New country, new things, new ideas
There’s usually a fog which hangs around my head for those first few days back from England, but then at about the fourth day, the fog lifts and I can sleep and start to feel much better. At about the fourth night I tend to stop haunting the house at 3am; a sight rather spoiled by the comfy, pink, polka dotted pyjamas. (Repeat note to self: buy flowing ivory gown)
I’ve been dying to make something…anything…and so pulled this funny, little table from storage to upholster the top and put into use in the living room beside one of the antique chairs.
The table has a hidden compartment under a loose top, so it was rather a piece of cake to upholster.
I chose a little bit of this neutral fabric and used a very light stuffing just to give it a bit of body.
I like it. 😀
Then I made a cup of tea and looked at my darling prezzies from some lovely blogging friends. It’s all new to me because I haven’t been here and so only just got to play with all my prezzies.
This darling tea cup was a Christmas gift from my friend Lorraine. It’s Aynsley and the perfect turquoise.
On the left side is a prezzy from my friend Christie. She knows how much I love San Francisco and found these vintage post cards and sent them to me, along with a lovely secret note.
On the right is a beautiful art card from my friend Dawn. I love the bold colours especially the turquoise and Dawn included one of her mandalas. It’s actually a sticker.
And this beautiful little ceramic is a gift from my friend Celi. She sent it to me in E and it arrived one day before I left for Canada! Lucky! It had travelled the world with her and now it belongs to me and I promise to keep it safe. Celi said the fern is called Koro (pronounced Kor-roo – rolled r) and symbolises peace, tranquility and family.
Now onto new projects. Now that I have two beautiful art cards from friends…the cat card is also from Christie, I plan to display them somehow and keep them safe. I was thinking that maybe one of the old cigarette card holders I bought in E might be altered as a display book for art cards.
And now I want to go make more art cards. Boy, once you start making them, they’re addictive. 😀