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My hubby hates trees....

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Well...not all trees...just MINE!...lol
I told you in my last post that I was going to try to get stuck into another craft project....
....well .... I had this idea...
I have some old table legs/bannisters in my craftshed and I have been looking at them and looking at them since I picked them up a few years back ...but wasn't certain exactly what I wanted to do with them..until I came up with this "great" idea! Well...it WAS great until I couldn't get my initial attempt to work...so I changed the goalpost and came up with an easier alternative...."as we do!"....(but I swear I will be having another attempt at the elusive "great idea"...lol)
I made a tree.... ...it's probably not very impressive as far as trees go ...but I really don't think it warranted the screwed up and disgusted face that hubby pulled when I showed it to him...followed by  the accompanying comment of "WHO on earth is going to want to buy THAT???"...I mean really was…

Dusted off the "old girl" and actually got some sewing done...

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Well hiya all.... You can probably guess by my BLOG title that I did actually manage to get some sewing done as planned ...yippee!
I have a gazillion projects in my head that I want to get through, but this is what I managed to come up with this week....
Firstly a little prairie dress on a manequin for my Little House Primitives website...
(Thankyou ...this is already SOLD)
...and for my Countin' Crows Primitives website I came up with these gals... "Springtime Annie"
....and  "Winter Annie"
Not too bad for a days work if I do say so myself....lol
Well that's it from me...for this time. I'm off to get some orders packed and invoiced and then it's onto getting our dreaded business tax done for this quarter....eeek!
....wish me luck Until next time... Chris x

A rainy day afternoon at home...

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No work for me today or for the rest of the week as a matter of fact...
The antiques store I work for is in the process of changing hands and my days have been reduced from 3 a week to one day a week.....no matter though as I have more work lined up in the short term and I have been told that my days will be likely to increase again in the near future....
As I said...no matter as it is giving me some well earned "me" time to do whatever I want!!!....Well that's easier said than done in view of the nasty weather we have been experiencing for the last few days...
There is little that I can do pottering around the house (would love to get suck into the garden...or some more painting but this weather is only good for ducks...and this little black duck ain't gunna garden out in the pouring rain...lol)
....so guess what I did this afternoon????
Yep...you'll never believe it....I actually got some crafting done!!!...I know ...I hear ya Jackie...you had best sit down before y…

Another nice day out...

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Hi there one and all...I hope everyone is keeping well and surviving the nasty weather we have been having (for non-aussie readers...it's winter over here and we have been having lots of rain and wind and rain and rain and rain....lol)
This past Saturday I was  lucky enough to share a lovely day out with my dear friend Karen. We had been invited to Rick Rutherford's Christmas In July event at 3pm in his store at Lawson in the Blue Mountains, so we decided to do what we do best and make a day of it...visiting our favourite antique shops on the way up.

Well I have to say I was quite a good girl and minded my pennies a bit more carefully than usual, but did end up splurging on a pair of delightful little shoes that I have been eyeing off at one of the stores for quite some time. (it did help make my decision to get them easier when the shopkeeper discounted them considerably...lol).

Anyways...I thought I would share a few piccies with you... of my goodies
Those of you who know me wel…