Sunday, 24 August 2014

August


August has almost come and gone and this is my first post for the month!  Life with two teenagers seems to fly by at a rapid pace.  It has been in my mind often to blog a post but have never quite got the photos (and myself) organised.  So here is a catch-up of some August things: one of the major tasks we completed was doing up the piano stool and the woodbox that we had been gifted.  Paul did all the painting and we did the upholstery together, using a laminated cotton for durability.  I am really happy with how they look especially when I compare them now with the 'before' photos.  I must thank Julie for her helpful advice and paint recommendation J.  
Josh had requested some gloves so I finally finished them for him.  They are not my best knit, I think they look quite rough but he didn't notice and is getting lots of wear out of them.  Once they were finished I started a cardy for myself in a gorgeous blue.  I do find knitting easier to fit in if I am feeling tired or busy and when we are travelling about it is great to have in the car.  My clothes sewing has slowed down despite my plans.  I would like to make myself a jacket but have only got as far as making the muslin which you can see on my dress form.
In between times Charlie had her school banquet and looked beautiful all dressed up.  Well, that's enough of a catch up, next time I will show you Charlie in her dress and Josh's finished quilt!  Wendy xx

21 comments:

  1. Gosh Wendy you must be so pleased with the end results of your revamps. Its amazing how different they look with the lighter colouring. Just gorgeous. You have been busy with your crafts even though you have had a busy month. Charlies hair looks beautiful.

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  2. such a beautiful makeover. that floral fabric is so pretty.
    your knitting needles have been busy too.

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  3. That stool is beautiful Wendy, you and Paul did a great job.

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  4. Great work on the stool and box, it's amazing the difference some paint and new fabric can make. Looking forward to seeing the picture of Charlie, her hair looks gorgeous.

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  5. the weeks are going by so fast Wendy. You've done a wonderful job with the stool and box and your knitting

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  6. Hi Wendy lovely stool and box they look wonderful with there new fabric and Charlie is growing up so fast,you do well with making up all your clothes.xx

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  7. Hi Wendy, the benches look great as does Charlie's hair!
    Look forward to seeing the cardi, Sue

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  8. Your benches look just wonderful in their new transformation , great choice of fabrics and paint . Great fingerless gloves , always surprises me that you would have the need for them in Australia . Charlie's hair looks fabulous !

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  9. Oops , you live New Zealand but even so I didn't think it got that cold .

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  10. Your piano stool and woodbox look wonderful, Wendy. Yes, time certainly flies with teenagers. Charlie's hair looks pretty with those curls.

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  11. Well done with the stool and wood box they look fabulous! Love the fabric! Your knitting look good on the gloves-I don't know what I would do without mind, wear them all day! Have a great week,
    Michelle.

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  12. Some lovely projects ... and a wide range too... it's great to be busy with the children... they flee too soon...
    Hugz

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  13. Beautiful makeovers! Make piano stool and woodbox. What you have had time for is looking good. Charlie's hair sure looks pretty.

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  14. Waow ! you have done a great job, Paul and you ! The result is superb !!
    I can understand you … Time is going too fast !!
    Florence

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  15. Yes, life never stands still with teenagers in the house! Your makeovers look great - such a change!! Great to see you fitting in some crafting time, I love the blue you are using for your cardie and I look forward to seeing more photos of your creating and children!

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  16. Great new furniture. I love seeing pieces like this get another life.
    You're needles have been busy clicking I see. The mitts look warm, perfect for cool mornings.
    Love the look of the jacket making.

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  17. Hello Wendy,

    I think this whole year is flying too fast. Love the makeovers on the stool and box,very smart. I do hope you find time to make up the jacket, it looks a lovely design. Hope Charlie had a wonderful evening. Josh is one lucky boy.

    Happy days.
    Bev.

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  18. Love those revamps - brilliant

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  19. Looks like you have been a busy gal. Your redos look great. Love Charlie's hair.
    Hugs
    donna

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  20. Great job on the revamp, how much better do they look!

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