Friday, 20 August 2010

Things To Do When You're Home Alone....

This summer has been the first ever where my daughter has had her arranged activities continue throughout the holidays. As a result, I have been given the luxury of two days a week to myself - it's been great! Today, I did this......


This little cupboard has been on the wall for years but was plain wood and dusty and shabby compared to my new bookshelves. So I have spruced it up with a couple of coats of white paint, some cute ribbon (no gingham, Midge, no gingham!) and now it fits right in with the rest of the room. I also did this.......


The shelf is another reject from the re-furbished dining area - it used to be blue. Some more white paint, then moved to a corner of the bathroom with one of my prize shells and a hastily improvised little garland of cockles & sea-glass on string. Thank goodness for my little Dremmel and it's drill bit.

I did a spot of this......


...planting out some bright orange pansies to replace the tired looking petunias in my wall pots.

I've walked this.......


Now here's a view of my dog you won't see very often - completely cream-crackered ( it's rhyming slang......) and panting after a very exciting walk with a lively lady black labrador who really got him running and playing for the first time in ages. I don't think we'll hear much from him for the rest of the day!

And now I'm going to do some of this......



...followed by a bit of drawing. Bliss!

4 comments:

Laura said...

You have been busy and productive!

I love the little 'shellf' (see what I did there?) and the cupboard is very sweet!

Laura x

WoolenSails said...

It is nice to have a day to do what you want without having a schedule or others to worry about. Love the cupboard in white, wonderful finish.

Debbie

Magpie Magic said...

Wow, you have been busy and very productive. Love your updated cupboard/shelf and especially your gorgeous little shell/sea glass garland.

I think you deserve a cup of tea and a cake... :-)xoxo

Sallie said...

Looks like you had a fun and productive day. Good for you.