The best bit of the new kitchen looks like this...
Every time I see that big hunk of turquoise Formica worktop I smile. However, the rest is unfinshed- most of the doors and drawers had dings and faults so one door, no drawer fronts and a lot of waiting for replacements.
Meanwhile, gratuitous photos of fabric. I tried to resist this but I caved, the white on white is especially pretty and I have just cut into the black for a binding. Lakehouse Dry Goods, Annie's farm stand, seed catalogue print from Fat Quarter Shop
Tiny cuts of Japanese fabrics, for Farmer's wife blocks I think.
Japanese mini linen cuts, soft and delicate
Suzuko Koseki and Kumiko Fujita, my favourite designers.
I was happy to see how many people enjoyed a bit of calligraphy in my last post and the encouraging comments to try designing a bit of fabric myself. Once I get past the silly season of end of term (maybe 20 letters/forms from old school and new school this week) parents' meetings, birthdays etc and into a nit of quieter time I will look into it properly. I do feel like I am going slightly mad. I have had a bad run of crappy sinus headaches that even my strongest painkillers fail to kill, Lula has cleared her room of 'toys' almost entirely (soon to be her eleventh birthday) and dropping her off at high school for a trial day last week has made me all a bit emotional and my head is a busy obsessional place. Creatively this can be good, practically my brain is a hard place to be. It'll pass.
I leave you firstly with a destash pic - all on Folksy (British Etsy style site)- if you don't have a Folksy account I can sell direct, 10% off to blog readers, just let me know and I'll refund discounts via Paypal.
And finally, a bit of Nina Simone, 'Do What You Gotta Do" and an obscure but interesting Japanese Youtube video.
I find it strangely calming x