Tuesday, 19 August 2014


I've been collecting bits and bobs to upcycle for many years, long before it became fashionable and magazines were published on the subject. With the current interest in making old things new there is lots of advice available and specialist products on the market. This has spurred me on to make a start.

There is the bedside table which was one of Paul's school wood work projects. It's been in use since it was made and looking rather tired. The before picture..... is above.

the lower pictures are my dear mother in law's Morco sewing box.  The fabric inside is coming out as it is falling to pieces and it will be rep added and lined after it has be painted.  Haven't decided whether it's a complete paint or not.

Friday, 15 August 2014

New phone

At last I've got a phone on which I can easily read texts.  It's got a great camera and I've just found an inbuilt app which does all sorts of editing and effects.

Thursday, 14 August 2014

Today's newspaper...

Well, this all came as a bit of a surprise!

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Thursday, 31 July 2014

Scarborough at Dusk

Marine Drive

Looking Down from Oliver's Mount

War Memorial

Kanzashi Flower

Bit of fabric to play with on my holidays.  My first Kanzashi flower made with the aid of a Clover template.  Wish I had brought a decent magnifier with me, but it's turned out ok.  This is a good way of using up small bits of fabric.

Forge Valley Woods

Great place for a walk

West Ayton Caravan Club Site

Having a few days here.  Lovely site.

Sunday, 6 July 2014

Summer Project

This is a 50 year old G Plan wall mounted desk which will be my project over the summer holidays.  It needs cleaning, repairing and up cycling.

Paint job, decoupage or what?  Decisions!

Suggestions welcome :-)

Sunday, 22 June 2014

Throw in the making

Thought these colours would go well with my denim blue leather sofa.  Crochet is so relaxing and you can take it anywhere.

This square is 16 rounds.  Not sure whether to keep going or should I start another square and join several together.  Joining gives me a choice of rectangle or square - think joining is the way to go.