Greetings lovely friends & readers
The weeks go by so quickly & here we are in the final week of January already!
I want to teach my grandsons the value & the JOY of op-shopping & buying second hand.
I took Sid along to St John's Op Shop last week as we had a couple of bags to drop off & - as luck would have it - they had a large collection of dinosaurs that had been donated.
This beautiful Dragonology book was in nearly-new condition - I paid $5 for it & found it on Book Depository for $62.00 !! I have put this book away to gift to one of my grandsons when they are a bit older.
I painted it with two coats of chalk paint in the colour Pumice - then applied the remnants of an Iron Orchid designs transfer to the base & the lid. Then I gave it 2 coats of Annie Sloan clear wax.
My friend Gail is having a birthday at the end of this month. She is really tricky to buy for now as she more or less has everything she wants or needs. I bought this book awhile ago for her & decided to make her one of the beautiful free bookmarks that Jenny of elefantz designs is so generously sharing throughout this year.
I stitched it on a scrap of pale blue linen (using Cottage Garden thread "Blue Wren") ... & instead of "2022" I stitched Gail's name. I embellished it with some lace scraps & a piece of treasured Tilda Fabric from the Windy Days collection.
Yesterday I made myself a new Ironing Board Cover. Long time readers of my blog will know this is something I like to do as each new year rolls around. I had 60cms of this lovely Cath Kidston fabric purchased from Mystyle which fit perfectly.
I always just take the old cover off, lay it on my new fabric & cut around it, then overlock the edges, sew a casing & thread a new piece of elastic through it. It probably takes me half an hour tops. I even gave my Iron a clean 😉
Thank you as always for your visits here today dear friends
Sending much love & friendship to You All,
Love Julie & the furry
nuisances ones x0x0x