Greetings dear friends & readers
Goodness .... those last two weeks flew by in the blink of an eye !!!
I had a fast trip down to my Mums & then helping my son & (very pregnant) daughter in law to shift house - the days just disappeared in a blur
But there have been 3 little upcycles take place here at Threadbear
The 2 wooden items above were from my dear friend Leeanne & I honestly can't remember where the Watering Can came from .... no doubt some Op Shop bargain bin !!!
The wooden pieces got painted 'Cottage Cream' as I had decided they were destined to become pincushions.
The rusty little watering can got sanded & then painted outside as well as inside . . .
. . . . then I decided to mod podge some small crochet motifs onto the side of it
I gave it an ever-so-slight sand to distress it a teeny bit.
My original intention had been to plant it with some baby's tears - but I kept looking at it thinking how lovely it would look filled with soaps ... so I did just that & packaged it up along with a facewasher & a lavender pouch
All cellophaned up & ready for sale in my Cottage. (now Sold)
The wooden pot with the scalloped edge got filled with wadding & a top made from some Tilda fabric
I then mod podged some vintage flower motifs onto the side of it & lightly embellished with some tape measure braid
I made a new padded top for the wooden stool with Tilda fabric, & added some gauze flower braid & ribbons
A selection of pins completed the two upcycles
Giveaway details :-
Yesterday was my blogging birthday ... yes 5 whole years of blogging !!!!
5 years of listening to my rambles . . . . I think you all probably deserve a medal !!!!
So I thought to myself .... would you like to win one of my pincushions perhaps??
Here are the details of my Giveaway :-
- You can choose any pincushion you would like to win.
- I will post anywhere in the world!
- Anyone may enter !
All you need to do is leave me a comment in the comments section below
If you should have any trouble doing this, then you may email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Along with the pincushion of your choice, I will make up a small parcel of soaps, Tilda tags, a Tilda Peg fridge magnet & some choccy treats.
- I will draw the winner at the end of March
- There will only be 1 draw for one of the pincushions.
- Just choose which pincushion below you would like - No. 1 or No. 2
Simple enough I am sure.
These early Autumn days have been so lovely weather wise ... it is enjoyable to sit out on the deck & paint my little upcycle projects.
I always have company of the 4 legged variety who supervise my painting endeavours ...but sometimes get a little weary too
Miss Pippi is so pleased her banana box is back on the table after being tossed in the shed during one of my
white tornado's cleanup sessions
Recently after visiting with Alec, I called to see my friend Elaine on the way home to deliver some worm tea.
My timing was absolutely perfect because ....................
Elaine was right in the midst of a de-clutter !!!!
Amongst a whole boot load of 'treasures' that I came away with, was this box above
I wasn't sure what to do with it for a few days until I decided it might be a good holder for all my knitting needles . . . .
How absolutely perfect !! Thanks so much Elaine 😉
I look forward to sharing with you friends, what I have done with some of the other treasures from Elaine.
I hope you have a lovely week ahead - be kind to yourselves & to each other
I hope you will be enticed to enter my little Giveaway
With much love & friendship to you all,
Julie & the furry ones x0x0x0