Show of hands if your grandmother had one of those furry chenille bedspreads with the little embroidered (or – egads! – plastic) daisies sewn to the top. My grandmother had a ducky yellow one for her single twin bed (she and my grandfather slept in separate bedrooms from about their early 60s on because my grandmother snores like a grizzly bear in hibernation.) I was always sort of fascinated with that bedspread, with an odd and infantile assortment of embroidered daisies and butterflies nestled its pale yellow fuzz. Come to think of it, I believe my grandmother had a matching robe! Ahh, perfect for those days when you’d like nothing more than to be swaddled in 360 degrees of floral duck fuzz.
These nails, my submission for the theme of pastel flowers in a challenge I’m participating in on Instagram, remind me of those (admittedly super soft) chenille bedspreads. I really love this type of close-cropped floral design where the flowers – nothing more than centre dots ringed by short little free-handed lines – look as through they’re knitted together (which is really quite fitting, given how much these nails remind me of textiles!)