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Monday, 7 September 2009

a good start

Well I was all inspired by my own post the other day. We have spent the weekend having a good sort out - still a long way to go but feels less chaotic already.....
A has put some of our cd's onto itunes, still a box to go but have 2 boxes to sell and 1 box to store in the loft somewhere. Regretting the deal we made him of 20p per disc...he has made himself £18.40 this weekend!!!

We moved this shelf unit from the dining room into the kitchen and I have sorted out the stuff that had accumulated on it..
I've wanted to have my chilli lights somewhere useable for ages and they are perfect here, we left them on last night and it felt all Christmassy in the kitchen! I've only got 1 shelf of CK china..much as I love it, the rest has gone in the cupboard as all in one place it looks a bit much!! Can you spy a flour dredger?? (middle right!!) It really is lovely and well worth the money..

This is the dresser top I got off ebay last christmas time, I think it only cost me £5...or could have been £20...can't remember...either way it looks perfect in the kitchen, I planned to paint it but glad I got it put up out of the way as living with it has made us keep it in its natural state (its not as orange as the pic!!).

I am never happy with how it looks though..I may put my cookbooks on the bottom shelf..but then I'll have to get rid of the blue and white china I have aquired and I don't really want to!!

So then this freecycled 14months ago dresser came out of its corner in the playroom and into what will be its final resting place in the dining room...lovely husband sanded it yesterday so all I need to do is get the undercoat out...the plan being that whilst it stands all dingy in the already too dark dining room will annoy me and I'll be more inclined to paint this space!!

Its going to be a pale appley green.

I bougfht this dig for victory metal sign from TK Maxx over a month cost about £7 and has shamefully just been cluttering up the kitchen worktop ever since, whilst I decided where to put it!! So its now on the shed door...

I even bit the bullet last night and cut out the linen for the advent calendar I planned to make last year....and whilst I was at it, pinned one of the pockets as a trial, which in turn led to me embroidering the numbers and stitching on the heart....1 down 23 to go!!!I'm going to keep it reds and whites on the natural linen, I plan to embroider some motifs and embellish with buttons and bells and perhaps some sequins too!!
I've also found some time for sewing the past few days. Completed a few swap items and made this for myself (he's guarding my wine!!)
The pattern was from Sew Hip - the summer edition.. I enjoyed it as there was a fair bit of hand sewing which can be done in front of the telly box, means I'm sociable when lovely husband is home!!!
Finally, Floss recommended this book when she commented on my last came this morning so I am looking forward to reading it.....if I got this lot done this weekend without, I can't begin to imagine how organised I shall become...................................


MelMel said...

I love the shelf...cute!
oohhh the CK flour shaker yay!!!
I'm putting it on my Christmas list!

I like the dig for victory sign, today and all week there is a program called the Land Girls on....I'll have to watch it on I player as its on at 5.15...looks good!xxx said...

Oooh, I love CK! I adore the dig for victory sign! You have been busy, isn't it a wonderful feeling taking charge of the house, I know sometimes mine seems to have amind of its own! Suzie. xxx :)

Thecraftytrundler said...

LOVE THOSE SHELVES!! Also love the items on them!!
I have a lovely pine framed mirror I got for £10 from ebay. It's a gorgeous colour, but on here, it looked orange too!!
Can't wait to see that dresser transformed!! So much to do, so little time!!!

Have fun!!

Sharon xx

Floss said...

Wow, you got that book! I hope you like it! It is mega-80s, as I said, but I still find it very useful. I love your Advent calendar glimpse too - I want to do something special for Advent in my blog-life - do you think that other people would like to join in?

LissyLou said...

I love all your bits!!!!
I want the flour shaker!!
Great place for that sign. xx

Florence and Mary said...

Well haven't you been busy!!!

I really get the itch to start organising and sorting this time of year! that book looks fab, I think I'll hunt it out at the library!

Victoria xx

Serenata said...

Wow, you have been busy. Let me know how you get on with the book! I've got so many similar books, that 'haven't worked' that I'm reluctant to add another to my shelf with a recommendation!

bekimarie said...

Love the shelf, it looks great and I soooooooooo badly want that flour shaker!
Can't wait to see the dresser when it's finished, I have a bit of dresser envy here 'hehe'!
Jess read your comment on FB and wanted to know what wedding. You should of seen her face when I told her we'd arranged a marriage for her as soon as she hits 16, such a picture lol!
Rich heard me telling her and was doubled up laughing, all the time I managed to keep a straight face!
Have a great week
Beki xxx

Anonymous said...

m so jealous of that freecycled dresser - I love it! Not that I have any where for furniture like that right now...

You're very organised this week. I'm the exact opposite at the moment! Trying to catch up on some much-needed sleep...

MelMel said...

Happy to programs like that!xx

bekimarie said...

I felt the same way about the changeling, shocked into not crying, just felt totally numb. You really must get on and watch it and let me know what you think.
I've not seen Juno so will put it on my list, I didn't realise it was a snotty, teary film. Why do we put ourselves through it lol!
Beki xxx

clare's craftroom said...

You've got a lot of great stuff . I've really enjoyed looking around your blog , thanks .

Anonymous said...

Lovely little pieces of furniture! I just bought a desk tha needsd a little work, will no doubt go on my blog one day!

I am impressed you found that dresser on freecycle, apart from the colour is quite wonderful!