Saturday, 19 July 2014

BUGS!

I hope my mojo finds it's way home so I can play with these
I've been waiting all year for these Alterations dies and embossing folders to hit our shores and that wait was well worth it. The detail is stunning.
Right o, I'm off to play. 

Friday, 18 July 2014

PLODDING ON WITH CANVAS BOARDS

I took lots of paper and canvases away with me on our last trip and am slowly plodding through trying to finish them.
This is today's 
This 8" x 10" canvas is in the making
I think I've had enough for today though so am packing everything away for the next time. 

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

ANOTHER REALLY BUSY GARDENING DAY

Yesterday my hubs and I decided to have a trip out. Nowhere special but we decided on a big garden centre. I wish we had stayed home because it cost us a fortune!
A new garden storage box which couples as a seat
I just have to make a seat pad and back rest plus a couple of cushions now. I'm making those because I also want to cover the pads for the wooden bench and I have some lovely material waiting. We also bought a new parasol for my new perennial garden
Matches the flowers 
We also bought some little globe lights for all the baskets
So today was about assembling the box, altering a waste pipe, moving the outside tap, a bit of bricking and cementing, clearing out some outside cupboards, emptying a big water barrel ready for moving tomorrow and trying not to frighten the birds who insist on going in my greenhouse!!!
I just also want to thank Lizzy's mum for making a lovely thank you card for her to send me - woof Lizzy xx

ANOTHER REALLY BUSY GARDENING DAY

Yesterday my hubs and I decided to have a trip out. Nowhere special but we decided on a big garden centre. I wish we had stayed home because it cost us a fortune!
A new garden storage box which couples as a seat
I just have to make a seat pad and back rest plus a couple of cushions now. I'm making those because I also want to cover the pads for the wooden bench and I have some lovely material waiting. We also bought a new parasol for my new perennial garden
Matches the flowers 
We also bought some little globe lights for all the baskets
So today was about assembling the box, altering a waste pipe, moving the outside tap, a bit of bricking and cementing, clearing out some outside cupboards, emptying a big water barrel ready for moving tomorrow and trying not to frighten the birds who insist on going in my greenhouse!!!
I just also want to thank Lizzy's mum for making a lovely thank you card for her to send me - woof Lizzy xx

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

SOME GARDEN CHANGES

I have some geraniums in one half of the border that spreads - like mad! - and entwines itself through other plants. Whilst the flowers are lovely I really don't like the plant's habit, so I replanted one elsewhere, dug one up and binned it and tied the other upright.
I then found a lavender cutting I took last year and moved that to give it some space and light and dug up 2 Aquilegia which were just leaves now. It looks like this
I plan to move more plants when the time is right as I now know how high each will grow.
The other half got a tidy up
The massive verbena are attracting the butterflies and you can hardly hear anything above the buzzing of the bees. Oh what joy!
And what a sight to savour