How on earth can it be March! My styling the seasons post is a bit earlier than normal but due to other commitments I had to do it this week before I find that the month has vanished and it’s April. The blue theme seems to still be present this month but that is just a happy coincidence.
March for me is for making; the nights are drawing out , the fog of the winter months start to abate and I get itching fingers wanting to fill my time with fun things. I’ve never been much of a crafter or maker before. Self-doubt and a overwhelming fear of failure put paid to me trying things before now. Then a year ago I had my light bulb moment when we bought a caravan. I know it doesn’t make much sense but I thought, to get the van looking fabulous, I’d have to spend a lot of money on soft furnishings. So I threw caution to the wind, bought a sewing machine and had a go.
The outcome was a success, to the point that cushions were made and paint rollering fabric was tried creating curtains, the bug had definitely taken hold. I’m no expert but I’m learning as I go along and enjoying every minute.
I’ve made some beautiful cushions featured here using vintage French linen sheets that are for sale through my wonderful side project Owen and Hunter. The super trunk that I have used as this month’s surface was recovered inside using lining paper printed by me and makes for a useful prop.
The latest project I tried at the weekend was lamp shade making which I loved and the outcome made me smile, yes I can make things!
Hopefully the lampshades will become an Owen and Hunter fixture in the future watch this space.
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