Last night, I couldn't sleep. I was so excited because I had decided that today was going to be a perfect day. My legs were dancing under the sheets and it was a good job dh was working away otherwise he would have got kicked a few times. I had managed to get dd into craft club at the same time as ds going to nursery which meant I had two and a half blissful hours all to myself. I love my kids to bits but one needs a break now and again and this was it.
Before I dropped them off, I made sure the house was relatively tidy and hoovered up so I wouldn't waste my precious time. Then I baked scones. I baked them just before dropping them both off so they would be perfectly cool and ready to eat when I got home. I went out and bought some double cream and Bonne Mamam Strawberry Conserve. I served it up with Whittards Irish cream flavoured coffee in my new favourite cup. Ohhhh yummmmm. Delicious homebaked scone with a slightly crunchy outside and soft and crumbly on the inside. Not like shop bought ones with the baking soda aftertaste. I sat there at my kitchen table and browsed my mags. Perfect.
Then I did a bit of hooky. Loving this so much. Have I said that before? I think I may have to buy another pack of the yarn as I am going to make this super big for our bed. The rest of it I will make flowers with. There are plenty of uses for this gorgeous yarn. It is soft and easy to work with and the colours are fab.
And a bit of stitching. I so wanted the unicorn's ear finished but never mind - these things take time. Listened to Micheal Silverman's Jazz for a Rainy Day on Spotify. Lovely relaxing piano music. It wasn't raining, in fact, it was quite a reasonable day with a bit of sunshine but this music was also.... perfect.
Whilst looking at my mags I noticed this:
Can you spot the crochet blanket? £175 from Toast!!! Hmmm excepting the colours, not so disimiar to my Baby Steps.
I got some home decor inspiration and am set on this:
Previously I was adamant it would be this:
I am on a very nice journey of self discovery at the moment and am never quite sure of what I like but I am definitely moved toward the red. I kind of lost myself the last few years with one thing and the other and now I am trying to make out the pieces of the jigsaw that make me up if you get me. It's an interesting journey and I will share more things about "me" as I find them out! Our living room is desperate to be decorated. It is very plain and a sort of yellowy cream and very boring. I like bright bold colours and the red room is just so cosy and I think will be ideal for the coming autumn season.
Well, so long for now good readers. I have much to share but that is enough for one post. I am thinking I should blog more regularly and not leave great big gaps. Passing by your way soon. Big Thank You to all my new followers as well. Some don't appear to have blogs but if you do then leave me a comment so I can find you too. xx