Saturday, February 27, 2016

Tardis Door

I made our youngest a Tardis door for his bedroom as he is right into Doctor Who - he has also got the rest of us hooked too ;-)

The plan

Positioning the timber on the flush panel door

Glueing and nailing the timber onto the door

Painting the Van Gogh Starry Night

I painted the door in Annie Slone's Napoleonic Blue Chalk Paint. After applying wax I applied some dark wax to grunge it up a bit in the style of the Tenth Doctor's Tardis. I used my vinyl cutter to do the lettering and printed up a sign for the door, attaching it with drawing pins.

Of course he loves his new door and I do too ;-)

Laundry love

I love having a pretty laundry - some people say that a pretty laundry makes the task easier - well I don't know about that - but it is nice to have a room that you use and go through that looks nice.

I decided to make a light fitting using clothes pegs. I used some wire mesh left over from when we made the aviary. I bought a round wire ring from lincraft and attached the two together. Using a lampshade we cut off the top bit and welded it to the top of the fitting. Then it was simply a matter of putting the pegs on and using a batten fix pendant thingie to hang it up. I'm very pleased with how it looks.

Saturday, February 20, 2016


The lakes district

Garden edging done

Excavation and soil moving

Back in November last year we got our act together and started our lawn. We moved a mountain of soil (20 cubic metres) and then planted and watered and watered and watered the seed. 

Not scared at all of the kanga digger thingie

We have some green grass growing

Trying to keep the dogs off the patchy grass

First mow
This is how it's looking now. Pity the dogs' pee is burning it :(

Our summer veggie garden

Our veggie garden has done very well since I lasted posted. We've certainly had a good harvest of zucchinis and tomatoes this summer.

Butternut Pumpkins


Mini Eggplants