Monday, 20 October 2008

what Katy made me


Katy's wreath


Look what Katy made for me, this brilliant wreath from her lovely wreath tutorial. Katy came to visit me with the little ginger one in tow, last Friday. I made lunch and attempted to make some soy coconut cookies, that turned out more like little coconut rocks, they tasted good, and were surprisingly fluffy in consistency but resembled rocks. She has a dairy allergy so I hand to scramble up into town to fetch some soy milk and soy butter/margarine, and pay the carpet vampire(honest he looks like a vampire) for my lovely new living room carpet.


I hope she had a nice time, and a nice natter I know I did, it was nice to get to know your friends better and to talk girl/craft talk over coffee, coconut biscuits and shiny cobs. Hopefully she didn't think out house was too boring.. as only the downstairs is mostly done and upstairs.. well lets not go there. She did say she liked my quilt, sadly not homemade, my mother got it from Target for us the year we were married. In the clearance sale naturally.
look at my pretty fireplace
I will have M take some proper pictures of the downstairs when we finished painting the skirting boards, hang the curtains up, and badgered M into putting some more pictures up on the walls. I need some more accent pieces, some cushions and throws to make everything cozy.



turquoise and red jade bracelet II

This weekend I didn't get very much done craft wise, the above bracelet which I love with the remainder of my turquoise beads, and I framed one of my vintage book page paintings. Technically that was an accident though as I ripped the page and hastily trimmed it down and stuffed it in a frame and it sits in the box room waiting to be placed somewhere.

framed toadstool painting on vintage book paper

thanks for popping by my house Katy!

9 comments:

x vInTaGe VioLeT x said...

lovely wreath!
lovely fireplace - i like the shelf along the top of the wall - i can just imagine a little row of scrap owls living up there!

i'm in love with the bracelet-swoon!

Katy said...

I had a FAB time, it was so lovely to see you!
Your new fireplace is indeed very pretty, as is the whole house (and next time I come, if that quilt goes missing it wasn't me that pinched it - honest!!!)

Frizbe said...

Agree house looks lovly now, and seeing as I'm bbsitting for you and on your laptop ;-) I will just go and try one of the coconut rocks in a moment, but they look lovely and I'm sure will taste just as nice. Carpet Vampire does look like a vampire I can confirm this to all, although I really would like to think a vampire could come up with a better way of making a living...

Magriet said...

Beautiful fireplace. Hope you don't mind, but I've tagged you. Have a look at my blog for details :)

Net said...

What a lovely wreath, and your bracelet is gorgeous!

AnnieB said...

love the wreath, and the house looks great - glad to see you are settling in (it looks more settled in than our house and we've been here almost 5 years...oops!)

Craft Matters said...

I'm very jealous of your beautiful tranquil room (not to mention that lovely wreath).

annayama said...

ho ho ho, lucky thing what a fab wreath. know what you mean about having a friend who is crafty come around to your house. good to chat about all things crafty. :D love the fireplace. cyber drooling. would look very out of place in tropical singers but need one....

jillytacy said...

OOO! I love the owlet with the mushroom painting. Your bracelets are gorgeous too!