectly.....well we do if I keep my vintage hoarding under control! Anyway I always think, bigger house....more cleaning! We're off to London tomorrow so I will catch up with you when I return :) x

    ReplyDelete
  3. It's lovely having everything neat and tidy but quite stressful having to be ready to be 'on show' at the drop of a hat. I hope everything goes smoothly and look forward to finding out more about your new abode. xxx

    ReplyDelete
  4. H a ha, that's exactly what I've been doing this past week, decluttering ready for the Estate Agent's visit tomorrow!! Now where did I put that wool??? XX

    ReplyDelete
  5. Good luck with your move. I like clearing and creating stuff, but no matter how hard I try, we seem to accumulate more stuff! Still, as you say it is a home, and it's lived in. x

    ReplyDelete
  6. good luck, it's crazy really how we just get everything done and sorted and then we move! I think it's just human nature. We just keep moving on. I hope you land somewhere good and full of new potential, Heather x

    ReplyDelete
  7. I hope that you get a buyer soon so that you can get back to living your life normally! It is funny that we have to pretend that we are not really there when we are selling a house. I wonder if it has always been like that! Hope that it all goes well. xx

    ReplyDelete
  8. It's hard work living in a 'show' house. Fingers crossed you sell quickly. How kind of you also to pass on your fabrics to good causes x

    ReplyDelete
  9. Good to pop in Penny. I am on a bit of a de-clutter too. Jo x

    ReplyDelete
  10. I have always dreamed of living in a Victorian home with a beautiful porch. I bet you are torn and excited all at the same time. Best of luck with the selling and buying.
    Meredith

    ReplyDelete
  11. Hello lovely Penny your home is gorgeous and I would swop with you tomorrow. It is always sad to leave something you have worked hard on and yet when it is time to leave we just know that it is right to do so. Have a lovely week Penny, a great post, thank you
    Lots of love
    Dorothyxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    ReplyDelete
  12. Oh it's stressful having to have your house tidy all the time for potential viewers isn't it? Wishing you lots of luck with it all.
    Marianne x

    ReplyDelete
  13. I don't envy you selling a house, I hated the keeping everything tidy just in case the agent rang. The house we live in now is a forever home. Its big too, so very hard to keep clean and tidy, a bit of a forth bridge job! I always like the idea of decluttering especially with all the boys bits and bobs, but it seldom happens without somehow gaining more back! It is nice to refund things though!

    ReplyDelete
  14. Sounds exciting! I hope your house sells without too much hassle. We're actually part way through a sale on ours (but am so scared of it falling through I haven't made any mention of it on the blog yet). It's taken 16 months to sell and keeping it tidy for viewings with a lively toddler about is hard work!
    Looking forward to seeing the new place. Good luck.
    Sarah x

    ReplyDelete
  15. Hopefully you are staying in the area. Hope it all goes well for you. Elinor x

    ReplyDelete
  16. Oooh Penny how exciting! I love a move. We're in a 1930s house. I was never that keen thinking them a bit 'modern' but it ticked all the practical boxes. I must say I love it. Good luck with the selling. Are you going far?
    Ellie x

    ReplyDelete
  17. Dear Penny,

    I am so glad I took the pop in and visit this, one of my fave blogs! GOOD LUCK with this exciting, thrilling, stressful, emotional time of your life. And I smiled at your words about creating an illusion of living in a perfectly tidy house. It reminded me of my friends who have housecleaners who always feel compelled to clean and tidy up before their cleaner arrives!

    Your Easter hens in your previous post are so pretty and cheery Penny!

    Stephanie

    ReplyDelete
  18. Every good luck with the sale and the move Penny, fingers crossed everything falls easily into place :)

    ReplyDelete
  19. Awww! So you may be leaving your house, aren’t you? That would be sad. I’m hoping, though, that should the purchase of the new house you want pushes through, you will enjoy it as much as, if not more than, you did your old house. Trying to sell your house can really be stressful, so good luck!

    Steve Jamieson

    ReplyDelete
  20. Well I think your home looks gorgeous and very lived in, in just the right way. I wish I lived near you so I could stalk the charity shops where you dropped off the fabric... x

    ReplyDelete
  21. Lol n Troll Network with the Name of Lols Gag where you can find Videos, Gif Images, Troll Images, Prank Peoples, Funny Peoples, funny planet, funny facts, funny cartoons, funny movies pics, iphone funny, funny jokes, Prank Images, Fail Pictures, Epic Pictures, Lols and Gags.
    LolsGag.Blogspot.Com

    ReplyDelete
  22. Visit for any Online Jobs from Home
    OnlineJobs

    ReplyDelete