Sunday, 29 May 2011
New Blogs, New Projects!
Before I start my usual ramblings I must show you my new shelves! And thanks to Carol of The Polkadot Closet it is all organised so I can see all my fabrics and they don't get crumpled up! Not quite so professionally done, Carol used Comic boards all pre-cut to a uniform size, me? I cut my own from the packaging from the two bookcases! Nevertheless quite tidy... for me! I love looking at my fellow creators' studios, they are usually very pretty and calming, lots of white and frills and neat drawers. Well I do my best but somehow I don't quite get there... one day... but for now this works for me!
Over the recent weeks I have stumbled across some very inspiring, creative, thrifty people here in blogland! I have to tell you my son thinks that this blogland thing is hilarious... when I say "Oh I met this lovely person in blogland today" he does that silly voice mimicking thing! But anyhow I have, so there! Thing is these lovely people have helped to create a monster! I have now taken to rescuing roadkill, by that I mean freebie, unwanted throw-outs don't worry I haven't turned into Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, buying copious amounts of sandpaper and spray paint and hoarding all manner of things that are well past their sell by date with the intention of making something useful and beautiful from them!
If you get chance hop over and visit some of them, well worth it! Try Better After, Liz Marie, The Birdhouse Family, A Pumpkin & A Princess to name but a few. So anyhow, so far I have three new projects, courtesy of a very dear gentleman locally who gave me first pickings at his yard sale knowing what I wanted to do. First a dresser, which is actually in very good shape and Lovely Man has the notion that it really should be left well alone... I however have other plans but I shall have to be cunning and work on that one. Any suggestions... how to persuade him I mean, I'm not too confident on my usual faite a compli tactics on this one? He seems quite taken with it as it is... Hmmmmm!
Anyhow my second score is a garden slider!
My friend across the street has one that I have secretly coveted for a while now! Well, now I have one and it just so happens that I have a can of spray paint and a trip to Fabricland planned within the next week! Oh yes I also got two matching, solid wood small tables which will look just so fab on the deck alongside said slider!
Again Lovely Man wants me to leave them as they are... he's got this thing about bare wood! I just want to paint, paint, paint! I must admit I have also considered doing a tiled mosaic on the tops of these too, what do you think?