Every February I’m inspired to make hearts, sometimes just temporary ones made from laying out some fleece to take photos of. Here they are shown with several limited edition hearts & arrow striped pouches that I just finished making.
Since having our baby at the end of November I haven’t been doing as much sewing but I have been working away at projects around our new home. This is our first house and we moved in at the beginning of October so I did what I could while pregnant and then once our baby was born I spent a lot of time staring at the walls I desperately wanted to paint.
Browsing Pinterest and blogs inspired me by seeing what other people had done to transform their homes with simple updates that can make a big impact.
Using paint can go a long way. This was what I first started with since it is the focal point of our living room and this combination of oak, dark blue and beige just didn’t work for me.
Once the fireplace was painted the dark blue suddenly looked much richer with the contrast against the bright white. I knew that I would paint the fireplace white but I didn’t expect to keep the dark blue wall but that ended up being my favourite accent colour and I have carried it throughout our home.
There are other things that have changed in the before and after picture besides the fireplace but I’ll share that painting in another post.
Coloured leather coin purses. Using a vibrant background colour and leather were both something I hadn’t done before.
This is a sketch I did based on a custom make up set that a customer requested, below is the finished product — a large box shaped cosmetic case and a brush roll.
The big tote is back for summer and in a light bluish-grey cotton with heavy bridle leather handles.
This was a commission I did for a bedroom in Toronto. Most people are putting the wall art in their bedrooms above the bed and this mauve colour scheme is the most popular.
And lastly, I was able to restock my supply of thick grey wool so the felt iPhone sleeves are available again (as featured in this etsy finds email below).
Over the past couple of weeks a giveaway has been running on Plum Tree Weddings, a UK based wedding blog with a focus on global weddings. Beautiful images from weddings around the world and inspirational colour themes and ideas are all together on this site. Below are a few images from Plum Tree Weddings and if you click through they’ll lead you to the source.
This was the cosmetic case giveaway — thank you to everyone who entered.
I’m in Toronto now through the weekend at the One of a Kind Spring Show.
This beautiful work is my friend Steph’s who I’m staying with while here in Toronto. She is a resident at Harbourfront and makes beautiful hand dyed scarves, pillows and wool blankets.