Yes, the blog is still somewhat broken. I haven’t put much thought into how to make it pretty. I’ve been too busy playing Super Mario Brothers Wii with Matt to even think about it.
A discussion with Danielle on the way to our knitting group brought up some interesting thoughts about my house. While Matt and I have lived here for 5 and a half years, it’s really hard for me to think of it as a home. The recent work to the kitchen and living room has helped tremendously, yet it still feels cold and boring. Sure, I refer to the house as Grand Central Station, but that doesn’t mean it cannot be a warm and inviting place.
I’m slowly coming up with ideas and projects to add character and warmth (expect to see that word a lot) to the house. Something I find to be sorely lacking is texture. Things like shaggy carpets, linen curtains, and glass vases. Variety and character. Handmade things that may not be perfect, but they’re mine and I love them.
So, the first step for all of this is to start crafting! I have plans to knit and sew, embroider and paint, plant and tile. But, in keeping with this years theme (simplicity), everything I add to the house must be balanced by the removal of at least 2 similar items. You can have character without having clutter.
It’s about time to make this house a home.