Hayley who has a very thoughtful and inspiring blog posted recently about her sewing space and creating small changes within the house which have a much bigger impact on how you feel. This picture shows one of my minor domestic changes - I made a reading corner a couple of months ago and haven't posted the pictures. The space between the end of the sofa and the wall was kind of being wasted - we had a toy box thing there. My lovely Polish friend (if you read this, Gosia I am missing you and your coffees!) was moving back to Poland in february and kindly gave us this set of shelves which had been a shoe store in her front hallway. There are two large floor cushions which I bought on ebay after finding the Ikea covers in the charity shop (still with labels on). I am tempted to paint these shelves bright red - I am having a yearning to paint a few things bits of furniture at the moment but haven't got any spare money to buy the paint this week.
It was great to move some picture books downstairs to free up some book shelf space for T's older boy books that he now has. The cushions seem to be a success (I have zipped that one in the picture shut now) and the kids do sit down there to read or Little I plays trains down there a lot. I almost fell asleep on the book cushions a few days ago - they are so comfortable. But was rudely woken by Little I yanking my eyelids open. Ahh, the joys of motherhood.