Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Excluding Draughts

Barry has been very busy, he is making a shelving unit for our bathroom.  He keeps bringing bits of it in to show me and I am so impressed with his woodworking skills.  I hope all the bits fit together!
Whilst I was watching my man at work I took a photo of my new Alpine bed through the conservatory window.  All the little plants look happy to have been planted.  We had had some snow that morning so I was reluctant to go outside and do some closer photo work. Also, the floor was covered in sawdust and I didn't want to walk through it in my woolly slippers. There is a very pretty primula in there.  I have left the labels on for now as I need to learn their names.  My Mum can just tell you what everything is, what a memory! I notice that my little tree looks a bit wonky, I better get out there and straighten her up...
This is such a draughty house, we can't quite work out where the draughts are coming from so we have bought a friend or two to help keep the cold at bay.  Sorry about the messy carpet, sawdust gets everywhere!
I have been spinning, but I guess you knew that.  This is some Shetland wool.  I am getting finer and finer yarn now...I do love spinning, so therapeutic.  I even dyed some fibre yesterday, I'll be having a sheep in the back garden next!
This is our landing.  The blind is a bit ruined, did you notice?  It also takes us quite a while to get the blind to stay down, it keeps wanting to roll up, cartoon style!  It is rotten anyway, every time we pull it down it rips a bit more, so.......
I chose some material, some lining and some interlining
and then I found some toning pompoms
which altogether turned into this curtain.  I just need to do the heading and then it can be hung.  I am hoping that it will stop some more of the draughts, it is certainly a heavy curtain.
I do love homemaking!  I don't like housework but I love a tidy home!

Oh and how rude of me not to say thank you for all the positive comments on my photography article, I really enjoyed writing it!


Faerynuff said...

Ooh, I wish you lived next door! I want to see all this loveliness in real life!

Only 26 days to go....

CG said...

I love these glimpses into your home and your article is excellent. I have bought draught excluders too but not as fun as yours!

maria said...

I know what you mean about liking home making but not housework!
The alpines look cute.
maria x

Marianne said...

I wish the 'homemaking' bug would give me a good bite :^)
Yay for new shelves built by Barry!
Your spinning is gorgeous and I can't wait to see the new curtain hung, the fabric is seriously lovely.

Lin said...

I love draught excluders, such practical things. I want a suasage dog one! Your blind is going to be great.

Faerynuff said...



Lots of love, Ali, Jez, Millie, Maddie and Sullivan xxx

Nora said...

Love that first photo of Barry! :)

razmabaz said...

Thanks Ali..... it's only about 2.5 times I've been 21 xx :p

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