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Decking day deux
- Published on Friday, 17 May 2013
We’re pretty much done with the decking already! The men started early, about 7.30, and started putting the decking boards onto the frame they’d built the day before. They also built the path back up so we didn’t fall into a deep, dark hole taking the bin out. That would have been inconvenient.
The skip that was...
A deck above
- Published on Wednesday, 15 May 2013
Day one of the decking – the frame is in, hurray! I wasn’t sure the poor men would come this morning because it was raining so hard, but turn up they did, and worked through until the sun shone later this afternoon.
I took a couple of surreptitious photos when they nipped back to the van (I thought they might feel judged...
- Published on Monday, 13 May 2013
I’m a terrible blogger at the moment, my little baby is taking all my time, but I don’t mind! We’ve added a couple of bits to the nursery which I need to photograph, and in the meantime, Barry’s organised someone to do the decking! Finally!
I mentioned the decking plans back in June, and the same plans...
- Published on Wednesday, 06 March 2013
The last two weeks have flown by! I am most delighted to introduce you all to my daughter, Scarlett, who was born on 21st February after a surprise induction and scarily quick labour! She’s the best thing since sliced bread.
- Published on Friday, 08 February 2013
Well, the baby hasn’t arrived yet (only a week and a half to go to due date!). In the meantime, I’ve been finishing off the upholstery side of the rocking stool that came with our nursing chair from my lovely friend Helen. All it needed was a staple gun!
The edges aren’t the most professional, mostly because I...
- Published on Wednesday, 06 February 2013
I’ve just finished the back cushion for the nursing chair. I sewed it much the same as the seat cushion, except it was much thinner, so I managed to sew the fourth side closed, rather than having to use velcro like I did with the seat.
I tried to judge where the tabs were to attach it to the chair by eye, just looking at the...
- Published on Monday, 04 February 2013
Had a quick shop for a couple of bits for the nursery – we’ve bought this lovely little pendant birdcage light from Argos, and I ummed and ahhed about getting the matching table lamp but we’ve decided not to for now.
Also, as I’ve been doing the nursing chair up, I thought it may be nice to get a couple of...
Fixing up the chair
- Published on Friday, 01 February 2013
Following on from my post about the nursing chair, we collected the 5m of lovely velvety grey fabric that I bought from eBay (finally, a purchase that’s gone right!), and it came in a huge roll that seems a bit overwhelming!
The books from the library were useless. Well, that’s a bit unfair – they were useless for...
Not so picture perfect
- Published on Wednesday, 30 January 2013
I’ve been hard at work turning a couple of old pictures and mirrors into pieces that will match our shiny new nursery. I don’t want too many different colours going on, so with the pink and grey walls and white furniture, I wanted white frames for anything we put up on the walls.
These two have been hanging around for a...
Preparing the chair
- Published on Wednesday, 23 January 2013
OK, so I’m delaying things until I get paid, but in the meantime I’ve got one book from the library about reupholstering to look at (which I haven’t yet actually opened), I’ve ordered the foam to replace in the arm bits and I’ve been for advice from (ie, facebooked) my friend Michelle about what to do...