Dog Days and Sparkley Ways

Chintz and Company image on my Pink Pinterest Page

Going to my Happy Place

We are now officially through one-third of our transitional stay in Motel du Crust and I am going through serious creative withdrawal. My stuff. Having purged a good deal of it and put the remainder on the truck, I wonder what truly remains of my stash?I miss colour. I miss thread. I miss my books and drawing supplies.

We are now in our own special version of the Dog Days of Summer…

Buddy on cliché bedspread (complete with cigarette burns)

Looking at our surroundings on a daily basis can get a little depressing.

For a coordinated look: Matching cigarette burns on the sink

I have been trying to distract myself with dog walking, episodes of “Love It or List It” and doodling the furniture placement in our future digs. Visual Retail Therapy and re-facing the blog could only fill so many hours.

$1.47 for a pack of pencils, $39 on new craft books; hooking up to Pinterest = Priceless

But my true salvation during this crafting hiatus? Pinterest! I regularly run down my laptop battery by pinning and re-pinning all sorts of eye candy. Name your passion and there are pics waiting for you to build a board with. Its like having a magic doll house, with access to unlimited furnishings – design any room of your fantastical choosing – pick paint colours & designer furnishings – build the ideal sewing room; or get down to serious planning with a mood board for your next great quilt project. In a place where there is no colour, no good smells and nothing to spark happy imaginings, these virtual pin boards let me build my happy place.

The Motel du Crust may be short on rhinestones, but so long as I can power-up the laptop, there is plenty of sparkley-ness to be had.

This personalised pillow from Bambina on etsy made its way to re-pinning

Pin what you love!


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