27 July 2012

Pinned

It's still too cold, wet and windy to paint.  Oh how jealous I am of all you lovely ladies in the US who are able to paint in their basements.  Why don't we have basements here in Australia you ask?  I don't know, but I feel cheated dammit.

Anyhoo, after the pin board I made for my home office my daughters demanded that I make them one each also.




And this one...





That's it from me this week.  It's Friday night so now I'm going to sit down, relax and have a scotch - oh and try and convince Mr T that he should buy me an iPad.

Ciao for now!

Megs x

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19 July 2012

Winter Blues

Hello?  Are you still there?  I'm hoping so.  As far as painting furniture goes, I have done absolute diddly-squat.  My hands just won't work in this weather.  I don't mind the cold, but I hate the winter rain.  Nothing dries properly.

So I have been cooped up indoors trying to finish decorating rooms etc and a bit of sewing.  I made a cushion for my daughter's window seat - with a zipper and everything!  First time - hey hey!  Now it's not the fabric that I would have chosen but it's her room and I wanted to her to put her own stamp on it.  AND I had to work around the purple curtains.  Don't get me started on them.  Because of the odd bay window, I've discovered it's going to cost me a fortune to get new ones made so for now I'm sticking with them.  They dominated the room, but now with the new cushion I can break it up and have some other colours on the bed etc.




It's bold, bright and busy but yet so is my daughter so it was a perfect choice.  You're probably wondering why the cushion is so thick.  We recently had my step kids here with their little ones and we had no idea where we were going to fit everyone.  We had this foam handy so I made a makeshift bed for my husband's 4 year old grandson and he loved it!  So it'll definitely come in handy for future visits :)

I also made this pretty pinboard for the home office:


I already had the fabric and buttons, but I couldn't find any ribbon.  It was too cold and wet to go out so I came across this white chord stuff in a plastic bag stuffed in my fabric box.  I don't know what it was for, but I was in a hurry and I thought it looked pretty good.  Hey it works for me!

And lastly, one more doll lounge - made out of an old dress that my cousin gave me.  She called it her skank dress.





Mr T and I are currently having discussions about me possibly opening up my own shop.  I am now on the lookout for some storage space to store my furniture until I have enough for stock and to save up some dollars to get me started.  I have listened to that little devil on my shoulder telling me I can't do it (and other people), but I've decided that if I don't take this step I will always wonder.  If I fail at least I'd have tried.

Here is one piece that I scored from the auctions back in March.  For a change, something I DON'T want to paint!


Isn't it incredibly stunning?  Well I love it.  And it only cost me about $40.  The wood is so beautiful that I would feel like a criminal if I took a paintbrush to it.  I considered using it in my youngest daughter's bedroom but unfortunately there's not enough drawers.

So, to paint or not to paint?

Stay warm everyone!

Megs x

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