Thursday, 9 February 2012

Prettying my home, and a half-finish

Afternoon ladies.  Wow, am I stressed?  Yep, very stressed.  Too much work to do, too much housework to do, too much to think about.  So what am I doing?  I'm writing a blog post in the middle of the working day!  I don't have a great deal to show you, but I wanted to show you how I'm getting on with Cherry Heart's  Pretty Crafty Home challenge, and I've finished the cross stitch on the not-a-flowerpot, so I thought I'd show you that, even though I haven't finished it into it's final piece.

For the challenge, I haven't got to the pretty or craft bit, I'm still on the decorating bit!  I don't know if you remember, but I'm working on my dining room.  I finished painting the shelves, hurrah!

Mr CA says they're shoddily finished, with paint drips on the front, but I don't care as I plan to sew some shelf edging for them.  I think it was what spurred him on to doing this though...

Oh yes, my DIY-shy husband is painting the door!  I thought he'd work on it at the weekend, then leave it there all week for the next coat, but no, he's doing it after work!  I hope he does the living room door next... must make sure I do all DIY shoddily in future...

I don't have anything more to show you on my home-prettifying as I've been far too busy to do much and I'm not sure that's going to change as I have a jewellery class this weekend, then I have to get on the WII fit and finish a couple of items I'm working on... 

One of which is this:

That's right, it's not a flowerpot!  Mind you, I came to labelling it in my photos and nearly called it an ice-cream, which it isn't.  Can you tell what it is??  I bpught the gorgeous wool felt that I'm stitching on from The Rainbow Room on Folksy, great value and lovely felt if you're after some.  Unfortunately, the hastily shot photo does not show it off well, not that there's much light at 7:30am in my living room.  And the curtains were closed.  That might have been a factor come to think of it.

Anyway, I haven't finished rambling yet.  I've been given a blog award by two different people!  I'd like to thank Bar Purple and my bloggy friend Allie who have both awarded me The Versatile Blogger Award.  Thanks ladies!

So, I'm supposed to tell you 7 things about myself and pass the award on to 15 bloggers.  I'm going to skip that part as I did that last time I got an award and couldn't choose 15 bloggers out of the many hundreds I read (no wonder I'm always busy!).  Also, I know a lot of you ladies don't accept awards.

So, 7 things about me.

1. I can't stand onions or tomatos.  I have to pick onions out of anything they're in.  Even if they're chopped up tiny.  I'm OK with the taste of tomatos, so I can eat things with a tomato sauce, but I can't stand the lumps.  Yuck.
2. I used to be allergic to kiwi fruits, but now I'm allergic to oranges.  They give me a migraine.  I'm also allergic to sticking plasters, washing powder, scented soaps and lotions and anti-histamines.
3. I'm hungry, but that's probably obvious from numbers 1 and 2.
4. I'm only 5 foot 1.
5. My first pet was a hamster called Dribble.  After that I had 3 more hamsters and a selection of fish.  They were my only pets until I got my bunnies a few years ago.
6. I'm 34.  Yes, I'm admitting my age in public.  Well, there's nothing I can do about it.
7. I don't get "vintage".  It annoys me.  Everything seems to be labelled vintage regardless of age or provenance. 

So there we go.  I'll be back soon as I have been joining in with TAST, I'm just a bit behind, but I'm nearly caught up now!



Sandra (Cherry Heart) said...

Look at all those glorious shelves, waiting to be filled. How wonderful!

I love your cross stitch too. I'm thinking it's a cupcake?

S x

Allie said...

So, I guess you're getting paid to blog, lol!!! I think your shelves look wonderful, kudos to you for figuring out how to get dh to do the doors. My husband does that to me with the dishes.
Not a flower-pot - is it a cupcake?? With chocolate chips? Gosh I'm hungry.

You are allergic to a LOT, girl, get your appendix out. Worked for me...I couldn't eat anything, or go outside, I had so many allergies. Appendix burst, and like magic I was no longer allergic to anything!

Vintage can be confusing - when I say vintage, I mean anything from the 1920's to the late 50's [which means I'M vintage}. But I've seen people use it for stuff from the 70's and 80's~! How I hated the 70's and 80's.

Hope you find some time to breathe, girl!

The Dotty One said...

Aaaah - I was so sure it was going to be a pint of beer but I'm pretty sure its a cupcake now!
Good work on all the DIY - it will be so worth it in the end. When you're done do you want to pop round to mind and do some painting?!
PS. I can't believe you are allergics to antihistamines! Antihistamines are the only thing that stops me getting all of my alleargies. Nightmare!