...in the bathroom and not by an armchair in the basement (as I talked about in my last post) is what I'm showing you today since it was much to dark to take any pictures in our basement this week. (I'll have to wait for the days to get a bit longer and brighter for basement photos... )There usually is some kind of a footstool in this same spot because the mirror above the sink on this little vanity cabinet is still a bit high for some of us in this house!
I used an old painted plank of wood which I found in a used building supply yard to make the legs; my husband actually whipped up the wooden part of the stool (thank you, dear husband!) on which I stuck a 1.5 inch foam so that all those tired feet which will be resting on it will be nice and comfy. Once the structure of the stool was made, all that was left to do was slip on the crocheted cover; I made sure the cover was long enough to cover the stool all the way to the top of the legs and and then secured it to the stool by tying it with some yarn around each leg. And, voilà... we have a rose footstool! What do you think?
I have to say that I'm quite pleased with the way it turned out and, given that I really enjoyed making it, I think I will be making more of these stools... Perhaps, I will change the colour of the rose with each new one I make (wouldn't it be fun to have three of them lined up against a wall with different coloured roses?!) or simply x-stitch a different design altogether... Hmmm, the possibilities are endless!
Before I move on to something else, I have to tell you that the bathroom where I took these photos has to be one of my favourite spots in our house; it's not very big but it has the sweetest little bateau bathtub right by a nicely sized window (not like the small windows one usually sees in bathrooms) which overlooks the top of a locust tree as the bathroom's on the top floor of the house. It is such a treat to lie in the bathtub in late spring/early summer with the window wide open when the locust tree is in full bloom with all its lovely fragrant pink flowers...
Now, onto something quite different that I would like to share with you: I am rather excited at the moment because I'm leaving on a sweet little trip to Ireland with my husband early next week! This little holiday is part wedding anniversary gift (we celebrated our 20th anniversary two years ago but weren't able to do anything really special at the time) and part Christmas gift from my husband as I've always longed to go to Ireland (thank you again, dearest husband!!). We are going for just under two weeks with a quick jaunt in London, then Dublin for a few days and onto the Irish countryside in a rented car; if you have any thoughts as to where we should go when in London (I'm definitely going to Liberty!!), Dublin or anywhere in Ireland, please, please leave me a comment! (I should be able to check my emails on and off once in London and Ireland.)
I initially thought that I would have time to write another post before leaving but I'm not so sure anymore; our departure date is coming up fast and I still have a lot of loose ends to tie... I will definitely be back blogging the week of Feb. 10th, hopefully with a bunch of yummy photos from my travels to show you; in case you're wondering about the patterns I've been working on (here). I will be back at it upon my return with hopefully something to show for in February (January turned out to be very unproductive month on that front so I hope February will be better!). As far as my Etsy shop goes, I will shut it down as of this Sunday to be re-opened on Feb. 10th. So, if I don't have time for a quick hello before leaving, I do hope you have a nice two weeks coming up and thank you so much for popping by!