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Wow, I can not believe a week has passed already! This week has been none stop, lots of gardening, lots of ironing, lots of D.I.Y and decorating, I like to be busy during the day, so this suits me perfectly, but at night, after 6.00pm, thats my chill time, I love to lie back on the settee, with the blanket cosily wrapped around me, a mug of tea at my side, my favourite programmes on tv, and crochet in my hands, bliss indeed.

I hope that your all in a piccie mood, as there are quite alot of photies here. :) Lets start with my D.I.Y projects, well, firstly, here is the table, in all its candle lit glory…

I do love it, and I love how it looks in candle light. I like to have a few candles lit at night, it makes such a cosy and comfortable atmosphere.

And here is the table in the day light, with a few doilies added…

I am really in love with this table now, I think it sets the room off perfectly. Over the weekend, I painted our phone table, it was basically just a light wood colour, but now, with a lick of paint, it has been transformed…

Under the table are the candles, note books and my writing paper.

Right, thats the D.I.Y bits over, what else have I been doing, well, I have been catching up with my ironing..

Adding doilies here and there..

Cutting small branches with sticky buds on them from our garden tree’s, to display in a pretty milk jug…

Crocheting pot covers for our Yucca and Canary Date Palm plants…

Crocheting trimming for our bathroom shelves (this is my current W.I.P)…

Getting excited over our new bin and free seeds…

Reading my new books, magazines and cataloges…

 

I’ve been reading this and watching that…

Gardening and making the house pretty…

( John came home yesterday with a pack of 7 Dahlia tubers, so once I get them in, they’ll be 16 tubers in all in our garden, all making their way to the surface, to produce an abundance of flowers come the summer, I can not wait to see them all in full bloom )

And I have also been watching my favourite programmes on tv at the moment- The Delicious Miss Dahl, Grow Your Own drugs, The Edible Garden, Cracking Antiques, Ashes To Ashes,Gardeners World and Britains Got Talent.

 

 

I hope that you have enjoyed watching and reading this rather long post. :) I am going to hang the washing out now, tidy up, then go to hubby’s parents with hubby for lovely Sunday dinner and a nice, quiet afternoon.

Thank you so much for taking the time to read my blog, and thank you loads for all of your wonderful comments. :)
Bye for now everyone xxxxxx

Hiya everyone. :)

This has been a busy, crafty kind of weekend. The sitting room is almost done now, and is looking lovely. The curtains are hung, the paint is dry, all we need to do in there now, is paint the doors (we have been waiting for a day when we will both be in to do this, so that we can keep all the animals in the one room, out of the way of the wet paint), I have to make the throw for the settee, and finish painting this…

These are the before piccies of our coffee table…

As you can see, there are a lot of ring marks from cups on the table. This is not from John and I, but from visitors to our home, who have put their cup straight on the table, without asking for a coaster, but, since I want people to feel comfortable in our home, I just left it, I did not want to be running around with coasters, lifting their cups up and putting them back on the table with a coaster under them, that would make people feel so uncomfortable! Any way, it does not matter now, as yesterday, I sanded down the table, in the garden with Johns electric sander, gave it a coat of white emulsion, then a coat of white gloss, and this is what it looks like so far…

It does look quite plain at present, but it needs another coat of white gloss, then, next time my dad is here, he is going to distress it for me, to make it look shabby chic, you see, my dad, as well as been a musician, is also a french polisher, so he has distressed quite a few items of furniture in his time. :) I can not wait for this table to be completely finished, I think it will look lovely when it is done.  :) I also painted my crochet chest yesterday, this only needed one coat, and is now sitting quite happily in the corner of our sitting room…

Inside this chest, I have all my patterns, my stuffing for toys ect… and other bits and bobs. I thought I would take just a few piccies of our sitting room to show you, but, the camera has not picked up on the true colour of our walls, in the photos they look more magnolia, but infact they are quite a bright, warm yellow, never mind….

This is a Yucca plant which John suprised me with on Thursday, I love it. Last night, I began crocheting a pot cover for the rather ugly pot that the Yucca is in, I am crocheting it in lemon…

This is the throw on our settee at the moment. Our settee is a chesterfield, and was once quite beautiful, but with 3 pets in the house, it is looking a little shabby now, and not at all chic, so a throw is in order…

The cosy corner of our room, this basket contains all the blankets, pillows and hottle bottles that we use in the sitting room, I think I need a bigger basket, lol  :) ….

A really really small selection of my books, these books are kept down stairs, as these are the ones I read the most, the rest of my collection are in my book room and the loft…

Oh, remember in the last post, the crochet I was doing and you all had a guess at what it could be, well, I finshed it last night, and here it is…

Ta da!!! It’s a grocery shopping bag.  :) I really enjoyed making this, and am going to make more, for myself and to stock in my shop (when I ever get around to opening it that is, lol).

On Thursday, while we were in town, I got a bag of 5 Dahlia tubers from the Pound Shop, now, this is a great bargain, as on Monday, we paid £1.50p for one tuber from another shop, I love Dahlias, I’ll put them in next week, along with my other 2 miniture roses which John bought me (so I’ll have 4 in all, I love them) and my new seeds. Also while in town, we popped into WH Smith, and I spied this special edition magazine…

A special edition of BBC’s Good Homes magazine, and it is packed full of marvellous inspiration and great projects, here is a selection of my favourite things from this magazine…

I love this bathroom, I would never of thought of painting a bathroom lilac, but this has inspired me..

I think this is a wonderful idea, a great way of recycling, and they look so pretty, I am going to fill our tins with plants and flowers…

This is also another great idea which I am going to try, simply keep all your glass bottles and jars, get a little oil based paint, mix with a little white spirits to make it a pouring consistency, pour in your bottles or jars, swirl around to coat, and there you have it, beautiful display vases…

I love this blind, I am going to make one using the same principles, but instead of buying new fabric for the blind, I am going to use our wonderfully pretty table cloth, which I bought for £2.00 at a car boot last year, for our blind, and here is the table cloth…

I think this will make a wonderful blind, and will look great in our newly decorated lemon pie kitchen (that is, when we decorate it of course, lol), with this table cloth came matching napkins…

Which I shall use to make lavender filled sachets.  :) Now, back to the magazine…

I love this idea, and am going to make a similar curtain to hide our washing machine once the kitchen has been decorated…

And finally, here is the last piccie for this rather long post. :) Is’nt this a wonderful idea, egg shell tea light holders, I love it!

Ok, I am going to give the table another coat, help John paint the sitting room doors, have a lovely radox bath, then do some sewing on my sewing machine, before getting the sitting room all nice and cosy, ready for John and I sitting in there to watch the new series of Britains Got Talent tonight, yey, I love this show.  :)

Have a wonderful weekend, and thank you so so much for reading this blog and leaving comments, thank you.  :)   :)   :) xxxxxx