I was having tea with my friend Maureen last week and she was jubilant over the brilliant weather.
'I must be outdoors when there is sunshine' she said. Then looking at me with a wink in her eye, she added, 'and you I suppose don't mind staying indoors and doing some crafts?'
Don't get me wrong, it's not like I don't want to go to the beach. It is between those hours when I am at the beach and at the computer and in the garden and everything else, that I do my crafts. I love to make full use of every hour and every minute.
So these are my summer projects so far:
1. TEA CUP FEEDER
Reminds me of Mary Poppins' Feed the Birds...Tuppence a bag.....
2. WATERING CAN BLING
An old trinklet creates a faux spray of water.....
3. BLUE BICYCLE
Theresa gave me a cherished bicycle and I thought it could do with a new coat of paint.
4. A SEWER JOINT PLANTER
I got this sewer pipe joint from Wasted Junkyard on the way to Scariff. You just don't know what you can find there!!!
5. WHEELBARROW Planter
6. LOG HOUSES
My friend Catherine gave me some logs and even if I wasn't trained to be an architect, I decided to create some log houses to test out a recently acquired chop/mitre saw.
7. SIGN POSTS
What is a garden without signposts?
A friend gave me some golf balls for the peas
8. A CHAIR PLANTER
9. A TERRARIUM
This was quite a challenge as it was my first time creating a terrarium but I enjoyed it tremendously and have written an article about it.
A bird's eye view of our garden
10. SWEATSHIRT PAINTING/DECOUPAGE
I won some fabric paints in a craft competition and never got around to using them, so I thought I'd try them on some sweatshirts. Truth be told, random strangers did stop me to ask me how it was done.
And I made these for some good friends...............
Well, summer is still not over yet, so when the Muse strikes, I will craft again......