I chose this word partly because it fitted in with my general feelings of festiveness (I’d spent ages looking at decorations and lovely Christmassy things on Pinterest) and partly because I thought it would be interesting to see what other people did with it – and mainly because it’s something I love. I love colour. Neutrals are good – as a backdrop for splashes of colour. I like the idea of pale, minimalist spaces, but I couldn’t live in them. I even find it hard to choose a ‘favourite colour’ because they are all wonderful. I never wear orange, because I look awful in it, but for some things, orange is perfect. (If you haven’t seen it, I recommend the blog ‘How About Orange’ – as well as a love of orange, there are lots of crafty ideas and free printables.) But deep-but-muted ‘Farrow and Ball’ style colours, bright pinks and jades, peacock blues and sunshiny yellows, all the shades of green you can imagine – I love them all.
I tried to find something to symbolise my family’s love of colour, and eventually I thought of the perfect thing, as it also fits with my December theme of wintery-cosy-festive things. Here are our slippers.
A former neighbour makes them – they’re crocheted with leather soles. They are the warmest, cosiest slippers ever, and she makes them – to your colour specifications – from a template of your feet, so comfortable isn’t the word. She made some as presents for the children, and Mr S&S and I decided that we wanted some for ourselves and commissioned them. The Little Boy’s were the first – R. made them using a random yarn selection. The Little Girl, predictably, requested pink. (I try, but I am no match for societal conditioning). I asked for ‘mainly blues’ and Mr S&S said, ‘as crazy as you like’. This is the first time I’ve actually seen them all together – usually they’re on various feet (or under beds and sofas). When I took this photo, Mr S&S’s were still warm as he removed them at the last possible minute.
Check out the other colourful posts this week!
And Ruth – but I don’t have a link to her blog, and the link to her gravatar keeps crashing!