Monday, September 12, 2011

Tales of Red and Aqua :)

I have a thing for red and aqua...perhaps I've told you about it before? :)
Red and aqua make my heart sing in a way that no other colours do...especially when that red has polkadots!

Now, today started out like any ordinary Monday, but went downhill fairly quickly from there. Nothing, but nothing, was going as I had planned, and the day was looking pretty much like a write-off. I had a very bad case of the blahs. My husband walked in the front door, asking if I was expecting a parcel? A parcel! The blahs started rising instantly...
...not only was it a parcel of red-and-aqua loveliness, but it was a parcel that I had all but written off as lost/missing in the postal system...hooray!

You want a closer look? You know you do.....
Even better again... I purchased this red-and-aqua loveliness with a voucher that two of my dearest friends gave me for my birthday, so it will always be lovely, even if I ever get over my red-and-aqua phase (heaven forbid!)

With the blahs lifting, and my ironing basket empty, I decided a little scrapping was in order...
...this line of paper from Kaisercraft called Miss Nelly is so very very me, so I scrapped my thoughts on turning 40 :)
I kid you not, this page came together in record time! I find these colours so easy to work with...but this is my last sheet of red Dots and Stripes...a re-order may have to be organised! The diecut paper was so perfect that I added very little to it.

The IKEA catalogue was also in my letterbox today,so I sat down with my lunch for a squizz, and LOOK LOOK LOOK!!!


A bargain priced, perfect sized, red polkadot lounge! I've had quotes to cover my old lounge in red polkadots, but the cost was WAY out of my price range. Can you imagine how excited I am to find an IKEA one? YIIIPPPEEEEE!!!

The blahs have now been well and truly banished, and I am about to put the quilting pins into another red-and-aqua project that I've been working on for several...um...years. Can you guess what?

Hope your day is filled with colours that make you happy!

TTFN xxx

9 comments:

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

I spotted the lovely couch as soon as I walked into Ikea a couple of weeks ago - it would suit you perfectly and would be bound to lift your spirits daily!

Glad your parcel turned up - looks delicious!

Deb said...

That couch is the best, not fair we don't get IKea here in NZ- stamping my feet and throwiing my toys out of the cot!!

Jan Quigley said...

Those fabrics are definitely enough to banish the blues!!! What range are they?
& yes the IKEA lounge is magic!!! We got our new catalogue last week & it just jumped off the page. I just have to work out where on earth I can fit one!!!

Hope said...

I'm guessing Little Bluebirds is gonna be done soon...

Sorry to hear you had a bad day, but glad to hear it improved. Lovely layout and I'm jealous of that gorgeous fabric goodness (and the lack of grey hairs).

Hope the rest of your week is wonderful.

Linda said...

Oops i saw that lounge and immediately thought of you, sorry should haved txtd you. So so happy that your fabric finally came, what range is it again? Your LO is fantastic and so so you which is fitting as its about you.
A great way to get rid of the blahs.
xxxx

Tracey said...

I soon as I saw that couch in the catalogue I immediately thought of you. I'm glad your day got better.
love me :-)

Cardygirl said...

All that delightful red spottiness would definitely lift the blahs!

Sewandthecity said...

What a lovely bundle of fabrics...can't wait to see what you'll be making!

K-Sue said...

Red and aqua together make me feel happy, too. And 40 is so young...