MY BRAIN IS spinning with ideas after attending the Knitting and Stitching Show today in Dublin. Held at the RDS, it's a huge venue filled with all things textiles and fibres. Whether you are a knitter, sewer, beader, weaver, felter or textile artist, it's a feast for the eyes! With vendors, an artist gallery, demonstrations and guilds to join, it's got everything you need to complete your hobby.
The best part about the show is that even if you don't have a hobby, I guarantee you will by the time you leave! So inspiring... what should I make first?
I LOVE A white kitchen and I especially love little white shelves displaying all kinds of pretty kitchen goodies. Even a tiny spot where you can squeeze in a little shelf can add some great personality - do you have a spot for a charming little display?
[via me and alice; hyllepraten; lantlif; kjerstislykke; bo; kjerstislykke]
CHARMING LITTLE flower prints have been a strong trend this year both in fashion and in home decor and I'm loving these rooms that really mix them up and show off these pretty blooms. If too many prints are an overload for you, just adding in a couple of flower cushions with plenty of white gives the same effect but is a simpler approach. Sometimes I think it's nice to be girly and embrace some prairie flower power.
HAVE YOU EVER come across something so awesome that you just can't wait to blog about it?? Well, this weekend while we were out walking, we did...
If you're a knitter and are looking for a few supplies, then Winnie's Wool Wagon is here!
Whether it's wool you're looking for, a new pattern or some cute buttons to finish off your project, Winnie's got it in her adorable little truck. Just pop open the "canopy" and she's open for business!
Even the lights are adorned with little eyelashes!
Winnie's Wool Wagon officially wins my award for cutest thing ever. Can you imagine taking part in a craft fair with this little cutie? I want one.
DUBLIN HAS always been known for its doors and while I was out wandering the streets, I couldn't help but capture a few myself. I love the bright hits of colour, especially on a rather dull, overcast day - what a lovely way to greet you home after a long day at work.
THIS ROOM HAS me swooning! The beams, painted wall panels, the comfy sofas, the painted dining set and of course not one but two gorgeous chandeliers! I love the worn country feel of it but the soft colour scheme keeps it fresh. Do you want to move in as badly as I do?
I RECENTLY came across the Etsy shop of Boston artist Leah Giberson and I was drawn to her stunning pieces depicting seemingly ordinary scenes. Her work, a combination of photography, painting and collage tends to include vacant streets, empty chairs, abandoned pools, ordinary houses and camper trailers, all familiar scenes that surround us everyday. I love how her use of shadow and the absence of people gives her work a quiet feel that some people may find lonely but I find quite serene and beautiful. Stop by her Etsy shop for more gorgeous examples of her work.