I am so in the mood for Easter and I couldn't resist this colored egg cover from "Maatha" (I never pronounce the "R" when saying her name).
Then there was this excellent resource from Burpee.........key word here is "SIMPLE"...keep it simple, Sam. I too often, go way overboard in my "projects".
I'm not really too "froufrou" in my decorating but this magazine always has something I like and the 44 Renovation Redos and Kitchens caught my eye! I'm reading this one now....I'll let you know but so far, so good! Of course they show BIG rooms and mansions but I just grab the ideas and run with them to fit my size and my taste. Plus, they usually throw in a humble cottage somewhere which is what I'm going for. I don't want to clean BIG spaces anymore....cute and cozy is for me and low maintenance.
And then the "feast de'resistance" ........beautiful Spring colors of yarn! I am getting ready to do an Attic24 crocheted blanket of her "ripply" design. She is SO colorful and I love it so I'm going to give it a go! I did my test swatch and now I have to calculate how big I want it. Probably just a throw size for now since I want to make a blanket later. The pattern is so delightful and "t.v. watching" friendly. Some patterns I have to pay too much attention to and cannot have the telly on or I get distracted and mess up....BIG TIME! LOL!
This is acrylic yarn which is fine for a throw for the back of my chair but if I were making a blanket for a child or for anyone's bed it would be in a washable Merino wool probably...a soft wool. As you probably know but I was not aware of for a long time, acrylic yarn is basically plastic and if there were ever (God forbid) a fire.....acrylic literally melts onto the person whereas wool does not. So, if you are making blankets for babies, or children or the elderly...for ANYONE, please use a nice soft washable wool of which there are many beautiful ones out there. Yes, it costs more but not when you think of the cost to a potential burn victim. It may save their life if they're ever in that situation. This throw is going to be used to cover the back of my ugly chair!
Then...TA DAH! The Easter stuff..........
The eggs are going on my little Sugar maple out front, I got cards to send out, cookie cutters, egg dye to color eggs, jelly beans to place around the Bunny Cake I always make (the black ones get saved to put under the tail....oh...I am SO bad!) and some new colorful pens that were only .97. In fact, Wal-mart now has an aisle like Target with .97 things in bins. Of course, they can't compare to Target (boo, hoo....I miss my Target so much!) but they're trying and I truly appreciate it since they're the only store for miles and miles! The nearest Target is 2 hours away!
Okay, now I'm tired thinking of all the things I have to do....I better go lay down or drink more coffee. I have my work cut out for me! TTYL.....have a great day!