Saturday, 7 April 2012

Its happened again

Hi All
it has happened again, every time I turn on my blog I find another follower,I never stop being surprised that you all read my blog.  Thank you, enjoy my blog, send  comments.

Thank you for your best wishes for Easter/

To prove I have been busy I have took a photo to show you the paint drying, I thought maybe it will dry quicker if we all watch it!

I was going to start decorating the shop, but when I took a long look at it, I realised that I need to strip what I can and repaint the windows and the outside, who ever had this shop was not very careful when painting the windows, they had only painted one side, it had the wall paint painted to the side, basically it was a mess, so there was nothing I could do but to take everything off and start again, I did think of taking it completely to bits but they had used some sort of super glue to hold it together and it would of damaged it. So will manage with it as it is.

I did finish another cabinet, I made some objects to go in it, I used beads, finding and any bits I had, I decided this would be a cabinet for local artists to display their work, well I want the shop to be friendly and helpful to other struggling artists, plus there is the rent to consider. I also distressed a table, this was to display the lovely little dinner set I had got, it was to big for any of my units, so a table seemed the best idea.

As I make my projects I always have story in my head about it, my sons keep telling me to write them down, but I never do, maybe one day.

I had to show some photos of my doggies, they are so cute, and my puppy Muppet is still very small, we think she will be staying that small as she is now 9 months old.

getting a bit nervous now, my operation is just over a week away, not looking forward to it, my right arm will be out of use for a while, I do not know what I am going to do, having to sit and do nothing will drive me mad, I will have to find something I can do.

I hope you all have a lovely weekend.

please ignore the mess behind

paint drying

can you see how tiny Muppet is

this is where they love to sleep

Friday, 6 April 2012

Happy Easter

Morning All
Have a happy Easter and enjoy your weekend.
mini hugs x

Thursday, 5 April 2012

oops I forgot

OOPS I forgot to say, a couple of printies for you, please remember these are not my printies, so only personal use please
see ya

Decisions, decisions

Hi All,
Gosh another follower, thank you. Enjoy yourself.

I had a lovely gift yesterday, my friend Sue, sent me 2 lovely knited shawls and ating handbag, I had sent her some spare wool and this was her gift to me, so sweet.

Over the last couple of months I have lost friends that I knew from school both my age 55, it made me think, The years go so fast, we should never forget the friends we have and the friends we have lost.

Did not get a lot done yesterday, well not enough to tell you about, I spent most of the day sanding, painting more sanding, more painting.
I did get another unit finished, I filled it with objects.

I got a bit side tracked, I found a sweet little bird box the other day, I was about to go and put it in my garden and I thought it looked very plain, so I sanded it and painted it, told you it was a boring day, I have not yet decided what I will do with it yet, it has its base colour of white, I will see today if I get any inspiration, will show you the finished result.

Back to my shabby chic shop, I am still not sure about the stairs, I considered a spiral staircase, but that still took up space, I then considered turning the staircase to the other wall, this did give space back but it hid the windows, Today I am going to look at maybe a false door giving the indication of stairs behind it. See what I mean about decisions.

Off the subject a bit, I am going to mention the weather, I know that's all the English seem to talk about, but last week we was in our tee-shirts and enjoying really hot weather and this week, its cold, wet and windy and I have had to turn my heating back on, in some places they have loads of snow, unbelievable.

well you have probably had enough of me wittering on so I will show you the dresser I finished yesterday, hope to have more to show you tomorrow and hopefully I will have decided what I am going to do, watch this space.

the dresser, filled with bits that will be for sale in the shop, I hope I have achieved the cluttered look.

my lovely gifts

Tuesday, 3 April 2012

my work room calls,

Hi All
hello and welcome to my new follower, I hope you will enjoy my blog, feel free to leave comments, I love comments.

I had a lazy weekend, I am still trying to get rid of the fluid on my legs, so I tried keeping them elevated, worked a bit, but still puffy, never mind, life goes on.

Yesterday i had so many plans of what I was going to do, I visited my mum, she had not been well, had my hair done and when I looked at the clock it was 5pm, I fed my dogs, got our tea, had a shower, watched a bit of TV, went to bed, I ask myself where did the day go?

So this morning I was going to get into my work room as soon as I could, and I did,
It does not seem like I have done a lot, but I was busy, honest, I made little pots, vases, soaps, boxes, towel bales, the list goes on, when you see the photos at the end of this you will see what I have been doing.

I have one more unit to fill, a table to distress, I think I had better start to decorate the shop, so I can see how much room I will have and where I will be placing items,
I did have a look at it this morning and I am not happy where the stairs go, I might have to kook at that more carefully, I may even attempt to make a circular staircase, we will see.

Anyway lets get on with the photos

do you like all the little items?