It’s all coming together and I’ll be opening my shop on Saturday! I’m really looking forward to greeting my friends and customers. Here’s a sneak peak for you…
I haven’t been around for a while as I’ve been busy with my new adventure: A Shop! Yes, I’ve decided to take a plunge and start my own business of hand painted and hand made home decor. It’s very exciting (new ideas keep popping up), exhausting, for the last couple of months I’ve been sawing, hammering, drilling and painting but worth it because on December the 7th, I’m opening up for business…more to follow…
Here is my “little” (well it started out as a little idea) DIY Christmas project. To beginn with I thought that I would use 1 or two pallets (and ended up enjoying the sawing so much that I did four). I was very pleased with the result and decided to see what it would look like if I painted one (BIG mistake!!!). It worked out so well that I ended up painting the whole lot (half way through I did start to question the whole idea). But it was well worth it… The Wood Work The Painting The Result If you want to give it a go all you need is: -a couple of pallets -a jigsaw -a drill -a tin of paint -some Christmas lights (and some patience) Have fun!
The weather this afternoon has given me a great excuse to leave the gardening for another day and make some Easter decorations instead. So, I popped down to my local florist/ friend Urs at Toscanini and stocked up with some lovely flowers… …which intrigued someone… …with a little help from my furry friend I created these… …and the end result is “simply Spring”… …it was obviously hard work for some.
With everything more or less prepared there’s just enough time to send a quick post… and to wish you all a very Merry Christmas! Your Tammy Twinkle
With the beginning of the Christmas count down today, it is definitely time for me to make my Advent Wreath. (Especially as the day after tomorrow is the first Sunday of Advent) So here goes for a quick and easy DIY job… Materials 4 candles 4 candle holders a straw wreath pine branches wire string labels pine cones (any decoration material you like) Cover the straw wreath with pine branches and bind them on with the wire. Place the candle holders with the candles at 12/3/6 and 9 o’clock. wrap wire around your decorations and stick them into the wreath. Bind the string around the candles and tie the labels on. …now that’s done I can relax and wait until Sunday to light the first candle…
I’ve just realised that I did a post like this last year, it has obviously become a bit of a family tradition. So here goes for you want to give it a try… All you’ll need is: -eggs (raw) -leaves or grasses -old tights -thread -onion skins While we took our dog out, the kids enjoyed collecting leaves, flowers and even an empty snail shell (not that we could use that for the eggs). Once we got home, we put the leaves and flowers on the eggs. Fixed them with some old tights, tied them up with some thread… …and boiled them for 10 minutes in the onion skins. Happy Easter!
It’s Mr. T’s Birthday! Mr. T’s loves to cook (well that is, when he’s not biking) and because he has been very busy lately, creating delicious dinners, it’s taken a toll on our casserole pan (my pressie). While I was looking for something to cook for his Birthday dinner, the kids got busy making him a personal pressie… …of course as soon as the fun bit was finished, they all disappeared off outside to play with their friends and left me to do the wrapping up… …which I secretly quite enjoyed.
With Spring on the doorstep, I’m on the loose. I’m a collector of inspirations, a hunter of emotions. I try to capture both. Searching, finding, capturing the moment and turning it into a post for you… …and I’m never know what’s going to come next… MerkenMerken
After spending the morning at the beach, this afternoon it’s a different story. The wind has got up (much to the delight of the windsurfers) and for me that meant I found some time to do a little sketching….