I’m still infatuated by grey and loving all the different shades and textures. I spent a few relaxing hours playing on Pinterest over the weekend and found some lovely grey images. I was so smitten with my finds that I’ve set up my own grey mood board. I also found that I wasn’t the only one enamoured with grey you must pop over to just pootling which is a fabulous blog I recently stumbled upon.
Continuing with my grey theme I’ve finished my granny square cushion and it has worked out just as I imagined.
The hard bit was deciding where to put it, so the cushion was a bit like Goldilocks having a turn of sitting on every chair, but I think I have found its final resting place. I decided on the dark grey chair with a smaller dark grey cushion as well.
I’ve also made a big cushion for the top of the toy box, in grey of course. I had found an amazing remnant in John Lewis’s sale. The fabric is upholstery weight, over a metre in length and it only cost £10. I was quite excited to set my sewing machine up as it hasn’t been out for ages and I’m always a bit anxious about using it. I’m not a natural machinist and seem to spend half my time threading the needle and winding spools. Things like stitch size and tension always faze me and the thought of sewing such heavy duty fabric was daunting. When I bought the fabric I asked the sales assistant if I needed special needles but she just advised I used a new sharp needle. I changed my needle which was without drama and my sewing machine behaved beautifully. I had enough fabric to make the toy box cushion and also a smaller cushion and I still have a sizeable piece spare. My room is really taking shape with all the finishing touches.
The walls are quite bare and I would love to buy some new art work but for now I have been rearranging what I’ve already got and have just added an inexpensive print or two from IKEA.
I wish my photos were sharper but the light continues to be poor on this murky cold grey day, I'm so looking forward to bright spring days.
I'm so pleased I started to write my blog again after having my few months break, my first post was on the 1st January and I can't believe the number of visitors old and new I've had. I have been thrilled with all the lovely comments you've left me and my followers have also increased. It is so nice to be part of such a warm friendly blogging community, many of the blogs I read are doing special little give aways and I hadn't really planned anything but such a lot of you have fallen in love with my knitted hedgehogs I thought I would knit a new pair and give them away to one lucky visitor.
I'm not very technical so don't think I will use one of those special random thingy me bob calculators, I will use the old fashioned way of names in a hat and ask Mr R to do the draw on Saturday 8th February. If you want to enter you can have up to three chances, just leave me a comment, you will get an extra chance if you are a follower, and another if you like my face book page.
talk to you soon x