Thursday, 11 September 2014

A Fresh Pair

My Tuesday chore list included change the bed sheets, well not happy with just putting on fresh pre-made sheets I decided to make some fresh new pillowcases from some vintage sheets I bought a while ago.thing is making new pillowcases rather than putting on ones I already have takes triple the amount of time so nothing else on the list was done! Woops, at least we have four nice pillowcases now. I simply used an existing pillowcase as a pattern and got sewing, very easy to make, just one long length of fabric and a two lines of stitching and Bob's your uncle or in my case sister.

Hope you're all having a great week x

Monday, 8 September 2014

Ta-Tah the finished kitchen!

Our kitchen makeover has been a gradual one that has taken nearly a year to complete. After the smashed up vintage plates mosaic was finished the next job on the list was to paint all the kitchen cupboards white. I've wanted to do this since we moved in 5 years ago but it always seemed like such a big job, actually it wasn't. Instead of rushing it we took off a couple of doors at a time, sanded them and painted them, we had the whole kitchen done in 2 weeks. Then the floor, I loved the old tiles but they were extremely dirty and the floor was always freezing, we didn't have much cash so we just went for cheapo sticky tiles and they do the job just fine. Our kitchen looks so much brighter now, I especially tidied up for these photos too, just for you!

Next room on the DIY list is the shower room, it badly needs a.lick of tile paint to freshen it up, I'll get round to it!
Hope you're all having a good start to the week xxx

Thursday, 4 September 2014

From the garden

I'm in that weird post holiday funk, I've EVEN been cooking and cleaning, the big lad thinks somethings up. A bunch of flowers picked from the garden to brighten the mood and all those pennies saved from not buying them can go towards the next holiday!

It was toilet roll doll's laundry day.
Hope you're all having a great week x

Friday, 29 August 2014

House hunting in Alvor

Bom Dia!
We arrived home now from our holidays in Alvor yesterday, we had a really lovely time. I'd move there tomorrow for the sunshine and the fresh fruit alone, their lemons are AMAZING! The town of Alvor remains pretty quaint full of little tiled houses, there are a couple of main streets where most of the bars and restaurants are but the back streets are mostly tiled houses where the ladies chat to each other out of the shuttered windows and you'll find the men gather in the backstreet bars and cafes for shade from the sun. I loved the patterns and colours of the tiled houses, here's a few (ahem) pictures taken on a morning stroll around town.

I'm off the the North Coast for my friend Kitty's Hen party and we're going surfing, if I survive I'll share some more holidays pictures next week! Have a great weekend everyone xxx

Saturday, 23 August 2014

A postcard from poolside

We're on our holidays!!! Blogging from the sun lounger, temperature in sunny Portugal is around 28 degrees but there's a breeze, I need one hand to hold onto my hat! We're staying in a small town called  Alvor, the people, the weather the food have made it a brilliant holiday so far , although I was looking forward to swimming in the sea but it's absolutely freezing and I had to come out after my hand went purple! Total relaxation, It's day six into the holiday and I've finished two books!!! I never take the time to read at home, apart from reading blogs of course! Anyway it's about time I reapplied the sunscreen, didn't realise I was white before I got my red bits! I'll try and bring some sunshine home with me xxx

Have a great weekend everyone xxxx

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

A pom pom hangy thing

I needed a little craft project to see me through the month of July so I made one pom pom everyday. The question is at the end of July I had 31 pom poms and what was I going to do with them? Make a pom pom hangy thing or as I told the big lad it's a pom pom dream catcher, it takes your bad dreams and turns them into rainbows! I used a big stick that brought home from an epic hill walk recently, I knew it would come in handy one day!

 Hope you're all having a great week!
We're off on our holidays on Monday, maybe there will be a sun lounger blog post! xx