Sorry for nothing other than a few photo posts for the past little while; I had a minor operation a few weeks ago, so other than when I have work, I’ve been neglecting the computer. When you have a big wound on your back, office chairs are not conducive to healing.
The weather in my little part of the world (Belfast in Northern Ireland) is really closing in on us. We had a week or two of Summer back in May, another little bit at the start of September, but now that Autumn has just started, we seem to be more than half-way on our way to Winter. We aren’t known for our good weather, but this year it’s been horrendous. My big winter coat will probably be coming out of storage this week rather than the normal November (though saying that, we’ll probably have another week of Summer as soon as I do).
On that note, I’m craving some comfiness and warmth. I’ve done the annual bulk buy of thick tights (necessary survival items when you wear dresses/skirts 90% of the time), have some new pyjamas, am excited about trying my first Pumpkin Spice Latte (first year Starbucks has brought it to UK shores), and am thinking about finally dealing with our pillow situation.
We have two sofas, and five pillows on each. Two pillow are pretty funky; one is this fox pillow from Robin and Mould, and the other is a refashioned tote bag I got from an Eddie Izzard gig. But the other three are old, nondescript cream ones I got at BHS seven years ago when we moved into the apartment as we needed something fast. I tend to view anything bought for the home from BHS, Next or wherever as being very bland and personality-less as they aim towards the mass market, and therefore need to appeal to everyone.
So I’m on a quest to get/make a few more pillows and get rid of these three.
Option 1 is to buy new pillows, and the ones at the top of the post from Ohh Deer are lovely, but although worth their price, it’s maybe not as much as I’d want to spend. I’d only feel right about buying a new pillow every few months.
Option 2 is to make some pillows of my own. There are so many options out there for this. To make them unique, I can play about with their shape, texture, motif, embroidery, pom poms, use photographs (such as in the example above, using photos of my cats), or go with a trend that me and almost everyone else is loving, and I think will still look good after its time has passed, ombre effects.
I also have a wealth of other pillows pinned on Pinterest. I have some decisions to make.