I've retired! Hopefully now I have tons of time for all those updates around the house that I have been ignoring.
My first update is not a DIY. I had laid flagstone myself in the backyard. I loved the look of it , but this spring there were a lot of weeds between the stones and some of the stones had moved over the winter and weren't level. I broke my foot last year, and so hadn't done much gardening, but now I'm back at it and need a level surface.
Also, now that I have the time, I have started to sit on the patio with my first cup of tea in the morning and just relax. I needed better.
and I got it:
OK ... just one gratuitous picture of men without shirts working :-)
Tiny. Perfect. Patio
Now when I sit on the patio by the sliding doors I can see this fabulous view of my garden.
I don't know where all my creativity and ambition has gone. It must be frozen in all this cold weather. I haven't really done much since Christmas.
I did a bit of sewing this weekend. Made a couple makeup bags. I have never sewn a zipper into a project before, and just figured out the correct the weight of pellon to incude for stiffness. Was like Goldilocks, one bag was too stiff and would hold up to a hurricane, one was too soft and wouldn't stand on it's own. The last is just right. ... and I will make a couple more in different sizes.
They are even lined.
I also made a new lunch bag. How does one lose their lunch bag??
Maybe this is the tip of the iceberg (get the freezing reference?) and I'll get my mojo back. Let's hope so.
I never showed you these Moose pillows I made before Christmas.
When I initially bought the fabric, I was thinking "reindeer", and didn't realize until I got the fabric home that the print was actually of Moose. I sewed them up anyway, and used them through Christmas.
Turns out that Moose have more seasonal longevity than Reindeer .. I'm leaving them out for winter!
Hi. I live just outside Toronto, Ontario, and am interested in home design and DIY on a budget. I am in my 5th house since becoming single again ... my 10th home since leaving my childhood home - I obviously love the moving process. I also quilt, scrapbook, and love to cook, and spend time with my family.