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Monday, February 20, 2012

Make: Grow: Thrift:

well I thought I would join Jodie's link party today & here is what I did, this piece of furniture what going to get thrown out (isn't it shocking)?  But I changed my mind & thought I would have a go at painting it as I needed something small out side my kids bedrooms.

I am really pleased how it turned out only took 2 coat's of paint to make it look fresh & new,  I put the battery operated white lights in the hurricane vase so on a night its just enough light shining & not using up any electricity.

I  put on the frames that were cross stitched for me by my cousins wife they have my kids birth dates on so I thought it would be nice to have by there rooms.   My oldest put the vase & butterfly on so I left it as she choose,  I think it looks pretty so why not!!

Hope you have a great day & enjoy looking at all the other lovely items at Jodie's link party.

Lainey :) x

Images: Calico Child

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentines Day!

I have found out my William Shakespeare book on the art of love which I received a couple of Valentines ago.

Its filled with all Shakespeare's poems & some of his plays so at some point today I will be sat with my box of chocolates (thanks hubby) & a large coffee.

I think I will start with some of the scenes from Love's Labour's Lost, before I start Romeo & Juliet  which is one of my favourites, which one of Shakespeare's plays is yours?

Hope you all have a romantic day with your loved ones. 

Lainey :) x

Image: Calico Child

Friday, February 10, 2012

Pencil case.

Just a little something I made, great for keeping your pencils organised, when measuring the fabric on the width do 1 inch per pencil & go as wide as you want, then the height can be  the length of your pencils plus 3 more inches that's on 2 pieces of the fabric on the short piece of fabric measure less than half on height & same for width.

Stitch the  gross grain ribbon on the small piece of fabric before you join on the larger pieces & leave extra on side to help with when you roll up the case & tie off.

Hope I explained OK just e-mail me with any questions.

Lainey :)

Images: Calico Child