I have officially gone soft. Having lived in Australia for three years I now find myself agreeing vigorously with my friends that its freezing when in fact it is 19 degrees. Our evenings are getting cooler though and its time to pull out the throws and rugs. These pieces are by Ruth Cross the company set up by textile designer Ruth Bridgeman. Ruth Cross products have beautiful texture and are handmade, mostly of wool. I particularly like the dressing stool below as my granny had a stool shaped just like this at her dressing table.