I know we have many more weeks of winter left but I'm starting to let myself feel just a wee bit excited for spring! Normally this time of year I pull out my old magazines, go to the library and stock up on gardening books, and just stare and stare at pictures to get my colour fix. This year I also added a little floral to the indoors to satisfy my cravings.
The bay window in the kids' play room has had plain blue curtains in it for years. In the interest of reducing/reusing/recycling, I didn't want to get all new fabric but I wanted to dress them up. So I made felt flowers with ric-rac stems and sewed them on. I also lined the curtains and hemmed them. Actually, I started this project one year ago and finally got around to finishing them last week! If I'd taken the time in advance to think about how long these were actually going to take, I probably would never have done them. But anyway, they're done! And here's the view with the curtains open as well!
... and some new punchy floral fabric I happened to notice at the fabric store made a nice runner for the buffet in the dining room and pillows for the sofa. The fabric just happens to have all my favourite colours in it. (Yes, I know it's a dowdy sofa but I'm holding out for another year or two until the kids are past sofa-jumping age!)
What are you doing to stay sane these days?