Good Thursday afternoon dear friends & readers
Goodness me ... the last fortnight sure went by in the blink of an eye !!!
When the architect drew up the plans for our lounge extension, one of the things I felt most excited about was turning our old back door entrance into a cupboard
Our house is small & lacks cupboard space badly, & ... with 6 entry doors already into our house, I was not sorry to wave goodbye to one more!!!
The photo above shows the former back door entrance from inside & outside
This is the new cupboard beginning to be framed in.
I had to make sure the builders made it to the maximum depth possible as I wanted to use every last inch of space available.
As we are still waiting for our
hopeless plasterer I ran out of patience over Easter & decided to fill the holes myself.
The Mr came home & asked me if I knew what I was doing??
"Haven't a clue" I replied "but after all - its only a cupboard"
This is how it looked when I had filled all the holes & given it two coats of paint.
|Not too bad for an un-professional I must say|
I found some wood in The Mr's shed to make the side brackets for the shelves ... I gave these a paint also.
Then - just today - The Mr cut me up some timber lengths for my shelves.
Oh beautiful new cupboard .... how exciting you are !!!
You see folks, it is to be a craft cupboard to hold some of the supplies that are overtaking my sewing space
This is just a practise run ... to ensure the shelves can actually hold things ... I plan to organise my cupboard properly & really utilise the space available. Great excitement !!!!
After a young man came along & purchased two gollies from me for a baby gift, I noticed my golly stock had indeed diminished.
I thought I had better rectify that, so I cut out two more bodies & made them up .... the first is Baby Annie Golly, a pattern by Angels in Disguise ... she is one of my all-time favourites
I like to give them a little toy in their hands ... this teddy I named Rosebud as I embellished her with silk rosebuds
The next one I made needed to be a boy ... I used Tobias Golly, a pattern by Melody Daly ... another old favourite
|The golly fabric I used on his pants was just perfect.|
You can see in this earlier post here where I made this same pattern up into a wonderful girl golly.
A couple of weeks ago I noticed at The Warehouse, they had reduced their galvanised watering cans from $18 down to $10 in their weekly specials . . . so I purchased 2 of them.
Wanting to make a gift for my Mums birthday, I dragged one out of the sleepout & gave it the Amulet treatment
(for those of you new to my blog, this means I painted it green !!!)
Yes, I was tempted to rust it like the bucket I did here, but lets be honest, there are some folk you can give a rusty item to & some you simply cannot .... & somehow I don't think Mum would get excited about a bit of rust quite as much as I do !!!!!
Mum loves pansies so I planted some of the "antique variety" in the can this morning & then glued a doiley onto the front. I just need to modpodge the doiley & lace trim & then it will be waterproofed & ready to gift.
Our old carpet & underfelt sits rolled up in our incompleted lounge room & Blackie likes to sit on the underfelt in the mornings & have a wash ... I snapped some pics of him yesterday enjoying the autumn sunshine
Well dear readers, I am off on my annual jaunt down to Mums to help her celebrate her 87th birthday so I shall be away from the internet for awhile.
Thank you all for stopping by today & visiting me ... I do appreciate you popping in so very much.
with much love & friendship,
Julie & the furry ones