Wednesday, May 26, 2010

my obsession...wooden furniture

this was an old double school desk i scored for free from my friend when she moved house, i ...
  1. sanded
  2. painted white and let dry
  3. painted on crackle paint and let dry
  4. painted on colour and let dry...then it crackled
  5. sanded edges and roughed up with electric sander

i didnt use a paint sprayer i used a small roller and a brush, but the finish still looks good.


...now what to do with this one, i was thinking of painting it black and reupholstering the seat
do i do the distressed look or just leave it?????


Monday, May 24, 2010

learning to knit part 2...


ok, this odd looking thing is my attempt at a soft toy, no increasing or decreasing in stitches, just casting on and off. poor thing does not have a face yet! i used really soft bamboo wool which was hard to knit as the strands kept seperating, just stuffed and blanket stitched up, made it for miss e but master j took a liking to it which surprised me cause he HATES soft toys!!


have attempted crochet and it turned out rottenly...will try again soon. i finally purchased a spray gun so will post results of my wooden furntiure projects.


Friday, May 21, 2010

easy friday...

its friday, an easy day at home with the kids, J is getting more excited as his baby sister E is growing like a weed...oh the games they will play and the fun times they will have together when she is a bit older and bigger!!!!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

i want these....

i think these are really cool..plus educational...
a neat set of drawers for bits and bobs

images from thejuiceboxx



Saturday, May 8, 2010

i wish i was a photographer...

A temple in Thailand has this gold pattern all over its walls
(it is stunning!)


My old cat who has since passed "durhi"





An old truck that was sitting on the side of the road...



An old monk who knew i was taking this photo and was not impressed, they dont like to look at females

(so i was told)...

Thursday, May 6, 2010

and a little fabric waits...


Fabric below is from Stichbird Fabrics (http://www.stitchbirdfabrics.co.nz/) this is my favourite fabric ever, not to sure what it is going to become, i was going to make european pillowcases...

stitchbird also sells a great range of Saffron Craig fabric, its to die for..check out her blog http://www.stitchbird.blogspot.com/ to see a beautiful quilt she has made from it..






This i purchased from a design store in town, Lakeside Furnishings. i am in the process of reupholstering the seat of an old kitchen chair and have left overs, might do up an old lamp and re-cover a huge lampshade or make big pillows ???



this fabric i was wanting to make a bird moble for my baby girls room, except i cant sew so i will have to wait till i can...i have my mums sewing machine but need to learn first...



There is a great giveaway at http://www.everyspareminute.blogspot.com/, very cool site.
now to actually start making stuff!!!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

learning to knit...

i decided to teach myself to knit, i learnt when i was really young but had forgotten, i didnt just want to knit randomly so i thought i would make a patchwork kind of blanket... eek!! i made sure all the colours were of the same browns, greys and blue tones, however i do want the blanket to look thrown together, like an orphans blanket from the movies ...
my son has had loads of fun playing with the squares...they were all over the lounge, now they are popping up everywhere thanks to a wee boy and his dump truck...


this is where im at...im getting nervous about sewing it together...i will have to google it so i know how to do it....


Monday, May 3, 2010

1st entry...




My 1st pic..my daughter (and second child).

Being at home with my kids is very rewarding, however i feel i need a kind of outlet, somewhere to share (or not) my hobbies, thoughts, images and ideas with the world (or just myself).