Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Fabric Fripperies!

A while ago I was reading a post on one of my favourite blogs - Patchwork Chickens and noticed that Tracy had been to a shop that was actually on my doorstep.

So finally today I managed to have a little wander over myself!  I can't actually believe that the shop has been open for about 4 years and I have never even noticed it there.  It is a lovely little shop absolutely brimming with fabric in all different colours and designs.  As I don't actually do a lot of sewing and fabric crafts I headed over to the sale section and grabbed myself some bargains.

I managed to get all these fabrics for £4.08 - needless to say I am well chuffed with my buys.  I'm not actually sure what I'm going to do with these yet but watch this space!

Sunday, 20 January 2013

Another project nearly finished!

This week I have mainly been.............stinky and needing a shower.  Although in this bathroom I don't think I will be getting one!

For the past week we have been trying to renovate the bathroom.  It all got delivered just after Christmas and has been living in my lounge. 
On Tuesday my husband and Andy the plumber ripped out the bath and basin leaving a little lonely toilet!. 
They spent Wednesday sorting out some wonky bricks, an old leak and some missing floor boards - oh the joys!
Thursday saw the new bath in - yipee but alas no shower!   And Friday (fanfare please) we have running water, the basin in, a new toilet and the bath all fixed!

Yesterday we purchased some tiles at a bargain price (thanks B&Q) and got on with the messy job of tiling.  I have to say I got the safe jobs of measuring and marking the tiles and handing them in sequence to my hubby who was standing in the bath.

We have got some photos of the different stages although once we are finished next week I will post the finished masterpiece! Still got shower, new window and painting to do.

Thanks goodness for parents otherwise we would all be very stinky!!!!!!!!!!!

As you can see I am sticking to my resolutions this year and starting what I have finished.  The blanket is still in mid progress but I have made some other lovely things which I will save for next time xxxxxxxxxx

Thursday, 10 January 2013

Happy New Year

I know I'm a bit late but as they say better late than never.  I have been absent on the blogging front for a while and I can't guarantee too regular posts at the moment either.

This is mainly because we have moved house and it needs lots of love and attention to bring it up to scratch.  If you have been with me for a while you will know all about the house move and some of the stress this was causing, but over the year I hope to share some of the journey with you all.

It has been a whole year since I started blogging and the resolutions that I started with did not happen, like so many I started with very good intentions but did not stick it out.  This year I don't really plan on making any resolutions apart from finishing what I start and enjoying time at the new house with family and friends.

So here you go project number one!

This is the Granny stripe from Lucy's blog at Attic 24 which you can find here.  I will keep you updated of my progress.

What new projects have you started????????