Friday, 30 March 2012

It's gonna be a good day.....

As I shall be ignoring the housework & concentrating on crafty stuff. I think I deserve the break as its been a long couple of weeks, with the Hubby starting a new job & 2 out of 3 kids being ill. School finishes for Easter today so i will be busy decorating our Easter tree (twirly twigs in a jug) & doing some sewing & crocheting. But first, a cuppa, the perfect way to start a day in my opinion. What about you? What's the perfect start to your day? Xxx

Saturday, 24 March 2012

Relaxing on a Saturday night.

With a Chinese takeaway, fairy lights & some candle light, this makes me very happy. This is also much needed after a very stressful week. The clocks change tonight & I'm looking forward to the brighter evenings. I hope wherever you are, you are having a relaxing evening too . Xxx

Sunday, 18 March 2012

Blogging from my new phone

My lovely hubby spoilt me with a new IPhone for Mothers Day. So I'm having fun playing lol!! Was also given the most gorgeous handmade cards & gifts from my girls (photos to come in next post) I'm a very happy & content Mummy today :-)

Monday, 12 March 2012

The New Year Blanket (More WIP pics!!)

Just a quick post today, wanted to show you some up to date progress pics. The blanket is currently 5 rows of 10 circles. Im <3ing this right now! Although its going really slowly. Im not too sure how much bigger I want it to be, it was to be a sofa blanket, but now I think it will live on my bed. Im planning on crocheting a lacy border, once I find the right pattern. Guess I'll just keep adding rows until its perfect :-)


Saturday, 10 March 2012

It's Saturday & the sun is shining!!

Well hello there! Hope you are well? I'm currently sitting in bed on the laptop, at 9:15 am enjoying a cuppa with the sun shining through the window. *Sods law, just as I wrote in the sun disappeared behind a cloud*

I think this post will be just a random selection of what it going on at the mo, Im having a few of those really busy weeks where nothing is actually being achieved. Does that make sense?

So, here we go, what Lisa has been up to lately (with no photos Im afraid!)

  • Started to paint a wall in my kitchen, it's Duck Egg Blue. Which in the pot looked lovely & serene, pale & calming. In reality, its bloody vibrant, but I think Im liking it!! I've been planning to brighten up the kitchen for at least a year now, but as the house is rented, we are quite limited to what we can do. Its in no way my dream kitchen, but as Im the one who spends the majority of my time in there, Im going to make it somewhere that makes me happy. As the colour is so bright, Im only painting 1 wall (plus if I was to paint the whole kitchen, I'd have to pull the fridge out & thats not something I wish to do)
  • Painting the kitchen means that I will finally have somewhere to hang the 'Keep Calm &...' posters I bought about a year ago!! I know some people are over the Keep Calm phase but I still LOVE it!!
  • I'm also painting a toy box in the same Duck Egg colour.
  • Have got no further with the other pieces of furniture yet.
  • Although I may have to postpone the painting of the sideboard unit we brought, as its going to be used to house the girls art & crafts materials, which are currently taking over the house. I think we'll just have to use it as it is for now, until the weather dries up enough to take it outside to be sanded.
  • Guess I'll be organising the girls arts & crafts stuff today then.
  • Oh & finishing the painting!
  • My lovely crochet blanket is coming along, no where near finished but getting there. Am on the 5th row of circles, so will finish this row & take some photos to update the blog with.
  • Really should get up & get dressed as Miss M is off to her friends at 11.
  • Miss K is out with her Daddy for the morning, so it'll just be Miss L-R & me for a while.
  • Talking of Miss K, she had grommits fitted a few weeks ago. We were very worried about her coping with this, as she is autistic, so change, esp to her senses can be really unsettling. But she is a Star, & despite a few wobbles, is just dealing with it.
  • I dont think I've written about Miss K being autistic before. It's not the only health issue she deals with. She's been through so much in her 7 years, more than an adult will go through in their lifetime. She's the strongest, most caring loveable little girl I've ever met.
  • Feel like crying now.
  • Could do with a cuppa.
  • I spent last night decoupatching a bird, sewing a strawberry & starting to stitch a teacup. All whilst watching Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows Pt1.
  • Wonder what I'll achieve whilst watching Part 2?
See? Completely random. This is what actually goes on in my head! LOL.

Ok, enough rambling for today, have I bored you senseless? Promise the next post will have something to show.

Have a Happy Saturday!!


**Just as I was finishing this post, the Postman arrived with the new copy of Mollie Makes, so exciting!!**

Friday, 2 March 2012

Some furniture Befores & Afters

Ok, firstly, how is it March already? The year seems to be flying by!

Last year I purchased a few pieces of furniture that I planned to redo/upcycle/shabbychic whatever you want to call it. So far, I've finished a mirror & 1 chair.  Considering that since then the few pieces have grown to 9 chairs, a dining table, sideboard, dressers, bureau & side table, not to mention the toybox & side table we already owned, all needing work doing, I need to get a move on & get the rest finished. I really love the painting & finishing part, the prepping is not so much fun. I have a rough plan of what I want to do with the rest, now I just need the motivation to get it done.

So here are what I have completed so far!

The Mirror:

Brought from a car boot sale for £20.00

Painted in a Apple White gloss colour, slightly distressed. Since this photo was taken, it has acquired a set of fairy lights & some candles. It has pride of place in my bedroom <3

This set of chairs I got of Ebay for the bargain price of £5.00. They apparently came from a smoking cafe in Amsterdam.

Also painted in the same colour as the mirror.

Im really happy with how they came out. The other chair is destined to become Duck Egg blue, & will obviously need a cushion of it's very own :-)

Maybe I'll have some time this weekend to work on the chair, with pictures to show next week, fingers crossed eh??