Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Need to make Library Bags

I'm going to Fiji with my daughter and her family in about 5 weeks and we are taking a whole heap of things to give away to small school children while we are there.

Apparently we take a train trip to a small school and hand out gifts, such as exercise books, pencils, books, games etc.

We have bought lots of stationery and toys and I was thinking I might make up some library bags, but I have never made any.

I was thinking of sewing up the sides of a pretty fabric, make a casing up the top edge with a slight opening to thread thru a cord.

Is that what you would do?  PLEASE HELP!

Until next post...


Sunday, September 9, 2012

Before I move in

Sorry I have been a bit slack on posting this last month, but with buying and selling a home, I have been busy busy busy.

Last Thursday we finally became the owners of a 5 bedroom home on a 16 acre block.  We wanted to have it painted before we moved in and decided to get a couple of things fixed before hand.

A "couple of things" has turned into something bigger than Ben Hur! 

I have taken down all the curtains and after washing them I realise that I need to replace most of them..I think the dirt was holding them together!

The room above is going to be my sewing room, and the 3 mirrored-door built in has been changed to all shelving for my fabric.  Light switches have been moved and all switches throughout the house have been changed as I didn't like the timber & brass ones.

Light fittings have been changed, old ceiling fans removed & replaced by modern ones, fly screens replaced, front door replaced,  one toilet removed & replaced with a new one and it keeps going on and on.

Last Friday it looked like a TV remodelling show as there were: 2 builders, 2 painters, 2 electricians and my partner and I all there doing things!

I spent 3 hours cleaning the oven today, only to find out that when I turned it on to get rid of the smell, it doesn't work!

It will be worth it when we move in a couple of weeks!

Until next post...