Sunday, September 27, 2009
Two cards of a few cards I completed this week. And yes - I have started my Christmas card stock already! My cards are always different -
one is not ever a replica of another. I like to think that what I make
has more the hand-made touch full of the personal approach. With the cards I make I see them as an expression to encourage or warm someone's heart. I have others I am doing which are vintage - styled, more art-inspired and breaking of any set guidelines. Now I wonder how they will turn out when I publish them?
Friday, September 25, 2009
When I last looked at the Door bell it was faded and in need of a touch of paint. Tez complied - and it was done - a bright pink pig to greet our visitors to the front door. Oh, the one thing I forgot - I didn't get a "before" picture!
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Here is part of our work on a sideboard picked up from a farmer. We have started on the oval in the middle - scoring it back with methylated spirits and Quad Zero steel wool. As the sticky cover coat comes off we wipe it with a cotton cloth as we work. We finished the two drawers today. The handles on the drawers were wire brushed to bring up the shine.
Monday, September 21, 2009
Checking out vintage quaint seat - meant for two of course! This is our second visit and we still have visited all the lovely craft, vintage and other beautiful little shoppes in the Adelaide Hills this winter. Hahndorf is famous for it's lovely and well-made cakes and bread. The little German cake shoppes are excellent quality. One such shop had over the door "You can't get a good product out of poor ingredients." Isn't that true? We enjoy the taste of fine ingredients in the form of "Bee stings" - which don't need to be high in sugar - hence showing the taste instead of good ingredients.
Both Tez and I enjoy art and craft and here is something Simple I have drawn and out of a group of pictures Tez and I both voted this one the best. Tez labelled it "Two Best Friends".
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Saturday, September 19, 2009
I found this quint little jug and bowl with Staffordshire, England imprinted on the back. I liked it on sight. Beautiful freesias, lavendar and daisies from our special cottage garden burst from the jug.