Good afternoon dear friends & readers,
This past week I celebrated a birthday :-)
I had a lovely day & got some very lovely gifts from friends & family
I even received some gifts wrapped in vintage wallpaper which I was particularly taken with ...
this beautiful cushion was handmade by my friend Sally :-)
|I absolutely adore it !!!|
|gorgeous felted pincushion made by my friend Elaine|
Recently my $4 box got a makeover ...
I waxed/painted the box, then I covered some cardboard with wadding + fabric & then double-sided taped it to the lid & base
(the reason I attached it this way was in case I decided to change the colour at any stage)
Then I applied some "rub ons" given to me for my birthday, plus added an old set of keys to the latch ...
I was quite chuffed with my $4 box & knew exactly what I planned to fill it with ...
Recently I had been slowly working away in the evenings on some of the delightful projects from this book
Very kindly gifted to me by Wendy from here
|All filled with wadding plus a generous scoop of my lavender :-) Smells divine!!|
The projects are wonderful to make & very enjoyable - I plan to make lots more - thank you So Much Wendy for your very thoughtful & generous gift x0x
This past week has seen me trying to paint some of the fittings out of the Cottage but the weather has not been kind - this is what greeted the Mr the other night on his return home
(for the life of me, I dont know WHY he was not impressed???!!!)
(Anyone fancy Paint for dinner???!!!)
As well as the inside of the Cottage getting a revamp, the outside has been undergoing a change with the removal of the large Paulownia tree out front
All very scary stuff - luckily the men knew what they were doing as we didnt have the "fat fluffy" here to supervise them this time :-)
This is all that remains of the tree ...
I hope to use the slab of the trunk to display some things :-)
Lastly friends I had a quick visit to my friends Sallys last weekend & snapped a few pics - her place always inspires me immensely
Just gorgeous eye candy ...
|Sallys new trolley in her kitchen|
I will share some more next post if you promise to be very good :-)
Thanks so much for popping by & visiting me
Wishing you all a wonderful weekend - looks like a wet one here
Cheerio for now,