a little holiday

Holly and I made the most of half term this week and spent a few days with family in Plymouth, Devon, leaving poor Stuart at home and going to work. (hehe) Despite it being February we managed to get up onto Dartmoor for a walk, and got very close to some Dartmoor ponies which Holly loved. As usual the time went too quickly and now we are home again, but tonight I am looking forward to getting stuck into tacking these swatches for my curtains! : )

coveting curtains

These beautiful fabric swatch curtains are from Anthropologie and I have been admiring them for a few months now with a particular room in mind. I had thought that we would only need one panel at the smallest size, which meant I was secretly (ok not so secretly) hoping we might get one of the panels. But on closer inspection and actually measuring I realized that we would actually need two panels at the longest size, which = a lot of money for curtains. !! So then I got to thinking, and I have now embarked on making my own version. The curtains we have in the room already are cream so I am using them as the base, then I had a lot of fun shopping for the fabrics to use as the swatches. At the moment I am not having quite so much fun pinning my navy borders on, but once that is done I can get to the fun bits! : )

All squared out

Do you remember the cashmere squares I had in this post? Well I finished the cushion a little while ago but only managed to take some pictures at the weekend - roll on lighter evenings! It ended up being a joint effort, with Holly having lots of fun stuffing the insert, and then promptly commandeering the cushion for her use. I love how the two sides have a totally different feel with the different colour combinations, and can you believe I had the perfect size zip in the perfect colour just sitting waiting! How often does that happen? It now sits in pride of place on one of our sofas (when Holly isn't around). : )

End of sale!!

These soft stars are all packed up ready to go to the post office tomorrow, be quick if you want to grab a bargain too as the half price silly sale in my etsy store will be ending tomorrow evening at 6pm uk time!!