Monday, 30 December 2013

Last bits for 2013

 As I mentioned in my last post we are having our downstairs cloakroom revamped and I had planned how I wanted the tiles to sit and was very happy doing the tiling myself, but the plumber said he would tile before he fitted the loo and hand basin as it would be easier and did seem to make sense....... but he didn't quite follow my lines and ended up making it much more difficult to add the mosaics as I had planned.  Give him his due he did try but Mr. D soon realised that trying to chip away at bits of each glass mosaic was not working well and asked him to stop (good thinking that man).  I then spent a bit of time deciding how I wanted to make good the mistake and got down to adding the mosaics. The mosaics are on the wall, but it’s not truly what I wanted - still it’s the best I could do without taking all the tiles off and starting again which was NOT going to happen.  I then started on a paint job...... I wanted something a bit different, so painted horizontal stripes......   
Tilling completed but not finished the grouting
and a different view
Can't believe I have lived with it like this for so long
All that ugly pipework gone
So much neater
 Mr. D thinks the stripes make it look like an " ice cream" parlour, so I have suggested that in the summer he opens the window and tries to set up a new business.

That was my last finish for 2013, but I can show you a couple of things that were kept under wraps until my friends had opened them on Christmas day...

Remember this?
Turned into these.....
Two pincushions
and those blocks that I loved making turned into these.......

Don't seem to have a photo of this one finished....

and a little extra for someone..
A wallet for hexagon projects

and last but never least I thought I would show you these.....

Very Happy Teenagers

Such a cutie, but baby is best....
See you in the New Year x x x x


  1. Can't believe the change in your cloak room! Lovely!! Very lucky friends to receive such lovely presents. My clock is hanging on the wall, and very nice it looks too. Mwah! I have handed the (beautiful) baby back now:(( but the hat went down sooo well, (thank you) and kept them warm on a walk along the sea front! Your bunch of teens look like they had a good time too. Happy New Year Xxx

  2. Your cloakroom looks wonderful and so do all the gifts that you made. The Minion hats are so cute and baby is best. :)

  3. great looking loo! and thank you so much for my Christmas gifts they are lovely. Havent tried the hats yet have been trying to finish hand quilting!!! see you soon. x

  4. Hmmmm....cloakroom....does that mean you hang coats and cloaks in there?:) Looks great!

    Those caps ROCK!:) Happy, Happy New Year to you and the Mr.!:)

  5. Loo looks great you will want to spend more time in it. Clocks are really wonderful have never scene them done before, pin cushions great you have been very busy. Hats look a great success. But the baby's has stolen the day. Happy New Year to you and your family.

  6. Those clocks are amazing! Fabulous work.