Spring is springing. My daffodils are blooming copiously,two grape hyacinths are peaking up in my front garden, and my lenten roses are glorious. My cats stay outside longer and longer and come inside at night (or the morning after) completely exhausted. All my pregnancy tests came out wonderfully, which was very reassuring especially since I am an older mother. The best news of all is that I am having another GIRL! Yay.
I bought the most wonderful new Japanese craft book with directions in English. I have a thing for Japanese craft books (well, don't we all?) but the directions some times leave me perplexed. It has tons and tons of fabulous flowers and little hand bags that have me drooling. Not only are the directions in English, but they are extremely easy to follow.
Besides wonderful projects the book itself is a design inspiration. Sprinkled throughout are lovely watercolors, like this one inside the front cover:
Some of the projects:
kara lily caddy:
I made a couple of posies to be included in care packages going far far away... That is my Swell ironing board cover in the background.
Last week my sweet little girl sat down and earnestly made this little collage for her best friend with no parental help or interference. Could anything be sweeter? It is my current inspiration.