There hasn't been much visible progress on the actual renovation since the last post, it's just been sinking nails into the floor and plastering over holes in the kitchen walls. I even mowed the lawns! So with nothing much to report there, i thought I'd put up something about a few things i'm making to go into the house. Bek asked a few weeks ago if i'm doing some arty stuff with the house. Mostly it'll be the furnishings that will do this, rather than murals or similar, although I'm thinking of doing something with the kitchen cabinetry along those lines. The things I'm making so far are for the bedroom and the loungeroom. I've started on a rag rug for the bedroom made out of strips of a neutrally coloured doona cover bought from an op-shop (thanks Joey!). It's time consuming, but meditative! Now if only it would lie flat!
I've also knitted a throw rug for the loungeroom in a gorgeous fluffy cashmere yarn with big needles. It reminded me how much I suck at knitting, but it's so FLUFFY!!!
I'm working on a dream catcher for the bedroom. I'm making it out of silver beads with white pearls, torquise pearls and white feathers.
Finally for the loungeroom I have a bunch of embroideries that will be clustered together on the wall and some others that will be cushion covers. I'm very proud of my blackwork skull!
Besides these things, there's some furniture I'm planning to make (bespoke coffee table and entertainment unit) and maybe some soft things for the kitchen. Hopefully the next post will show a big move forward with the house,as I'm hoping to get the floors sanded by the end of my week off in the second week of November and by then all the painting needs to be done (!) I may still be in by Christmas!
Take care all!