Tuesday, 1 June 2010

Today It Is Officially...


Winter.  Oh dear, never mind.  Just as well we have some pretty colour indoors to warm us up.  Do you like Katie's new scalloped garland?  It's all ready to go up on her pretty blue/green wall next week.  The painting of the two little girls' rooms and the hallway is finally completed!!  The carpets are going to be cleaned by hubby on Saturday, the rest of the doors rehung, ready for the big move in next week.   

Take a looksie outside today.  My poor little Christmas tree is about to float away I'm sure.

All the bark is floating away too.  These photos were taken half an hour ago and it's so much worse now.  I hope I don't have to go out in my bare feet to rescue the garden later.  I've done that before and it's freezing cold water.  There is a big drain just in front of the red pot, it works well doesn't it? 

It sure is an inside day today.  Slippers...

my mother's pumpkin and orange soup, very yummy and scrummy...

and perhaps a little crocheting of Grannies later...

Last week I had Lucy home from school with a tummy bug.  She and I needed some entertaining so we decided on origami crane making.  It turned out to be the best thing because we were both rolling around the floor laughing in the end.  Honestly those instructions are just impossible to work out.  In the end we did get one made correctly...

only to forget the last step each time.  Thankfully my brain kicked into gear by about the fifth one and then we were off.  Aren't they so pretty and colourful?  We would have preferred the pretty floral ones in the book, but perhaps another day.

This new puzzle was also impossible.  We ended up with one piece that didn't fit anywhere no matter how hard we tried.  In the end we both got up to move on with life and found Lucy had been sitting on the correct missing piece all along!  So we have a full puzzle and an extra piece.

Now I have a question for you all.  I'm making a notice board for Molly and I have cut a couple of pieces of fabric to fit over the cork.  I have enough fabric to slip under the frame edges to make it neat and tidy.  What glue would I use to attach it onto the cork?  I don't want to make the fabric all stiff looking but don't think it would work with just the edges glued either.  Any advice?

I have some lovely red ric rac to go across in rows and will decorate some wooden pegs with buttons for her to hang her goodies on.   This photo is just the corner of the whole board.  What do you think of the doily use? 

Well the sun is out and the rain has stopped.  My feet have been saved for now.  Hopefully the school pick up is dry and the day continues to improve.  May the sun shine where you are too!  

Gosh I nearly forgot to say, have you all posted your aprons?  The aprons should all be posted by now unless you have an agreement.  I'm thinking in a week or two we should have an apron day where we all post a photo of our apron.  That way you could pop over to my blog, search through the apron blog list and ooh and aah over them.  What do you think?

23 comments:

Megan said...

i just posted about making some granny squares today too- its definitely a day for crafting!

Stella said...

That's a great idea about having an apron post day... My is all packaged and ready to go, both my partner and I were a little late! I think she is just about to post mine... In fact, there is a break in the rain right now, maybe I'll pop out! p.s. love the cork board! Doily looks great

Leonie said...

Wow! awesome post, love the garland, those slippers are so cute too.
I make notice boards (on canvas though) and I use spray adhesive that I get at spotlight in a can.
I love the colours (red polka dots are my personal favourite) and the doily is such a great idea!

Sarah said...

Oh I was a little fearful about that spray on glue. I can almost see the tangle I'll get myself into! Perhaps I'll test it first for a change instead of leaping in.

sallgood said...

We've been "enjoying" rainy weather too- though here it's supposed to be almost summer! (It did clear a bit this evening, so we get a little break before the next storm rolls in..

Love all of your cute crafties!

Manka said...

Hi Sarah! How are you there?
Here it's supposed to be spring or summer but the weather is awful.It's raining almost all the time ...
I ador the slippers ! and the pumpkin and orange soup must be yummy yummy . I like pumpkin soup but I've never tried to make it with orange!How does your mother make this soup?

VintageVicki said...

Its been wet here this weekend in the UK even though its now summer!!

Promised that proper summer will be back this week - hope so its the school 1/2 term.

Justine said...

Hi Sarah, you've sure had some rain there! Have I ever told you we're investigating a move to NZ within the next couple of years? I thought I'd be escaping the rain!!!! Oh well at least we'd at least be guaranteed sunshine!!

Not posted my apron yet but will be doing so this week, my partner knows so it's all OK! Justine xx

Maria said...

Hi Sarah, I would probably go for spray glue and then you would get a thin layer. I have also used Copydex (do you have that in NZ) the smell is terrible but works well :)

Lululiz said...

Oh your poor garden, well and truly flooded, thats not good. I hope it all dries out real quick.

I am going to love the noticeboard, going by the little corner you showed. REALLY nice.

Aren't those just the cutest slippers? I bet they keep the little tootsies lovely and cosy.

beccasauras said...

yep, mine is posted, and I have recieved. Thanks for organising such a fun swap!

Fran said...

The peg board looks great so far!! Posted my apron yesterday. Great idea about having an apron post day, can't wait to see what everyone has made - and received :))

Itch2stitch.com said...

It is strange to think it is the start of your winter and the beginning of our summer! It sounded awful outside there, but it is very cosy and inviting in your house... pumpkin and orange soup.. yum, and cosy slippers! Good that the sun came out in the end! I love Katie's garland..tis gorgeous! How about Pva (is that right?) glue that drys invisible. Not really sure though. Have a lovely week! Suzie xxxx

Belly Designs said...

Sent my apron on friday...mine is hanging out on the bass straight apparently...thanks for the gret swap...i am no longer a swap virgin...cant wait to see all the pics!!!

Amanda said...

Gosh you've been a busy bee! I love that bunting...and everything else actually! You're a clever girl. Lots of love Amanda xxx

Serenata said...

It certainly has been wet hasn't it?! Mind you we've had a wet weekend as well. In fact it is still wet.

An apron post would be great.

Loving what I can see of the notice board so far, and can't wait for the big reveal of the decorated rooms!

littleminx said...

Love the garland and the wall colour - they're gonna love their new rooms!

P.S, yes posted apron, like the idea, it'd be nice to have more follow up x

Off The Peg said...

Just popped by to tell you I have recieved my apron you can have a looksee here http://offthepeg.blogspot.com/2010/06/receiving-of-aprons.html

Quilary said...

It's a cold, wet, sniffly, I've got a cold, rainy day here too. Luckily I'm warm as toast in bed, blogging and crocheting...too good to be true...but it is!
Apron posted *tick* and an apron day sounds great. I may have to rely on my recipient for a photo, as I don't think I got great photos (I was in a hurry - it was June 1 here, but still May 31 in Canada!).

The Rose Room said...

The rain was incredible and a good day for being all cosy at home! Love the garland and the notice board! Rachaelxo

Cat B said...

It's hard to imagine that only a little over a month ago we were praying for rain because the tank was empty and now it is overflowing! And hmmmm winter - it feels like it one minute but then the next I think I could get a tan out in the garden!
I love your notice board - what did you use? And do you use pins/tacks or how do you attach things to the board? I'm super keen to make one for the kids rooms.
I'm searching blogs at the moment LOL in search of an apron swap .. .. .. I seem to miss out on them everywhere I look LOL!
Cat xxx

swedishouse said...

Hello Sarah

Thanks for your comment. My you have been busy crafting! Loving the look of the notice board, lovely colours and the doilly looks good too. The bunting for your daughters room looks great. I think that is a brilliant idea for the apron post.
Hope you have a dry weekend ;-)
Love Julie x

P.S. Thank you for organising the swop

running thread said...

Hi Sarah, a quick note to let you know the aprons are on a world tour! The apron made for me arrived from the UK this week and my apron is on it's way. Thanks again for putting us together in the wonderful apron swap.