So sorry for leaving you guys in the lurch last week without a lovely Friday blog post! I had good reason though, well at least I hope you will think so!? After many frustrating attempts I was finally starting to get my head around creating my own crochet charts in Photoshop. Woo-hoo! Most of my crochet designs are created in circular rounds which is less straightforward that flat work when it comes to charting. I have sampled some software that's out there but have found it to be less intuitive than I'd like, so instead I've gone back to a program that I know my way around. So far I'm really excited about the results and feel like I'm starting to get to grips with the whole process. I love learning new things like this!
Anyhow, onto today's picks from 'making everyday beautiful'. With the clocks changing this weekend and the ever dwindling daylight hours it's the time of year for nesting and focusing on the comforts of home. Over the next few months I do all I can to maximise the white space in my home and studio to make the most of the limited light. Visual decluttering is always a good way for me to do this, especially in my studio which could also stand a wee bit of actual permanent decluttering too. In a couple of weeks we will have our new boiler installed which I will swiftly follow with a wee bit of decorating - more bright white paint and another floor painted in the same yummy pale grey as my studio. I'm probably more excited about that than having hot water and heating again! So yes, today's 'comforts of home' picks are motivating my seasonal studio shuffle and are making me think that a few fresh flowers nestled alongside my plants would add the perfect touch of colour to cheer up the drab days.