Saturday, May 30, 2015

A Day To Create.

Last week l actually organised myself so l could spend an ENTIRE day CREATING, which is something l just DON'T do....usually l procrastinate any precious free hours away, telling myself oh l'll make that when l DO THIS....or l'll start (or finish) that LATER.... You know how it works, always putting things off for ANOTHER time, which hardly EVER comes..for me l think it's totally a GUILT thing, believing l should be doing absolutely everything else that "NEEDS" to be done before l let myself sit down and actually ENJOY myself....haha!!...l wonder if any of you guys feel like that.....anyhoo l hope you have fun checking out what l got up to on my free day:-)

  Although l DIDN'T make this 60's lace cushion l couldn't resist bringing it home from the opshop especially since it cost a measly $3.00:-)

So the tulle on the right is one of the projects l started on my free day.... you can see what l did with it a bit further on in the post.
A few dressing table pretties bathed in sunlight. 
My creative Mum overcame a rip in this bag by decoupaging over cute is it!!!
So this is the painting l started on the day and finished a few days later...Titled, Lulu in white string bikini. (Nothing like and not s'posed to be).... but a bit inspired by...Jorunn Mulen  

l need a FEW more creative days so l can finish these blank-ish canvasses....okay make that a LOT......cos they're not the only ones...hehe!! 
This is the tulle project finished...a letter B.... 
That's a lot of lace on that cushion.....all sewn on in a perfect circle...amazing!! 
So you there you have it....wouldn't say l got loads done but it was such a fun day l'm definitely gonna try and make it happen MORE often....AFTER l hang the washing, pop to the supermarket....hehe!!
Here's hoping you all have a warm and sunny Saturday, thanks so much for stopping by.

Til next time



Saturday, May 16, 2015

Garden Room - Before and After.

Hi there's been a WHILE l know, but over the past few weeks l've been busy making a dream come true, not a life changing, or ALL important dream mind you, but a GOOD one just the same:-)
For YEARS l've been SO wanting to paint our brick garden room but hubby's never been keen on the look of painted bricks, and trying to convince him that they'd look HEAPS better if he'd just TRUST me:-) was a battle.....The ceiling really needed maintenance and fresh paint, so something had to give....we discussed maybe timber lining the walls, having them plastered over, or rendering them, however any of these options would have been expensive and time the end he put up the scaffold (so l could reach the ceiling) and reluctantly let me GO FOR IT.......and FINALLY it's DONE.....To my eye it looks beautiful and hubby doesn't HATE it, haha...Hope you enjoy the before and afters. The colour is Dulux Antique white USA.


Now..... Tablecloth turned curtain helps screen the view into the garage.

Pretty woven baskets....mostly Italian and English.
This is the before...... showing our Christmas table last year.


Garden room into the kitchen - dining area....Completely different and a much more cohesive look with a fresh coat of paint.....

Pretty new pink 1950's frock.... a lovely gift from my Mum.

 Hope you all have an awesome weekend:-)....and thanks so much for stopping by.