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( Feb. 1st, 2014 05:05 pm)

For my personal reference and the interest of those that don't read FB... I've finally finished all my planned curtain projects. Yaaaaaaaaaaay! Now all windows in the house (except the bathroom) have curtains made by moi. The lot below have all been made since early last Saturday.

I would have done better to take the pics at night, but I was impatient.

In the manner of preventing rain by taking an umbrella, maybe it's my fault today is cooler than expected and tomorrow's forecast max temp has dropped?


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( Nov. 1st, 2012 07:11 am)
Clear benchtops leads to calmer cooking and a happier Montjoye. I had the idea for this tiny custom shelf a few months back but wasn't sure I could cut it accurately enough. I put off making it for long enough that dear Papa arrived and used his advanced sawing skills on it.  Hmm the pic doesn't show it well but it is angled back on the left so the cupboard will still open. It also, as you see, forms the anchor point for another hanging rail. I designed it, he made it, I painted it and installed the rail. Teamwork! and more benchspace! Hurrah


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( Oct. 20th, 2011 06:55 pm)
This pile of bricks, wot had been sitting in a corner of my yard for two years since my lovely friends helped me salvaged them for me (I was coughing up a lung and had put my back out)

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has been turned into this much smaller pile of rubble

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And as a result this (which I know you've seen before, bear with me)

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by the exertion and artistry of Mr B, has been turned into this beautiful thing!

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I is very pleased.

I still need to find/buy soil enough to fill the slightly extended garden beds, and do a certain amount of tidying out the back. Such an improvement though. Really a little dream made reality. Thankfully money and friends can sometimes substitute for one's own lack of capacity.
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( Mar. 5th, 2011 08:30 pm)
Well it took all afternoon but here they are:


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the red one is an experiment in a no-pleat curtain. I'll have to live with it for a while to see whether I like it. It's harder to make sit well but I like the less structured look.

Long time readers of this blog will recognise the green patchwork. I still like the effect but am currently a bit allergic to that green, chosen to go with the green paint I am trying to get rid of. Ah well, it will proved privacy and insulation for the time being. If i hate it enough, i'll make a new one.

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( Feb. 20th, 2011 08:29 pm)
or window transformation


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I am so very pleased with the result! It seems however that gold/brass curtain rods are rather out of fashion. I shall have to go to one of the lovely restoration hardware places. How sad you say? well, I do love an excuse to visit but I had hoped to get rods and curtain up today. Instead the 8foot ladder will have to decorate the parlour for rather longer.

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( Jan. 30th, 2011 11:12 am)
For ages now I have been meaning to pop a little curtain over the 'shed' window to help keep heat out of the house. Well, I just did.

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It's two layers of cotton, lets quite a bit of light in still but keeps most of the heat out. I like it. The amusing part is the print. I can't quite believe I've done this. I bought the cloth for my nephew really, not the curtain! promise.

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Not quite as tasteful as I usually insist on but amusing and barely anyone goes in that room except me, and Papa when he is here.



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