Now that things are rapidly greening up outside, I'm finding myself newly inspired by the hue - only a little deeper, a little darker - and it goes so well with some brass or gold thrown in for good measure.
Inside Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Berge's Moroccan oasis. Image.
17th Century floral wallpaper from a London house
(take a look at all of the gorgeous specimens of wallpaper found as
well as the assortment of objects the owner found under the floorboards
while renovating - fascinating!)
Oh how I have neglected my poor little blog. Life has been busy! However, the light is returning; days are longer and perhaps I will find my outward voice again. Meanwhile, the snowdrops have pushed through and four year old likes to squish them when we come upon clusters during our walks to preschool.
We set up some crystal-growing experiments...super excited about these ones.
No running in the halls!
Thoroughly enjoying sewing for my shop.
And my lovely witch hazel tree that B bought me last Christmas is in full bloom. Eclectic mix of images - but such is the way these days.
The beginning of the week brought a surprise snowfall and four year olds like to follow squirrel's footprints and make cat's faces in the snow but they don't like to wear their hat or jacket...hmmmm. Went skating with my O's grade one class and it was divine!
First and foremost, a Happy New Year to all! The holidays have been pretty quiet and relaxing around here, fiddling around with yarn, a bit of knitting (and a lot of ripping out what I started, but more on that later), walking, window shopping, sewing, and playing. Hope you are enjoying these last few days of winter holiday!
We are still computerless, hence the Insta-photos. Blogsy is awesome, but it still ain't no desktop : )
I'm making three of these for gifts this Christmas, one for my guys and two for their cousins. These days, it's ALL about the stuffies and they're absolutely EVERYWHERE (I even found one in the freezer). Well, no more. Now they can stuff 'em in this bean bag cover and it becomes a chair, a giant soft ball, whatever they want it to be and out of sight at the end of the day. I kind of fudged the pattern from one I saw on Pinterest but upon further searching, I discovered the rollie pollie pattern at danamadeit.com which is available in two sizes. The one I made is a bit big but it holds every last stuffie (happy four year old). Fabric is Ikea.