Tuesday, 15 March 2011
As a keen sewer I have a great nostalgia for anything haberdashery. I loved the smell of certain shops when I was a kid, the newsagents with it's scent of printers ink and the promise of comics and black jacks sweets was one. But I was fortunate enough to have a mum who sewed and so we would often go searching for fabrics and supplies in proper haberdashery shops, full of bright colours and knitting needles and yarn in soft bundles.
I saw this little set of drawers the other day in a lovely vintage shop in town and had to have it. It is a bit battered and is showing it's age, but I love it and it is perfect for all my little sewing bits and bobs.
Posted by inkygirl at 05:51
Tuesday, 8 March 2011
with two cats in the yard...
My dad used to play that song when i was growing up and i loved it, and now my house does have two cats in the yard. I love the colours of our house in the rooms that we have sorted out and that reflect our taste. I am especially keen on the colours of our rooms reflecting the particular quality of light we have here. It is cool and bluish, quite a harmonious colour and i did not want to use colours that jar with that or strike a false note.
I love scandinavian palettes and the dusty greens and blues that seem to make me think of the design from there. I also love georgian decor and the lovely blues and greys that Farrow and ball use for their paints. We can't afford Farrow and Ball, but we can aspire!
Posted by inkygirl at 14:22