Good evening dear friends. The grey and wet have entered my life. Oh and the dark. As much as I like Fall for its colors and wildness, I always have a hard time adjusting to the dark days. I guess I am child of light. I just feel better when there is sunshine and I can simply walk outside without first layering up.
But then again, I really shouldn’t complain. I like the seasons. I don’t think I would like an eternal summer. But still, all that rain….
So what is a girl to do then? Well cocooning inside of course. I have changed out the color scheme in my little reading room/ guest room. To warm me up I have added some red.
It was all inspired by bringing in these plants from the garden. These pelargoniums are not frost hardened and the first freezing nights were predicted. So I brought them inside to get them through the winter.
And that pop of red, warmed my heart, so I decided I could do with a bit more of it.
A plaid, some pillows and a few extra accessories did the trick.
I love how easy it is to change the mood of a space by just introducing some new colors (or one color in this case).
Of course I didn’t feel the room was complete without a little extra something, something.
So while it rained and stormed outside I was holed up in my craft room, making this:
A sweater pillow! It was a nice, quick project that definitely helped get me in the mood for more. I think it turned out cute, especially with the polkadot back and the pompon trim. Me likey!
I had the sweater in my stack forever. It used to be my guy’s:
Oh la, la, look at the ‘beautiful’ red cowboy sweater. I can’t imagine he ever walked around in it, but he must have because it was well worn.
My Love threw out that sweater ages ago and I fished it out of the bin, thinking there will be a time that I will need a red sweater….
Guess I was right.
And since I think similar things quite often, and I have ‘saved’ more than one cast-off from the bin, you can guess how the contents of my closets in my craft room look like
The red and white does have a bit of a Christmas feeling going, although I like to think it also has a bit of a nice, rustic, cabin-out-in-the-Scandinavian-forest look.
At least this is where I pretend to be when I cuddle up under that blanket and pretend that my radiator is a roaring fire…
Oh and in case you are wandering what I am reading…..
You have to come back for that. I will tell you all about it soon and I’ll have a surprise for you too.
So what do you do when the wet, the grey and the dreary enters your life?
And is red and white just too Christmas for you or do you agree that it could also be a cabin-out-in-the-Scandinavian-forest look.