06 November 2012
We're getting there
I haven't managed to get an awful lot done this month, but I do have a little something to show you. It's the neglected old wash basket from my bathroom. Many moons ago, this used to be housed in my bedroom and as the bedroom was lilac at the time, so the basket was too. Although it has long since made the move, it's colouring remains completely unchanged and completely out of keeping with the aqua and blue of the bathroom.
Finally, finally then, I've done something about it. You know, that is the wonderful thing about this little project. The satisfaction of crossing these ancient and nearly forgotten items off the list is huge and if it wasn't for the fact that I felt compelled to keep coming back here to report to you how I've been getting on, I'm sure half of them would still be undone now. You don't know how much you've helped me in getting these long awaited ticks.
But, back to the basket. I'd already made a liner for it, back in the days when I'd painted it lilac, so really, only some modification was called for. I decided to use the same fabrics as I'd used for my bathroom bunting. An effort to 'pull it all together' as interior designing types say.
It lays quite nicely now, so the lid will sut down much better than it used to. Yes, a big improvement all round, I'd say.
So there you have it, my made over bathroom wash basket:
So, what about the month ahead? Well, as usual at this time of year, the dark shadow of winter seems to be looming. The clocks going back always has that 'winter drawing in' effect on me. So, after a jolly half-term...
Yes, I can't wait to get started in fact. That's my plan for November then, getting the house ready for Christmas. We're to be the hosts this year so I want everything to be cozy, comfy, happiness and cheer. Some hand made touches are definitely called for. What about you? Are you making plans yet?
As always, please do come and share your makes on the Pretty Crafty Home Flickr group. It's always a pleasure to see what you're up to.