Monday, 22 May 2017

Vintage suitcase...part 2!

This morning I was eager to check out how the suitcase has dried out...quite pleased with the results and keen to move on to the next stage of the old baggage revamp!


After ripping pages out of an old book, I made up a PVA mix and decoupaged a new lining for the suitcase. It's dried quite well and has also given the case a bit more rigidity. 

I need to rummage around the still chaotic garage to look for supplies next...wish me luck, I could be gone a long time! 

Adele
xXx

Sunday, 21 May 2017

Old suitcases!!!!!

I have failed miserably at decluttering!!!! In fact rather than getting rid of stuff, yesterday I bought an old suitcase from ebay but on collecting it, I came away with not just one, but four!!!!

Here are the first two I have started working on today.


Tying to concentrate on just the smaller case, I got out the paint and sat in the garden.


A few coats of paint later and a bit of de-stressing I set upon ripping up a paperback book.



Just waiting for it to dry now before I can start the next stage!

Not very productive but nothing more enjoyable than sitting in the garden on a sunny Sunday afternoon, just wasting time with paint and old paper!!

Bye for now.

Adele
xXx


Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Causing chaos in the garage!

Over the last couple of weekends we have attempted to start de-cluttering and re-organising the garage!! Not a task for the faint hearted! After taking out the old, base corner cupboard and rearranging the base units we made a start on the wall cupboards...absolute chaos with all the contents precariously stacked all over the garage.

I thought I'd use some of the green paint I had left over for what will hopefully give the garage a nice fresh, brighter look.




We have loads of these old wooden crates...which I fancied giving a bit of a revamp...


LOVED the way the metal edges came out after I had attacked them with some sand paper...


I wanted to buy some stencils to mark up the boxes in a more professional looking manner but my eagerness won me over and we have ended up with a rough, rustic and very much hand painted effect! LOL


Must admit it was a nice little creative break in between painting cupboard doors!


Still a long, long way to go but small steps in the right direction. 


Bye for now.

Adele
xXx

Monday, 15 May 2017

Same old stuff!!!

I cannot believe it has taken me so long to actually sit down and sort out how to access my blog!!! Hey ho.....nothing much changes anyhow! LOL

I am still in constant pain, now more than ever, I am still living in a state of permanent chaos, projects around the house and garden started but never completed - running out of time, energy and/or motivation is just the way I roll!

In an attempt to accept and distract myself from my pain I am trying to throw myself back into crafting but even so, it's still a bit of a roller coaster of emotions and energy (or lack of it!)

I have however managed to make several bracelets over the last few weeks....not much but it's a step in the right direction.







I haven't managed much this last week because we are attempting to re-organise, de-clutter and decorate the garage. I say we but it's mostly Chris but I have managed a little bit of painting here and there but suffer terribly afterwards. It seems I just cannot win. LOL

Hope to share some more craft chaos with you soon.

Adele
xXx

Sunday, 14 May 2017

Whoop, whoop!!!

Oh my, it has taken me ages to get this sorted out....at last I have access to my blog again!

LONG TIME NO BLOG!!!!!!!

Tuesday, 3 January 2017

Happy New Year

Long time no blog, like a fool I somehow mucked up the security of my blog and had no time to faff around with passwords but after a hectic festive season I am attempting to get some of of routine back into my life.

I have been doing the same old, predictable thing and assessing my life, my house, my health and TRYING to set myself some goals. It's really not an easy task when you have absolutely no idea what direction to go in!

I have been pondering over having a go at some sort of bullet journalling for some time now and have been pinning some ideas and examples of these lovely, elaborate and well planned pages. I have no preconceptions of my pages being as pretty, decorative or even as functional but I have decided to give it a try. After all I desperately need some organisation and motivation in my life.

SAD! I know but this came through my letterbox today!!!!!!


Excited, but frightened to actually start writing in it! LOL

Hey ho, everybody has to start somewhere! Just going to have to go for it! Here's to a new, organised and motivated year.......he he he....yeah, as if it was as simple as that.

Happy New Year everyone, here's to health and happiness in 2017.

Adele
xXx







Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Felt teddy decoration





















My latest little feltie is a teddy bear, he has turned out a bit "quirky" but I do like a bit of quirkiness!





Might try to make him again in a lighter colour, I also wanted to use some vintage style lace for his collar but as my craft room is still in a state of utter chaos, I just used what I had to hand.

Monday, 28 November 2016

Little felt mouse.

Yesterday I started a little felt mouse, I finished "her" this morning, hung her on my little tree to take some pics and realised she didn't have a tail!!! Duh!!!

Here she is...tail and all! I was going to knit her a little scarf but decided to go for the quicker option of cutting her a felt one instead.




I am having such fun with these little felties....next....a teddy bear!

See you soon.

Adele
xXx