Sunday, 10 May 2015

Puppy proofing our Patio!

Well, little Brucie Boy has settled in beautifully, he is currently laying beside me as I type and I still cannot resist the urge to keep on stroking him- he is SUCH a fluffly little distraction! We are attending basic puppy training sessions and he is doing OK although walking with him is still a challenge. After only one short circuit around the green outside our house he put on the brakes and I ended up carrying him home!

We are having a few "issues" in the garden and really needed to address what plants are dog friendly, the fact that the loose slate edges of our patio area provide a fantastic digging area for a cheeky little pup and in an idea world I wanted an under covered area so that I could sit out in the garden with Bruce, whatever the weather.

Hence the start of yet another project! Luckily, or unluckily, we haven't much of a patio left as over the years we have lived here, the conservatory and then the extension have eaten away into the space but hopefully, as small as the area is there is LOADS of room for improvement and I have many ideas like pie in the sky.

Here are a few pics of our messy starting point!

Yesterday we spent a lot of time in the garden, Bruce was covered in sawdust and although we made progress, we have a LONG way to go. I had better get the kettle on and make a start to yet another day of chaos.

Sunday, 3 May 2015

Exploding Gift Box for Wedding

It's been a VERY long time since I have done any paper crafting. Well, just getting into my craft room was a challenge in itself. Once in there I spent more time shifting boxes and looking for things than actually crafting.

After I got going it dawned on me exactly how much I enjoy being creative and I was annoyed at myself for once again leaving things to the last minute.

Here are a few pics of the box I made. I wasn't sure of a colour theme so I tried to make it a bit of a combination of colours.

I do hope the recipients like it, I thoroughly enjoyed making it.