Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Sign of life...

I've had a lot of problems with the sunflowers that I planted only a few weeks ago. Every time I went to check on them it seemed that an animal had been digging in the pot as there was soil and seeds everywhere. I couldn't think of anywhere else suitable to keep the pot so I kept putting the soil back in and hoping for the best. I checked them after the weekend and look

There's a sign of life! It's only small and not as many as I think there is meant to be, but even if I only get one I'll be very happy indeed. As you can see some gravel has made its way into the pot when I was trying to scrap the soil and seeds back into it, so I'll have to sort that out later.

In other news I've just found out my partner for the summer swap that I'm part of. It's my first swap so I'm very excited about it and look forward to introducing myself to my partner( later on.

I hope you're all having a lovely week.

Take care,
Kirstin xx

Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Brightening the kitchen - Part 2

Hello all. How are you? I hope you've been enjoying the long weekends. Only a couple more weeks and then there's another. That's what I've been telling myself back at work today. I had a wedding filled weekend this time. I must admit that I thoroughly enjoyed watching the royal wedding on Friday and Kate in her beautiful dress. On Saturday I went back home to Folkestone as my cousin got married. Thankfully the weather held out and everyone seemed to have a lovely time.

Anyways, this is something that I've been working on for some time. My fruit bowl. It was one that my mum had lying about and gave to me when I first moved out so I had a fruit bowl, but it's never been really my taste. And finally I got round to doing something about it. This is what it looked like when I started

And this is what it looks like now
Ta dah! I painted it all over in white paint (it needed a few coats to cover up it's original colours). I then covered the outside in 'orange' decoupage sheets. I'm really pleased with it and think it looks a lot brighter now.

I'm not sure what to do as my next project in the kitchen as I cant touch anything that was already here when we moved in. I cant wait until I have my own place one day and I don't have to worry about that, but as long as I'm renting and David is watching over me, I'll be constrained!

I hope you are all well.

Take care,
Kirstin xx