Monday, 28 October 2013

On my lovely table . . .

So this week we've had leaves on my table. . . 

I've also had my lovely blanket on my table, I just need to sew in the last end then I'll take some more photos.

Yesterday we had a last minute costume to make. Although Halloween isn't until later in the week, my little boy has a Halloween party tonight with his friends. I think boy outfits are difficult, often the shop bought ones are too frightening. This year he requested a 'Raving Rabbid'.
 (I'm told they have a S.W.A.T Rabbid, but I really don't know)

Also this week I invested a full one pound (£) in a bag of assorted zips. 

The possibilities are endless. . . . 

Sunday, 27 October 2013

Autumn table!!

This week, on a visit to my Mums I had a sudden urge to collect leaves!!

Back home I located my 'home made' microwave flower press.

Its basically two pieces of hardboard, clamped together with elastic bands!

The first batch was a bit of a test, the timing can be a bit tricky.

I'm not very patience and can't wait weeks. 
This takes approximately 2 minutes in the microwave (much more my style)

Several batches later . . . . .

So I removed the table cloth from under the plastic cover, then put the leaves under.

By this point it was pretty dark, so the photo isn't great but when all the clutter is moved it looks lovely and autumnal.

Monday, 14 October 2013

On my lovely table. . . .

I'm ashamed to say that once again there hasn't been much happening 'On my lovely table'.

We do have fully functioning heating and water.

I have stripped all the wall paper off the walls in the living room / lounge.

I have painted the ceiling.

And whilst the plasterer did his stuff on Saturday I completed my sons wooden tank!!

The table is still mainly covered in DIY stuff and dust.

Will this week be any different than last week? Probably not. . .  no crafts, maybe just some more blanket.

Tuesday, 8 October 2013

On my lovely table. . . .

This week there has mainly been tools on my lovely table and endless cups of tea.

One day last week the mess was too much and we went to Ikea for our tea!! I couldn't face clearing all the clutter and the dust just to use the table.

In between lots of DIY I have been doing some crochet.

My blanket, inspired by Amanda over at Rabbit House Lane, is slowly growing.

P.S I am pleased to say we now have heating and hot water. We just need to finish the re-wire, plaster the walls, wallpaper, paint, clean, clean some more, etc.

Saturday, 5 October 2013

My week in photos. . .

Finally we are having new heating fitted after living here for nearly four years. 

The old fire and back boiler where removed on Monday.

All the old radiators where removed giving us a glimpse of the old wall paper!!

New radiators went in. . . 

Along with a new, efficient, boiler. 

We removed all the old wallpaper and cutout channels in the plaster for new sockets and lights!
(very dusty work!!)

So today we are having new sockets and lights fitted and we may even tackle the 'fire hole' !!

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

On my lovely table. . .

Once again there isn't much happening on my lovely table this week.

I have started a new handy sized project. can you guess?