Finishing a big project has freed up the available 'make stuff' time that I had forgotten was so important to me. My lovely husband has been working part time at Starbucks this week since schools are out for Spring Break so we've had a lot of together time that has reminded us how much we enjoy each others company. Its also an extra set of hands to play ball with Sebastian outside or hit the 'Replay' button on the laptop when 'Melmo' goes 'ByeBye'.
An extra set of hands also meant I could take a toddler-free thrift store trip. I stopped at the Salvation Army before they closed for the evening and was thrilled to find a vintage, yellow flat sheet that plans on cozying up to the rest of my vintage sheet collection until I can sit down and figure out if I have the patience for a Dresden Plate quilt. I think they are the most beautiful quilt patterns but I know they aren't necessarily weekend projects. I also found a wooden chair for Sebastian's room. I'd had one of these on my 'Home-Style' list for our next home and seemed to snatch it up in time as it had only been set out the day before. I plan on painting it my favorite shade of green. You can find a picture of the rest of my finds HERE once Flickr decides to play nicely again.
I've also been painting this piece for the inspiring Elsie. We're doing an art trade. I asked for a commissioned piece for Sebastian's room knowing her style would fit nicely with the vision I have of how his room will turn out. We'll have white walls until we can buy our own place so we need lots of color in every other piece. I'm not against white and I think I might even love the calmness of it but I need color and things up on the walls. There is something subconsciously affirming about putting the nails in and hanging something on them. It says, 'I LIVE HERE!"
What are you doing for Easter this year?