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Spring has sprung (and the sun disappeared!)

Ostara / Spring Mantel 2015 | The World of Suzy Homemaker

Happy Ostara!

Friday 20 March 2015 is a very important day. Not only does today's Spring Equinox herald the arrival of astronomical spring (Ostara), it's also The World of Suzy Homemaker's 1st Birthday!

Happy Birthday to me!

Hello, thank you and welcome to all my lovely new subscribers who are following along as part of my Birthday Giveaway.

As if that wasn't enough, today also saw my first topless outing of the year.

In the MX-5, of course, naughty!

It was BEA-U-tiful out there; perfect lid-down weather.

Oh yeah.... and there was also the small matter of a solar eclipse… only the largest of its size to hit the UK since 1999!

Meh. That was SO last century.

If you somehow managed to miss it, take a look at the BBC's stunning coverage where, reporting from an airplane over the Faroe Islands, Liz Bonnin gives a great user-friendly account of this morning's breathtaking natural phenomenon.

Just amazing.

Meanwhile, back down to earth, spring has well and truly arrived at OneandSeventy.

Ostara / Spring Mantel 2015 | The World of Suzy Homemaker

Highland check has been replaced with a fresh springtime theme, complete with eggs.

Ostara / Spring 2015 | The World of Suzy Homemaker

My Ostara Mantel features daffodils and camellias straight from the garden, brand new artwork and a little hoard from Dunelm, including blossom branches, a heart motif milk bottle, hen eggcup and THE cutest ceramic lovebirds.

Ostara / Spring Mantel 2015 | The World of Suzy Homemaker

Even Stanley's had a mini makeover!

Ostara / Spring Mantel 2015 | The World of Suzy Homemaker

Elsewhere, the sofas have been refreshed with lush new cushion covers, also from Dunelm.

Seriously, who doesn't love Dunelm?

Ostara / Spring 2015 | The World of Suzy Homemaker

I was so excited to change the covers, I didn't even stop to iron them! Ooops! Ah well… a little body heat will soon sort that out! 

The canvases are a couple of Suzy Homemaker specials, which I made just last night using watercolour pencils.

Ostara / Spring 2015 | The World of Suzy Homemaker

I've become a bit of a fan of those pencils, after my very first go at watercolour painting as part of this year's #springtimesurpriseproject turned out so well. Before that, I honestly don't think I would've even attempted something like this and I'm thrilled with the result.

I hope your Ostara has been full of sunshine and heralds the start of a wonderful new season for you.

A hui hou,

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Guest - Annie B on Saturday, 05 March 2016 09:21

Happy bloggy birthday! I love the spring theme; I am getting ready for spring crafting as we speak! Thanks for the inspiration. #MakingHome

Happy bloggy birthday! I love the spring theme; I am getting ready for spring crafting as we speak! Thanks for the inspiration. #MakingHome
The World of Suzy Homemaker on Saturday, 05 March 2016 10:32

Thanks for the lovely comment, Annie. This was last year's mantel, but I still love it. I've made a start on this year's, with the addition of a few new bits 'n' pieces: http://suzy-homemaker.co.uk/blog2/diy-crafts/getting-crafty/entry/welcome-spring-into-your-home-with-a-simple-diy-wreath.html

Thanks for the lovely comment, Annie. This was last year's mantel, but I still love it. I've made a start on this year's, with the addition of a few new bits 'n' pieces: http://suzy-homemaker.co.uk/blog2/diy-crafts/getting-crafty/entry/welcome-spring-into-your-home-with-a-simple-diy-wreath.html
Guest - moo on Saturday, 21 March 2015 07:21

Looks fab SH. A year already! OBVIOUSLY you deserve all the success i knew you'd get and a lot more but it's a coming xxxx

Looks fab SH. A year already! OBVIOUSLY you deserve all the success i knew you'd get and a lot more but it's a coming xxxx
The World of Suzy Homemaker on Saturday, 05 March 2016 10:32

Thanks Moo!

Thanks Moo!
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