Aaah September – I am so glad you are here. Robin Williams said that Spring is nature’s way of saying, ‘Let’s party!’ and it’s hard to disagree with that. I suddenly have this overwhelming urge to dress in billowy things and clean everything in sight in my home! But spring cleaning really can be cathartic. The miracle of cleaning up transports you to a place where you are calmer and more peaceful. If your home is decluttered then usually so is your mind. But before you freak out and start throwing everything away in a frenzy of mass chaos, first consider a few small but significant changes that will improve your living space:
Move your bed – preferably closer to a window
Add some green
Paint something – a wall, a chair, a bookcase, or a picture frame
Change cushions or upholstery
And only then begin the process of removing everything that does not complement this new arrangement. Good luck and have fun with this.
There are two very exciting developments this month at Exquisite Cuts that I want to share with you. The first pertains to Hemp. The best adjective I can think of to describe this fabric is ‘remarkable’. Hemp provides all the softness of a natural textile but with strength that is amazing – seven times stronger than cotton – making it uniquely hard wearing and long lasting. It grows without the need for pesticides, dyes to perfection and is suitable for upholstery and clothing. It is truly a wonder fabric, and we have a wide variety of samples at the shop. We are so excited to show them to you!