New Year’s around our house was about as exciting as last year with me making cushions. Earlier in the day I ran into Leslie’s latest project and thought that would be a brilliant way to display some of the favourites in the Swedish linen collection. They’re not usually this squished up next to each other. Consider it a family portrait.
The Christmas Fairy was kind to me this year and brought me many desired things. I’m currently reading the Florence Broadhurst biography and planning something with my first ever delivery from Reprodepot. What a shame Martha’s is closed. I can’t buy any natural linen now I’ve finally realised it is quite nice after all.
I’ve cleaned up the sewing mess, filed all the fabrics in the fabric chest and even put my sewing machine (not the overlocker) away. A clear desk for the next stage – which I’ll blog about soon.
I made a blind, from chintz of all things. We’re not quite sure how the mechanism works so I roll it up by hand each morning. One thing they don’t warn you about when buying chintz on eBay is that it’s shiny at night. In fact they didn’t even say it was chintz. But it’s a gorgeous design so I’ve decided to convince myself that shiny at night is hip.
Astrid’s been inundated with toys so we’ve tidied those up too and she’s now on a one toy a day rotation. The Haba playland is the exception to the rule although Oscar seems more keen on it than Astrid does.
The garden’s coming along. It’s been quite tedious work in the heat, so one evening after having some friends around, and two bottles of fizzy later, I got into the garden and made excellent headway. I’ve been attacking the kikuyu every weekend but I finally managed to clear most of it, and get a few new things in. Now my friends tell me a couple of drinks work wonders for doing boring jobs, and I’m inclined to agree. (Note it is usually in full sun, the photo was taken around 8:30pm).
The wildflowers are past seedling stage, I’ve put in new peas having discovered the ones I’d planted and staked were, in fact, dwarf peas. We’ve not bought lettuce or spring onions for ages and the other day we got our first courgette. So it’s still maturing, but if you look back to the (bottom of) 21st of November progress has been pretty good!
Right then. I’m off to play with my new fabrics and decide whether to make a tote bag, a camera bag or a door stop.