Over the past month every spare minute that I haven’t been at work/painting or just plain crashed out I have spent finishing jobs that I have been putting off for ages (such as sewing the neck of that teddy and putting straps on a little top for K’s petal). I’ve also been de-cluttering under the guise of puppy proofing to appease the hoarders (none of them ever read this, they hear enough of my musing).
|Our newest family member - due to come home in 3 weeks - eek!!|
You see I am NOT a hoarder (I don’t think this is meant to go with the creative personality but I am what I am and carry on regardless).I put the whole of yesterday aside to sort the conservatory (not quite there yet – I need a big old trunk like Harry Potter) and eldest Petals room which was so cluttered it was frankly overwhelming. 5 long hours and a tonne of recycling later and I was done. My hubby noted last night that the house looked ‘Amazing’! (a capital A was implied) and quite right too! With this in mind and the kids requesting to stay home for the day instead of having a day out (teacher strike-so they were off school) I had a rare and lovely day to do as I pleased.
I started with a short jog (it can only get better from here), when I say short I meant SHORT, but they say every little helps. Next was a lovely looong hot shower with no interruptions. I then sat down with my brekkie and watched Kirsty’s Homemade Home all the way through. I always watch and think ‘I want a homemade home’. However, I had a light-bulb moment a couple of days ago and walked around my house looking in Amazement (with a capital A of course) at all the ‘homemade and quirky treasured' items we actually had. I thought I would share a few of these with you (bear with me there are many and I got fed up of shuffling to blog appealingly).
|Best of the lot - curved shelves made by my own dear hubby|
he is very handy.
|Handmade shoe rack, by handy hubby again, the racks|
in Argos are not big enough for mens shoes!!
|dolly cot currently housing build a bear, |
made by hubby and painted by me.x
|pretty pencil drawings, hand painted letter and |
one of our tooth fairy door hangers, plus a headband made by K
|Net hammock made by my dad to hold teddies, surrounded by makes |
of eldest Petal and his name garland from Paint Pots and Petals, also dinosaur
skull on the left (free with mag - plastic)
|littlest petal cannot be held back and |
has done some customising of her own.
|lovely hat box next two two mini scrapbooks|
and the picture frames are getting old but
we still love their style.
|littlest petal moved into brothers room and |
rather than change blink I decorated it.
|old nursery chair - used to be my mums|
|cheap box I bought in my teens and still love|
So today’s viewing of Kirsty and her handy hints was done with a rather self-satisfied air. Although our homemade has come from a lack of funds rather than any eco-quest.
As the little petals had disappeared into an imaginary world in the newly tidied room, I had time for a spot of blog reading.
Xx happy Nikki xX
|beautiful batik painting by my v.talented sister, so delicious it still has no |
permanent home, it needs putting on a canvas and framing.
Oo - One last thing - the five minute breathing - did not go well - kept forgetting, perhaps I would be better with 5 minutes daydreaming, I reckon I could do that! I reckon I do that!!