Tuesday, 29 July 2008
Anyhoo....I set it up as the big boys were starting to get snippy when I wanted to look at pretty blogs and etsy shops and chat with the shabby girls when they needed to do homework, it took....3 minutes...yes 3 whole easy minutes!! Now I'm cross that I procrastinated and had to listen to whingy boys when all I needed was 3 little minutes!!!!
But new computer means adding all my faves back on, transferring photos over and adding all software for camera....
So I can't show you pics of my fab new table (sanded today by my step dad), or my new dining chairs (painted and upholstered with my own fair hands) or even of the very successful result of my 1st ever attempt at soda bread as posted by rachelle....(thank you rachelle for the recipe ).
So pictures of makeovers to follow soon - I am sure I won't wait 6 months to get round to it!!!
Friday, 25 July 2008
Wednesday, 23 July 2008
All primed and ready to rock!!! (Note:- using quick drying primer in blazing afternoon sun is not wise!!!) Please excuse the weeds :)
Friday, 18 July 2008
2. Put a link/or mention ....check!!
Thursday, 17 July 2008
Sunday, 13 July 2008
So I have been looking for a pine table that was both big enough and cheap enough to keep everybody in the house happy!
I won this on ebay his week.....
It needs a bit of work.....and it has been scrubbed and sprayed tonight to get rid of the remains of its previous owners dinner (yikes - I suppose it comes with the territory with vintage previously loved things??)
But look how lovely those legs are....
We like this table...
But even in the sale its still nearly £500 more than ours cost!!!!
We still need chairs for it but I suppose I could raid our loft for a few of these......
Saturday, 12 July 2008
Now I think this is actually only the 3rd card I have ever made...(I have a few supplies snaffled from my mum) and to be honest I'm not sure cardmaking is my thing....but it looks pretty enough and has encouraged me to perhaps make more if the need arises!
So then I thought, pressie!! I thought every little girl needs a pinny for baking...And if it has your initial on...even better....
I used a pinny my mum had made one of my bigger boys (now handed down to a younger brother) as a template, and although I have not got my mums sewing skills, I'm quite pleased with it. It was a move out of my comfort zone, I was going to make it easy for myself but then thought no, do it properly..so I made it with a lining at the top of the pinny...I could be super critical...its far from perfect...the lining is not quite long enough - some of the stitching is..erm..rough!! And the tailors chalk I drew the initial on the fabric with shows through, but on the whole I'm chuffed...
Now I know what little girls will be getting for their birthdays!!
Tuesday, 8 July 2008
Saturday, 5 July 2008
I have absolutely no reason to be fed up. The sun is shining, I have a nice life, good health, well mannered (mostly!) children and a partner who works very hard to provide for us and who loves me almost as much as I love him! Which just makes me more fed up at being fed up!!
I'm having a bad week...my 3 year old is being rather challenging (!!) and I am not coping. Put that with a half finished house that would be difficult enough to keep clean if I could find the time to attempt it, a teenager who thinks he's an only child, a 10 yr old with school 'issues' at the moment and a breastfed baby who need just as much attention as the 3 year old, and a partner who goes away monday to work and comes home saturday morning most weeks.....and I feel completely out of my depth.
I'm not writing about this for sympathy !!! I decided to have 4 children, all were planned - and most weeks I thrive on the chaos... I reassure myself that most of you out there have felt like this at times........
I think the problem is I have spent the week losing my patience with, or shouting at a little boy who, yes is acting totally spoilt at the moment, but is well, just being 3, and I feel inadequate for not coping. As being a mum is my only role in life at the moment (as well as chief cook and bottlewasher!!) , it feels poo to be failing at it!
I wish my 'they are only little for a short time' mantra would work for me this week!
I need more me time (a rationed luxury these days!), so in order to free up some evenings next week, I have paid someone to do my holiday ironing! Even this makes me feel inadequate, if I worked I could justify it!!
So hopefully next time I post I may be a bit more positive.
Apologies for a moany pictureless post, I'm off to bed in clean sheets.....that may raise a small smile!!!
Tuesday, 1 July 2008
St Ives beach - the sea was too cold for us softies though!!Fishing with Grandad...I was stood on the verandah of our lodge taking this.Newquay surfers -Port Isaac - fell in love with nearly every house here!