Sometimes when I am sick I feel like my body is betraying me. I mean really, back to back colds when both kids are sick? Or perhaps it is just my body’s way of saying, “slow down!!!”.
I mentioned recently that I have been on a DIY blitz but do I really need to take care of the kids, sew a pillow, re-finish two chairs, paint the hallway, go to yoga, do my course work and reupholster a stool this week?
Right. Prioritize. Change the poopy diaper before a rash develops, re-finish the chair before the upholsterer needs it, get the homework done before class. The rest can wait…at least until the kids and I are fully recovered.
I struggle with slowing down when there is so much I want to get done, which is why I was at the fabric store, kids in tow, three times last week even though we were (are) all sick. But I tell you! If fabric could heal, I would be dancing a jig right now because what a selection! It blew my mind how much new fabric is out and I am in love with several new patterns that I want to share.
It is no wonder, given that emerald green is Pantone’s colour of the year for 2013, that there are some stunning new fabrics featuring this colour:
I am always a sucker for florals. In fact, I have them in every room of my home save Charlie’s nursery.
I love the following fabric but it in no way fits into my home’s decor: too bad! I almost bought some to make pillows out of to sell on etsy just so I could handle it and enjoy the pattern.
My sister recently did a post on her blog about designer Philip Lim’s funky and fuzzy new sweaters and skirts. This fabric was another reminder to me that fashion and interior design trends walk side by side.
Ah, I would like to say that reviewing these beauties for you has been thoroughly therapeutic, but while lying in my bed and typing is lovely, my pillow beckons my aching head. Adieu my friends. Hope that these lovelies have inspired you to head to the fabric store and check out what is new and fantastic.
(FYI, if you are planning on buying fabric consider checking Fabricana rather than places like Chintz and Arlenes. I find the price of fabric per yard is often $5-$10 cheaper there and it is the exact same thing.)