blue and orange
The sofa cushions aren’t all finished, but you get the idea:
I think it looks good. This room is going to be seriously colorful and fun. I hope it will flow well with the rest of the house. This is going to be one of those very long, bit by bit projects. I was already going that direction, but the addition of the orange pillow just confirmed it, I think.
I want to give one more recommendation for this stitchery kit. The instructions were very easy to follow, I think you could be a beginner and not have a lot of trouble learning how to embroider using one of these kits (I did choose the most difficult one, there are some other very cute ones that would be even easier). The linen fabric is really lovely, and you get a piece for the pillow back too, the pattern markings were very crisp and clear, and colors of the wool yarn were just perfect. What are you waiting for? Go get one!
In between all my stitching and sewing, I carved some tiny rubber stamps:
I thought they would be fun for stamping ribbon for tying up gifts.
I’ve been working on some other things too, and I’m going to be opening up my etsy shop sometime this weekend. I’m calling it my "Save up for a plane ticket to China" fund, although after the last couple months of vet bills, car repairs, new washing machines and various other unexpected expenses, it could just be considered a "Get all the bills paid so I stop having anxiety attacks about the finances" fund. Either way, I have some fun stuff to sell, and I hope you will visit and spread the word, I would really, really appreciate it!