Styling the Seasons ~ March

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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Hopefully the lampshades will become an Owen and Hunter fixture in the future watch this space.

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If you would like take part in Styling the Seasons style up a surface each month take some photos either blog about it or share on social media using the hashtag #stylingtheseasons and tag @AptApothecary and @lottsandlots/@tweetinglotts.

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5 thoughts on “Styling the Seasons ~ March

  1. Thank you Sarah~Lou and Katy. Got more makes on the cards too I’m definitely going to give Katy’s fabric pots a go!! Loving all the other styling the seasons March post, Spring is tantalizingly close x

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  2. I love those cushions made from sheets – just gorgeous! I have projects like these planned but just never quite get around to them. In face, I have a lamp shade ready for covering under my bed…might have to go dig it out! Always a good idea to unleash the inner maker…x

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    1. So do I Charlotte I can’t stop making them. I have many a project on the go in my head and far too many linen sheets! Get that shade out from under your bed and make that the start, if I can do it you can. Jane x

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