These aren't the best photos, but I may never be able to get any with good natural lighting because this area of my house is rather dark. This week-- April 1, yes I am a fool-- was my birthday (37, thank you) and I got myself a few treats, including this Babette Doll which I absolutely adore. I am not the biggest collector of softies, but Babette is my favorite. I love how French she looks. I am a major French wanna-be (actually I am French, my maiden name is DeMoss), so this is just perfect for me.
And I finally filled some embroidery hoops that I bought on Ebay many months ago with Joelle Hoverson's new line of fabric Cake Rock Beach. I was so pleased when it arrived today, I bought this print as well as the companion dot in two colorways, and it is really gorgeous. I want more, but will leave some for the rest of you. Here you can see a few of the changes that I've managed to implement in my family room. I've painted the mantel black, put some Denyse Schmidt throw pillows on the chairs, and some of you spied the DS quilt on the back of my couch a while back. Now I just need to slipcover the ottoman with some tobacco colored fabric I bought a few months back. Why does that seem so difficult? I don't know. I'll give you some more shots of some other changes soon, including a ladder to the left of the fireplace with three wool throws. (that I conveniently bought for my family for Christmas, how's that for multi-tasking? Call me Homer Simpson).
Have a great weekend...
(PS- a few posts back a few of you asked about my fridge magnets. I made them by printing large numbers on Kraft paper and putting them through my Xyron)