Well we’re educated in the art of window dressing at Terry’s Fabricsso we Woodn’t. This is the kind of thing you would have expected to see in the early years of TV’s Changing Rooms， when the new designers seemed to try to compete with each other for the most outrageous or tenuously linked piece of design to their home owner’s lifestyle or brief!personalized gifts for dad
And whilst it might be considered to be a little quirky or even fun， it’s not at all practical and is， in actual fact， nothing more than an unhygienic dust trapsolid throw pillow covers， which is the last thing you need in a kitchen! The design elements that you introduce in to an interior scheme， should respect the room you’re putting them in and its uses. There’s nothing wrong with theme-ing a room to reflect your personality or empathise with your hobbies and pass times， but do it in a subtle way that simply nods at the subject or theme.
A good way of displaying all these wooden kitchen utensils (apart from in obvious utensil jars) would have been to turn them in to a tasteful piece of artwork. Mounting them behind glass (to keep them dust free!)， in something like a deep decoupage box surrounded by a simple， broad， wooden frame， would draw attention to them in the correct way and create a focal point in the room that is both relevant to its function as well as eye catching. As regards using ‘wood’ at your windows， that’s a great idea! - but - do it in the right way. We briefly touched on this last week in our ‘Shipwrecked or Just Wrecked？’ post， where we showed another example of wood being used in a very， shall we say， unfortunate way？
Wood is a natural material and can add warmth depth and texture to interior schemes and windows in particular. Wooden venetian blinds are hugely versatile and practical and available in a multitude of shades these days as well as painted finishes for a really trendy look. More costly， but worth it for a long term investment， are wooden shutters. These not only serve as functional items but will add character and elegance to your home.
Bamboo roller or Roman blinds are another stylish option and these won’t break the bank as they are normally available off the peg in light wood， dark wood and painted finishes. And if you are after a ‘culinary’ theme for example， try a tasteful print at your windows. For example a roman blind in a printed cotton fabric or a printed roller blind. Both are simple， stylish and practical； and.relatively dust free!
Coloured blocks add subtle lighting for walking areas.
Have you ever heard the expression, “Have a Very Meow-y Christmas”? Today the kitty cats are getting festive with this tutorial for ?Cat Embroidery Hoop Christmas Ornaments.?It’s a part of a fun little series put together by Amanda of Jedi Craft Girl. ?Keep on reading to find out a bit more about the series, and to get the free sewing pattern.
For those of you who know my neighbor, Sara (...see my posts on her delicious homemade pasta recipes!)? her husband, Michele (pronounced in Italian “mee-keh-leh”) has the most amazing garden I have ever seen. If you walk in their front yard, you are not going to find an HGTV perfectly manicured garden. Rather you are going to find a gentleman with an amazing green thumb! Michele has the capacity to grow everything and anything! Here, you will find cacti sharing the same container alongside basil….it’s absolutely incredible. He grows so many different kinds of herb, flowers, plants, etc….all together. No fancy equipment, soil, nor professional gardener….it’s just Michele, his hand held garden shears,? and watering can…..Sicilian style! Let me give you a quick tour!