Hubs has been busy all weekend redecorating our living room.....we were not so keen on the colour we had painted it once we had our new furniture in place - so it was back to the DIY store, where we spent far too long deciding on a new colour scheme.
Finally we decided on classic vintage tones to compliment the 600 year old exposed beamed ceilings and stone walls......we want to achieve a warm rustic feel to the room, so have opted for antique cream with splashes of mossy green and rich ruby.
The colours have really pulled together well and the room is starting to look a lot like I had envisaged it would.
We found the perfect curtains and other soft furnishings before finally hitting an antique store to grab a few old bits and pieces to complete the look we wanted to achieve.
Whilst Hubs has been busy painting I sat and played with May's Bad Girls kit which is sooo colourful and crammed packed with some pretty amazing finds - one of which is just perfect for me to create something little that will sit perfectly in my new living room!
Its been good for us to keep our minds busy over the past few days - with the news of two recent deaths, its been quite difficult for both Hubs and I not to think about all the loved ones we have lost. Losing people you love is always difficult - my dear old Dad always said that when he passed away he didn't want us to cry - if we cried then we were crying for ourselves and for the things we didn't do when he was around - I guess in some ways he is right but 10 years on I still get teary eyed when I think of him and wish he was here right now to see his Grandchildren....what I would give just to have just 5 minutes to chat with him right now :(
My arm is no better and after spending Friday afternoon at the hospital it seems surgery is the only way it's going to get fixed....apparently I need a new elbow, so its on the waiting list for me!
I'm so sad that I couldn't make it to the Scrapping Angels retreat - this arm of mine wont let me drive atm :( I've heard the retreat was fantastic, with great classes and lots of fun.....just wish I had been there myself :(
This is one of the classes I designed using some fab black cored chipboard (which I happened to find in my local craft store), along with Prima and Hambly goodies - all bound together using a Bind it All - Debbie taught the class on my behalf - so BIG thanks to Debs.x.x.x
Best go and sort J out - he is home from school today with a icky bug :(