Ian Mankin. Heard of him? Fab tickings and stripes and checks abound in his shop and it is where I headed (online) when I started thinking about blinds for our new bath and bed room up in our newly converted loft. Commonly, and also contrarily, most grandly known here at BeanTowers as The Top Floor.
However. Trouble lay ahead. We have a problem with colour. We have nothing against colour but just with the choosing. If the charts and swatches had about five options, we would be well away. But they don't. Personally, I think Henry Ford had the right idea with the old 'You can have any colour you like as long as it's black.' Only here, it it Dulux white.
So I browsed and clicked and sent a wee message off to Mr Mankin, requesting a few samples. They arrived and I oohed and ahhed. Gorgeous little rectangles of thick beautiful fabric. But which to choose? Quite a decision as they are not cheap. And they have colour in them.
How about this one? Sagey. A bit too green I think.
This? Not too sure about the darker blue.
I think this could be it.
Definately not. Why did I pick this? So not me.
And to put the decision off, I got out the sewing machine and put the idea into reality. Want to see?
Like it? I am so pleased with myself that I'll show you another photo.
And do you know which one I have chosen? None of them. I need someone to do it for me.