Monday, April 28, 2014

The Sketchbook Project 2015

I have much updating to do, but I don't feel like taking about any of that. Instead, I want to mention the Sketchbook Project. I skipped 2014, but kind of missed it, so I made sure not to skip again this year. Especially since the tour is coming to Toronto again. And one of the themes (which I signed up for) is "parts of a whole." I can't wait to get started... I've already been brainstorming, as you can see!
Have you signed up for this year's tour? If your sketchbook is going to be in Toronto, let me know, I'll check it out!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Sketchbook Pages: Spring Doodles

Some doodling in my sketchbook:
This last one is from the next page, as yet unfinished. I love these simple doodles - they are a very relaxing way to spend an hour or so!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Spring has Sprung

I don't know about you, but where I am, spring has finally sprung. I've switched to my spring jacket and started wearing short sleeves on a regular basis. I even painted my toenails in bright, spring colours:
I think I'm going to open my window a crack and let in a fresh breeze! 

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Our New Couch

After nine years of service, it was time to retire our old couch. Cheap to begin with (my first big furniture purchase, on a student budget), it was too small and hardly comfortable. Actually, it was pretty bad - we were well overdue for a new one!

And here it is:
We went to have a look at La-Z-Boy two weekends ago, and to be honest, I wasn't expecting much. I had browsed their site online and didn't really see anything I liked. But we saw this sectional - with a chaise like I wanted and a recliner like Pat wanted - and were sold. It was delivered on Saturday and it's a perfect fit! We're really happy - it's SO comfortable! The imitation leather feels really nice and the dark brown fits in well with our decor. 
I'll be sure to share more photos once we have the rest of the room finished. Since a coffee table won't work with the chaise-recliner combo, we're looking to add a nice end table and a removable wooden tray for the end of the chaise. I also plan on stitching up a new pillow cover or two.. I just need to decide on fabric!