Carpet showrooms are pretty boring, aren't they? I found myself trapped in one the other day. While Paul was discussing laying techniques with the owner and the boys sat quietly for once, playing games on our iPhones, I wandered among the faux-marble lino, fake timber flooring and dull carpet samples. Then I spotted this beauty - the prettiest carpet I have ever seen! Just like my nan used to have in her living room, I think. Isn't it stunning?
Even though I generally avoid carpets as I'm allergic to dust mites, I would happily have this beauty in my home. I stood fondling the carpet and dreamed of how it would look in a whole room - a very small one, I might add, as it's Axminster and costs $330 a linear (yes, linear) metre! Well, a person can dream, can't they?
Time to turn my mind to something more affordable. This week I have also fallen in love with the new fabric line from Amy Butler called (appropriately) Love.
It has a more English feel than her previous collections, which probably explains its appeal to me. I am about to go shopping for this Liverpool Dress pattern. Isn't it gorgeous? And as Liverpool is my home town, it is very appropriate for me.
I'm going to make it in the same fabric as on the pattern but probably in the midnight blue version.
I also love these Water Bouquet prints from the same collection - might have to add these to my stash!