Unfortunately Mr C and I are now stuck on paint colours. Like, seriously, how many choices can there possibly be?? It's insane. And quite mind-boggling. As we're going to have gorgeous Jarrah floorboards we're looking for a pretty neutral wall that will compliment the timber. Currently we have narrowed it down to these three...
|Dulux Hog Bristle|
|Dulux Warm Neutral|
And if we still can't agree after those I'm just going to paint the whole place in this...
|Dulux Deep Exquisite|
Ok, maybe not, but ARGH my head is about to explode.
So, what does one do when one is sick and tired of thinking about paint colour? Well, think about fabric colour of course. Crazy, I know, but when I heard about Becca's Low Volume Swap I had to sign up.
The idea of a neutral quilt, ala Milk & Cookies by Red Pepper Quilts, is really appealing to me right now. And the fabric choices popping up on the swap's flickr board are lovely. How exciting!
I had lots of fun scrolling through online stores to find suitable low volume fabrics. In the end I went with these lovelies from Hawthorne Threads.
|Floral Elements in Winter Wheat|
|Sari in Grey|
LOVE! Particularly the Sari by Dear Stella. I hope they work well with everyone's choices. Fingers crossed.
Now I've piqued your interest, make sure you head on over to Becca's to find out more information and, of course, sign up!
Moving away from colour, now, I've also had a million and one ideas bouncing around in my head for Donktober. Huh, what is Donktober, you ask? Well, basically, it's a crazy thing I dreamed up to celebrate the wonder that is the ass - a month of donkey related projects from quilts to stitching to softies.
A-huh, I'm mad. But it should a least be a bit of fun... errr... ridonkulousness! Stay tuned for more information in the coming weeks.
Hmm, so what about actual craft? Well, admittedly, with all of that going on not much hands-on sewing was happening. I say "was" because yesterday I suddenly realised that I'd signed up to be this Friday's post host of Thank Goodness It's Finished Friday. Umm...uh oh!
Thankfully I had a rather quick and easy project on my "Monkey See, Monkey Do" personal Pinterest challenge to-do list:
|I-spy quilted placemat by Mon Petit Lyons|
After spending time yesterday rummaging through my stash for suitable fabrics to fussy cut I've now come up with this:
|Yep, I spy a donkey!|
I just have to finish the applique then quilt then bind. You know the drill. Wish me luck. And be sure to pop back this Friday to see if I've finished it in time. ;)
I'm linking up to this week's Work in Progress Wednesday over at Freshly Pieced. Pop over for a look see - after signing up for the Low Volume Swap, of course!