monday update #3 - 05.09.16

hello and happy monday :) 

what i did on the weekend...
i did soooo much painting! i've got a few projects on the go at the moment, none of them quite finished, but suffice to say i spent most of the weekend painting things white, white, white...more on what I painted below. 

store update...
some new bits and bobs going up tomorrow!!

what i'm making...
i can finally reveal the two embroideries i have been working on as they have been now been gifted :) i did the singer sewing machine for my friend julie (of threadbare cottage) for her birthday, gifted very belatedly i might add. and the basket of pansies for my aunty clare for her birthday as she's a lover of pansies. 

and for something completely different, recently when i was thrifting with my mum she spotted a rather, ahem, delightful...um what do i call this....chook hook? we decided it was ripe to be up-cycled so it has been one of the things i've been painting over the weekend. it's not quite finished yet but this is the "before":

bless those chooks...the lovely ladies at jumble around in cambridge were quite taken with the whole arrangement so mum and i didn't mention it was being disassembled. i'll can tell you it was quite the task taking this item apart, and sadly the baby chicks didn't survive the process, but i did manage to save the rooster and the hen which i glued magnets to the back of and lovingly gifted to mum. i told her i'd be most offended if i didn't see them pride of place on her fridge! ;) when its finished i shall post an update of what i've done with what was left post chook family.

nesting...
i've been working on a mini guest room makeover as i've was never really been happy with this wee room since i moved in. it's kind of been a mish-mash of some nice bits and pieces but also some books that didn't need to be in there and an ever changing parade of furniture, and the whole thing just didn't really work for me. i've managed to squeeze the books onto my already full bookshelves in the odd little room off my lounge that was my office, but my office has now been moved elsewhere and what i've been left with is essentially a library. and now the library is an odd mish-mash of a room but i shall get to that at some stage in the future! in the meantime the guest room is coming along but i'm still in the process of painting a couple of bits of furniture for it and am waiting for some draw knobs to arrive in the post. i shall post before and after photos of this room when those last bits are done.

have a lovely week xxx