My version of Amy Butler's Gumdrop pillowAnother project has been crossed off my to-do list - hurrah! I finally finished the Amy Butler gumdrop pillow for Zak's room. I say finally cause it's been sitting on the dining room table in two pieces for three weeks while I got myself together enough to visit Spotlight for the filling. And while I couldn't do a "slipstitch" to save my life - so you can't see the thread/seam - and ended up with one icky seam, I'm just a little proud of my efforts. I'm no sewer so the fact it's endured Zak's enthusiastic bellyflops and my (temporary!) rather large self for two whole days without bursting open makes me think there's hope it'll last at least a week!
Zak's new reading zone. I tried to get him to sit there and read for the photo, but he was much more interested in the construction zone...I've popped it in Zak's room as our reading corner cause I'll be moving the rocking chair on to the nursery soon and we need somewhere cosy to sit for morning, lunchtime, afternoon, evening, bedtime stories (he loves books).
While at Spotlight I picked up some new fabric for my chair which I will attempt to start recovering this week. Sometimes I bore even myself though - I ended up with a light beige velvet cause I figured that way it could move to any room and look OK.
And in other decorating news... the carpet sample went back with no love. It's too scratchy, so we're going with a plusher option in a similar colour. We have six and a half weeks left to get the guttering fitted, carpet installed, wardrobes bought and put together (good old Ikea - beat our builder's quote by $1500!!), walls and ceiling painted in the bedroom/nursery and the lighting changed. And that's providing this fidgety baby doesn't decide to come early. EEK! Wish us luck, I think we'll need it...
PS: Thanks again to Holly at Decor8 for the pattern!