Hello there dear friends & readers
This past week has seen a few "little" completions
Yes the Cottage is Open again - at last :-)
A lovely friend called in from Taranaki last week & she said it looked "bigger & lighter" - how my heart sang !!!!
Shall I perhaps tell you about the lady the next day who said "where did you actually paint as it looks the same as last time I came???!!! .... no maybe we wont mention her!!
I am very happy with it & although it is difficult to do wonderful displays with the small space that I have, I feel it is lighter & fresher & also feels more spacious to me :-)
I will just dot photos about as I chat to you ...
|the fireplace mantle - I did not paint this lovely old wood surround, just oiled it|
The shelf below is new, or should I say old, & revamped plus the mirror behind it was a friends throw-out I rescued ...
It gives some height to my displays ...
The stand below was black & I painted it with leftover wall paint
shelf destined for the dump "before" . . .
same shelf "after" . . .
New curtains made from old length of lace that I have had for far too many years to remember . . .
|The golly corner - tall ladder has been painted cream - was dark green|
|My vintage pram filled with baby knitting|
Okay thats all for now ... just a quick skim around the room with my funny ol' camera ... now what do you think, please be honest??? And while we are at it here dear friends ... please promise me something else ... if I should EVER mention to you again any thoughts or ideas about painting the Cottage, please do me an immense favour, & reach into your screen & give me a good clip around the head, remind me of the huge headache it was & how I vowed & declared NEVER EVER AGAIN!!!!!! I am counting on you to remember for me please !!!!
A couple of other little completions this past week - in between finishing off the Cottage - this lovely lady was another naked body in my sewing room which I dressed with tea-dyed calico clothing
She is a Julie Love "Golly J" design & is called Best Friend - I love the little ceramic button on her bag (a Nicki Tervo design)
Also I completed this rather large cushion from my vintage blanket stash
It was another half-finished project taking up space in my sewing room :-)
These lovely handtowels & embroidered lavender bags were my final completion on the sewing front ...
And lastly, this box was calling out for a revamp
So while I was painting the last shelf for the Cottage, I flicked some wax & paint over it & then lined it with some leftover scrapbooking paper - it came up so much nicer I thought :-)
Well folks I am off to fill the wood basket - as I type this I can feel the temperature dropping & it is getting cold again - we had a small peek of sunshine this morning but now its gone.
Wishing you all a great rest of the weekend & all the very best for the week ahead - hope you find some creative time in your week
some time to sit & stitch or some time in your craft room maybe ...
The above 3 pics are taken in my friend Sally's gorgeous home - her craft room makes you never want to leave :-)
Thanks so much for popping by,