Thursday, July 30, 2015

Around the Clubhouse

The Flying Clubhouse: Around the Clubhouse // tea with lemon
The Flying Clubhouse: Around the Clubhouse // tea with lemon
Between traveling and zipping around for various projects, it's been nice to catch a few moments at home. One of my favorite things about traveling is coming home again and enjoying all the mundane things that you coundn't enjoy while on the road. I even appreciated doing landry - i.e. it was nice to get all my sweaty, dusty, packed-up clothes clean and freash again!

✽ My favorite way to start the day is with a cup of tea. Sometimes I take it with milk, and sometimes with lemon. 
The Flying Clubhouse: Around the Clubhouse // painting
The Flying Clubhouse: Around the Clubhouse // green painting
✽ It's been ages since I've painted. It feels good to pull out the brushes and paint again.
The Flying Clubhouse: Around the Clubhouse // thrifted shirts
The Flying Clubhouse: Around the Clubhouse // thrifted finds
✽ I've had an incredible lucky streak when it comes to thrifting. (Sadly, it's over now). Some of my recent finds are two much-needed blouses, a metallic clutch and a gorgeous pair of black heels. (The last two are for an up-comming event). The blouse with the aqua-colored pattern is a silk-cotton blend and feels delicious to wear. It had a yellowed stain on the front that came out easily by soaking in water and vinegar.
The Flying Clubhouse: Around the Clubhouse // rose of sharon
The Flying Clubhouse: Around the Clubhouse // rose of sharon
✽ The rose of sharon outside our place is beautiful this year.
The Flying Clubhouse: Around the Clubhouse // braided rag rug
The Flying Clubhouse: Around the Clubhouse // braided rag rug
The Flying Clubhouse: Around the Clubhouse // braided rag rug
✽ Traditional arts. I'm a little obsessed with rugs - all kinds of rugs. Rugs are expensive, however. I decided to attempt my own braided rag rug. Incidentally, I've also been getting more organized and trying to clear some space. Making a rag rug is an excellent way to quickly eleminate a fabric scrap collection. The braiding itself was fun and went by quickly, but now I've started to sew the braids together by hand, and the going is very slow. Maybe I'll have a nice rag rug by next winter!

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6 comments:

  1. I can totally relate to feeling fulfillment and wholesome taking a moment to slow down and do these things at home. After touring for music and spending night after night away from home, the old somewhat prison of the everyday, familiar routine feels so good again. Like laundry in a washer you actually know how to operate and not having to worry about getting clothes folded a certain way to avoid being crushed and wrinkled in a suitcase, just putting them on a hangar in a familiar closest.

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  2. That rug is amazing!! I've thought of making rugs lately myself, I saw a lovely crochet one on pinterest that looked like it could be a fairly easy project, but I'm not sure how hard wearing it would realistically be. I haven't heard of a rag rug before, it looks really interesting and I love the colours you've used. I really love your paintings too.

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    1. Thanks! I like how the colors turned out too - it was just what in my scrap bin. I'm also curious to see how hard-wearing this will be. Now that I'm sewing the braids together, it seems pretty heavy and sturdy, but I guess we'll see. Let me know if you make a rug - a crochet one sounds interesting.

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  3. I like how these are such different photo subjects but they all seem to go together with the colors and way they were framed etc.

    Also, as a fellow tea drinker, yes to starting the day with a cup of tea (yours is so pretty!)

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    1. Thank you, Kristian! I get such a kick out of styling still life photos, I'm glad some sort of coherence is apparent. :-)

      Yay tea!

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