I can’t believe I’m actually writing this post. Up until about 48 hours ago, I thought I’d be writing a big, sad apology for not completing my craft and sewing space makeover in time. But hey look! Thanks to some major butt-kicking (and a whole lot of help from my amazing family), the craft and sewing area is DONE like dinner. Proof positive that DIY home decor (even on a $100 budget) is the BEST kind of decor.
If you’ve been following along since week 1 of the challenge… well, you’re awesome! Thank you so much for seeing it through to the end with me. I am absolutely THRILLED with how this space has turned out and I cannot wait to show you all the pretty pretty details. If you missed a few posts along the way, you can catch up on week 2 here and week 3 here!
Drum roll, please! *brrrrrrrrrr…………………………………* (Bonus points if you made the sound out loud. One MILLION points if you did an air drum roll.)
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I had every intention of showing you an almost-finished craft & sewing space this week. I really did! The spirit was willing, but the procrastination was stronger. “Sarah: you titled this post ‘Progress’!” Well, the answer is that I actually did make progress in my $100 craft & sewing room makeover this week; it just all happened in the last 24 hours.
We’ve been enjoying the most wonderful week-long visit from two extremely dear friends, so I’ve been completely distracted by that. I won’t apologize, though, because no blog project is more important than spending time with the people you love! I will say that I need to light a fire under myself in the coming days, though. 🙂
If you’re just catching up, I’ve been making over my craft & sewing space on a $100 budget as part of the $100 Room Challenge, hosted by Erin at Lemons, Lavender, and Laundry. Erin has gathered up a wonderfully talented and resourceful group of bloggers to participate in the challenge: be sure to check out everyone’s week 3 progress at the end of this post! You can catch up on my Week 1 and Week 2 posts, as well.
So here’s what I accomplished in between socializing, drinking coffee, laughing so hard my sides hurt, taking care of two super-cute babies, and cooking delicious food…
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Céad Mile Fáilte – One hundred thousand welcomes to you – and thanks for stopping by Flourish & Knot today! Today is a departure from my usual DIY topics: I’m writing about my other great passion, Celtic & Irish music. In honour of Ireland’s BIG DAY on March 17th, I’ve rounded up my favourite traditional Irish & Celtic bands for St. Patrick’s Day.
I don’t often write about music here on Flourish & Knot. My day job (when I’m not on maternity leave, that is), is as a musician and music teacher, so I like my blog to be a completely separate escape. I wrote a bit about my experiences teaching choral music in India, and I blogged about why singing in a choir is THE BEST, but I really tend to keep things to the DIY realm here. I thought long and hard about what to do in the way of a St. Patrick’s Day post, and I just felt like I wasn’t being true to my Celtic heritage: I needed to write about Irish music.
Irish music is a staple – obviously – of St. Patrick’s Day, and I used to play SO MANY GIGS at this time of year; but it always made me a little sad that people were more interested in hearing the same old same old “St. Paddy’s Day” tunes and songs (‘Black Velvet Band’, I’m looking at you!) and not the actually traditional music! Traditional Irish music is SO wonderful and emotive, and I really hope that I can give you some alternatives to the usual pub-fare tunes. Bodhrans, tin whistles, and dancing shoes at the ready… Here we go!
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