Tuesday, 12 January 2010

Eye candy

Cor, I don't know about you but last week was such a blur (quite literally) with the snow. More is forecast for our part of the country later today/tomorrow.

Despite the cold, dreary weather, I have tried to indulge myself and the house with some prettiness. I'm always keen to buy potted spring bulbs once they arrive in the shops - I can then enjoy them indoors, then subsequently outdoors the following year.

Tulips are a firm flower favourite where I'm concerned and at £2.00 a bunch I wasn't going to grumble!
In the event that I 'may' do some Spring cleaning some time this year (not) - I thought these new Sarah Smith cleaning cloths might inspire me - and if you believe that you'll believe anything! I love the colours and as there are 10 in a pack - I might put some of them to crafting use. Speaking of crafting - I'm still managing to fit in some projects for myself - the latest one is the draught excluder - again, the pattern was from the great Quilting in No Time. This project was by far the easiest and a great way of using some fabrics that aren't quite big enough for other things.
The brilliant thing about it is that you can have the strips as thick or thin as you desire. I've added some lace and pom-pom edging just to make it more interesting. I also added some lavender too. My next project is a patchwork front door curtain. I think that one will be a little more time consuming and will require a lot of patience and thought - neither of which are great attributes of mine....

Keep warm everyone!

17 comments:

♥ Amy ♥ said...

The draft excluder is fantastic!! I love tulips also but my favorite in spring is daffodils! xxx

marigold jam said...

That's a lovely draught excluder you have made. Love those tulips too - anything that brings a little breath of spring into the house has got to be good hasn't it. Those cloths are far too nice for cleaning - I do cleaning so infrequently that my cloths are filthy with the first wipe!!

Jane

Michela said...

Love your Spring bulbs!

Pink Feather Paradise said...

I have to get some narcissus and snowdrops for my windowsill in the lounge... I love spring bulbs but I didn't realise how uplifting it can be to watch them grow indoors...

Oh I love your draft excluder... but as our entire lounge door is missing it might not make a huge difference to the draft! lol

take care
Alex
x

PinkLady said...

Love your draft excluder, it's very pretty. xx

bellaboo said...

The draught excluder is lovely,a very nice design.We can't put any down as Bella would chew them to shreds!
Red tulips...my favourite!

Bellaboo

Floss said...

I love buying bulbs too, because as you say, they live on...

The draught excluder is great - I have been wondering if we have any draughty doors in our home, but unfortunately I think not!

Gayle (GardenofDaisies) said...

I love your festive draft excluder! I love spring bulbs too. Will have to go search the store near me for forced bulbs.

ANGLESEY ALLSORTS said...

Pretty tulips - I want some now! Must find some atthe weekend and dot them around the house.
Like the draft excluder so pretty.

Vicky x

Andi's English Attic said...

I love the draught excluder. What a great idea, and I'm looking forward to seeing the door curtain. xx

bekimarie said...

Love the fabrics you've used in your draught excluder. I keep meaning to make one but haven't got round to it yet, by the time I do it will be summer 'hehe'

Take care
Beki xxx

A Country Girl said...

I gave hyacinth bulbs as Xmas presents - they have just flowered and are so bright and cheery! Wish I had got some for myself.
I have some of those cloths - mine are red flowery ones! Plus I have the matching pan scourer (flower shaped). Cheers me up when I'm doing the dishes!

GardenofDaisies said...

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Petit Filoux said...

What lovely flowers!! I’ve got roses at the moment (not really in season, they’re flown in from the other side of the world…) and I smile every time I look at them. Love the draught excluder!

Florence and Mary said...

I haven’t seen those new Sarah Smith cleaning cloths; I shall keep my eyes out for them!

I’m going to need to make a new draft excluder when I move out in the next couple of months

Victoria xx

A Thrifty Mrs said...

Tulips are my fave flower. We had them at our wedding almost three years ago. Beautiful.

Karen Sanders said...

love your draft excluder, recently bought some fabrics to make one myself, but unsure what to stuff it with to weight it down?