I just got my new computer (Hurray!!!) so I can load a web page in less than ten minutes. I'm still figuring it out, but have taken the time to also take a look at all the fun crafty blogs I stopped checking out due to loading/crashing issues of my desktop. I have some things added to my already lenthy "must do this".
First up, I'm making some king sized pillow covers. I got this duvet set from Pottery Barn. For some reason it doesn't come with king sized pillow covers OR shams. I'm digging the Arts and Crafts and mid-century modern look that's finally coming back into vogue. I'm trying to update the house a bit. I'm too embarassed to show you the bedspread we had for the last 13 years, but here's what the new one looks like:
Wel on the website anyway. I'm not super crazy about the white sheets so I bought some vintage looking yellow woven to make matchy pillowcases.
Some other things I've found that make my heart sing:
I've seen these on purses a lot last year and always liked them. I may try this method for a purse. I also really like the center of the flower, I think a bunch of them would look great mounted on a canvas or sewn onto a throw pillow! All one color or variation of say, white?
I also liked these Felt Rosette Decor Balls from Craftily Ever After.
I think I'm seeing a pattern, I'm really liking flowers! Come on spring!!!!!
On my reading list:
Each of these books are also available on the Kindle and I think on Audible.com. I listen to tons of books in the car or out walking or doing laundry so I feel like I read more than I look like I do.
Crafty Chica Kathy Cano-Murillo has written a new book! All about a blogger and crafting. What more could you ask? I particularly appreciate that no one in her real life has any respect or notion of what blogging is or why it's an important part of her life. She has a great interview over at CraftyPod and an awesome 'trailer' here.
In June, I'm headed to London for a week (and a day on my own in Paris!!) so I'm reading up on Henry and the Tudor Clan. Alison Weir is a wonderful author who puts so much research and humanity into her books. To that end I'm reading the Six Wives of Henry VIII by Alison Weir:
and listening to the The Autobiography of Henry VIII: With Notes by His Fool, Will Somers by Margaret George:
For those of you stuck in the house due to weather or sickies, here's some fun things for you and the kids: