Here I am again. Not a lot has happened since last time…except that I have started painting a bedside table to be used in the lounge area of our small house. Son in law Craig teaches at a boys college and at the end of the year a skip was set up at school and the woodwork projects that the boys didn’t want to keep were chucked in for disposal. Never one to let an opportunity pass, Craig asked if he could take a few of the things to use…and the table is one of them. I will put a photo of it when it is finished…and when I work out how to do it!
i am an avid op shopper. I work in one once a week that supports the local hospice…and I visit many in search of a bargain! My latest purchases have been picture frames…one is lime green plastic but the rest are wooden. I’ve wanted a blackboard to hang in my kitchen so I bought a piece of blackboard fabric to use in the lime green frame…and there is plenty left over to make more, so I must find some other frames that are suitable and make some to sell. They are soooo expensive to buy in the shops! I must tell you that the vast majority of my clothes also come from the op shop. I just detest clothes shopping. I often say that I’m not a real girl because of that fact, along with not wearing make up or dyeing my hair. I’d much rather dye fabric! Op shopping means I have limited choice…and I often find something that I really like. It saves loads of money too. Along with the picture frames I also bought jars to put the pickle I want to make into, a German rum pot for fun, a wooden tray with a cup of latte on it which will be hung on the wall as a picture and a glass jar to fill with jelly beans because I love colour. No doubt the grand boys will love that…
I’m going to try putting up photos of my craft shed. If they appear after this you’ll know I’ve been successful and if they don’t it will be obvious that I’ve still got a lot to learn!
Yay! Now I can show you a boat I made after looking at Ann Woods’ site. She makes incredible works and I just had to try one. Craig has helped me design a pattern for a bigger boat that has a flat base so as soon as that one is finished I will show that off too!
well folks that’s it for today. I am still in my dressing gown and it’s time to get the day under way. Have a good one and I’ll see you later!