Thursday, 30 August 2012

epp project

Having a bit of time on my hands (but not much motivation) I have finally started my epp rose star project again. I cannot believe I've neglected it for this long- shame on me!
I know what you're thinking - "epp - does that stand for Extreme Pink Project?"
Well, no, you silly, it's english paper piecing, and I just happen to have a very big piece of pink fabric from Thailand (one of my colleagues brought it back for me), and honestly, who can resist pink?
Anyway, here they are. My last two rose stars. Now I keep thinking about how many more I need to make a decent quilt to wrap myself with this winter, and that's what's killing my motivation I think. The putting together bit is really fun, but the prep work is really dire and tiresome.

Well, I say that but then when they're all together, they do start to look like something that could eventually be put together...

 So I started another one!

Tuesday, 28 August 2012

longing for autumn

To continue with my last post, here is a set of small bowls I got from Anthopologie the other day. They really remind me of the kind of cups we had tea from in Japan, and no wonder- that's where they were made!

I long for autumn now. Summer is just not my scene, even if I appreciate its offerings, it's time to move on. This morning for the first time in ages when I got up the windows had a bit of condensation, a clear sign of a cold night, and wow, that put me in a good mood straight away. I just can't wait to make 2 or 3 pots of tea a day, cosy up on the sofa, go for walks and feel the crisp fallen leaves under my foot. Come soon, autumn!

Friday, 24 August 2012

simple lunch

My - has it really been that long already? It kind of feels like ages, but at the same time the last six weeks have gone by so quickly. More on that at a later date.
Well, to ease my way back into the swing of things, I am showcasing another one of my simple lunches - really a sad excuse to show you the fabulous new bowl I treated myself to from Anthropologie. I simply love going to the Regent Street shop and admiring all their ranges of clothes, soaps, jewels and of course, kitchenware. And they have an amazing green wall full of plants going over three floors- beautiful!
I've been eyed the bowls and cups for a while, and now feels like the right time to finally get rid of the old and let the new in!

More eye-candy from the shop...

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