Monday, 30 May 2011

Pottering about

Well hubs is at work today and I am having a day to myself although I was considering going into work as I though I would catch up on a ton of work with no phones constantly ringing but I didn't :)

I bought these little wooden flower pots, etc at Hobbycraft the other day thinking I would try to do something with them - but we all know my skills or lack of !!  Anyway painted them up for the attic room in Holly House which has now become the new guest bedroom (the Witches' mortgage came through and she is packed ready to move into her new cottage when it's done!). 

Anyway this morning I painted them up to match the bedding and one of the pots I used some flowers I had stashed away.  I am quite pleased with how they've turned out. 


Saturday, 28 May 2011

Frustration with Blogger:(

I am so frustrated with Blogger at the moment. I can't post comments on anyone's blog; I can't even post comments on my own! There's so many blogs I want to comment on and I just can't:(  It won't even let me stay signed in!

It just seems like one problem after another with Blogger and I am wondering about transferring to another system:(

Okay rant over !

Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Lovely gifts & update on the cottage

I love it when the postman brings something nice for a change :) and today I got the most delightful books (which open) and a basket filled with mushrooms. These were from Christine who has a great blog if you haven't seen it and she's also having a give away! Christine kindly did these for my Wee Witchy Cottage and I just want to say 'Thank you'. It never ceases to amaze me how talented you all are - I just don't know how you all do it:) The photos don't do them justice:

On top of this delightful surprise, hubs was off work today and has been busy on the cottage for me :) On Sunday I stained the staircase. I was going to put a spiral staircase in but suddenly had other ideas and wanted the staircase with a wall so hubs did that for me and I thought an understairs cupboard would be good with a light in and he's done the door for me (lights to follow). He has also built my chimney breast for me. I have used a pre-existing fireplace that I really like but needs grubbying up (aarrgghh - not done grubbying up and I'm sure you remember my attempt at shabbying!). We also decided on Sunday to put a false door in upstairs. The doors aren't finished yet.

Saturday, 21 May 2011

Not1:12 scale but miniature!!

Hubs and I went up to Kielder Water a couple of weeks ago. I just love it up there - it never appears to be busy (at least when we go). There is a fantastic observatory up there (which is my other passion!) The walks are beautiful and the wildlife is just amazing.

Anyway we took a picnic and had parked up to go for a small walk as couldn't get any decent shoes on because of my broken toe:( and whilst parked up I was playing about with my little camera and had forgotten it had a 'miniaturisation setting' and this is the result:

Sunday, 15 May 2011

Primed and ready!

Had a quiet weekend (my choice as last week was pretty awful at work) and have started work on Wee Witchy Cottage. It is all primed ready and I have stained the door and windows although they need light sanding and another coat. I have seen some Tudor style hinges on t'internet but am going to wait until the York show. I think the outside will be done in polyfilla for a rough texture (can't think of what else to do on the outside!?) The cottage is easy to work on as the front and the roof comes off :) Hubs has also found a large piece of mdf and I am going to sit the cottage on this and create a garden (all in good time of course)

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Wee Witchy Cottage arrived!

Wee Witchy Cottage arrived on Saturday morning :) It was delivered to hubs at work so I didn't see it until Saturday night and didn't have much time as we were going out with friends.

I just love the tiny cottage. Hubs took the flooring out of Holly House (where the l'il old witch resided previously) and very kindly popped it into the cottage just to see what it would be like! I have got a chimney breast to go in and the fireplace was just put in to see!! I am now wondering about putting a spiral staircase in. Anyway here's a couple of photos (not the best but the light is fading). I spent some time on Saturday revamping the two rooms in Holly House where the witch used to reside. Got a bit of work to do on them but will put some photos up later on.

Saturday, 7 May 2011

Mini canvas art

I ordered some miniature canvas art from a buyer on Ebay for Lake View (I was thinking of selling Lake View because I haven't touched it, but inspiration has hit again!). The pictures are lovely and I will most certainly be buying some more. I would love to how they do it - the top feels really silky and the back feels like really smooth and narrow foamboard!!! The reason I purchased this is because I have been having trouble getting my own photos printed to look as if they are on canvas???!

Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Wee Witchy Cottage on its way!

Whahay !! Got an email today to say that my Wee Witchy Cottage has been collected by the courier from yon end and is on its way!!! Ooh can't wait. All my witchy stuff is packed up ready to be moved, once the decorating is done of course :) Got lots of ideas for the outside but really wanted to do part plaster work/part brickwork but have not been successful with the compound brick and stencil set (maybe just need more practice!!!!). So back to the drawing board for the mo on that one!