Wednesday, July 15, 2009

All the fruit



I know not where the minutes in each day go. But they must have been well spent in some shape or form as I am feeling on the content side of disorganised - rather than just disorganised. My wonky house is a little dishevelled. We started to paint the spare room - but to do that we had to replaster some cracks from when we polished the floor boards and had to remove the skirting boards and half the wall came off with it. Aah the charm of a house that's pushing the 120 year old mark. So to do that -we had to move all the furniture out ... into the hall and our bedroom and Edie's room. Then we realised that it was no good painting unless we fixed up the totally gappy window and smashed pane ... so 10 days later I am into a relaxed routine of stepping over mattresses, bed bases and side tables to get to my undies drawer, or to get Edie's clothes, or to go to bed ... sure I don't have a spare room in which to house guests - who arrive in 5 days - but it's progress. The window is fixed and the fireplace looks a treat ... if we get some warm ish weather the plaster will dry and the paint will go on ... you just have to relax, right? All this disorganisation has actually been creatively inspiring - so why not add to the chaos and rip out your entire fabric stash in dribs and drabs to make a new library bag? Seems perfectly valid, non?

10 comments:

2paw said...

Absolutely valid!! My life is like your renovations: I start one thing and before I know it I have moved on to three or four other things!! Good luck!!

mrs smith said...

oui! mon ami! oui!


Nice pear! fnar, fnar!

(Finbar Saunders and his double entendres)

CurlyPops said...

Funny! At least the crafting takes you away from the reno mess for a little while...hee hee

sophiehillartist said...

I do hope that you post some photo's of your renovations - during the havoc and post-storm!

Love the library bag, soooooo juicy! I may need to pick your brains at Brown Owls regarding how you did the sewing around the edge of the pear etc - I am a Basic Benny behind my sewing machine - I don't even know how to change the feet? Are they even called feet? HAHA!

JasperBoy said...

Beautiful library bag, those fabrics work soooo well together.

Is it for the store??

Jen in Melbourne

Rach said...

Lovely pear! (I do know that can sound rude...)

I compltely get you - I am painting the back hall way. But need to remove all the paint from the 5 door ways and now have to do all the skirting 'cause they with look shabby against the stripped and freshly painted wood around the doors etc etc. Awwwww

Fun, ain't it?

Tania said...

What on earth are you talking about? Of COURSE it is utterly reasonable to be making a (desperately gorgeous) library bag in times of pending (ok, I hope not) strife. You can hang it decoratively and nonchalantly over a fallen down bit in the spare room.

clare's craftroom said...

Yes valid ! All the chaos will be worth it .

D said...

Validissimo.

Fer said...

Oh I hear you! Having a house the same age I completely understand, one of our issues is rising damp in the lounge room - otherwise I would've painted over the apricot walls ages ago when I did the other rooms!! Can't stand apricot...

The gorgeous library bag was needed to keep you sane.