Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Our sweet little boy

It's been a little over two months of life with our little Benjamin. 
He has made our life so much lovelier :) here are a few snaps from this very special time.

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

A Room fit for a Spring

Just six weeks to go until our little one is expected to arrive and we are so excited! We finally managed to get most of the room sorted and are so pleased with how it turned out. There are plenty of hand made projects and objects from special people. What a joy it is to prepare a room for a new person :) 

Baby in the belly, adding a brushed felt Weaver's nest

Fun and easy diy Alphabet Art

Joe's water colour paintings of the birds we see from our window.

A Kenyan monkey and some good advice.

A cloudy sky from Glasgow :)

A hand made blanket, a Taiwanese Rhino and a family heirloom.

And some gentle light for when the sun goes down.

Thursday, 17 April 2014

A little bit of a repurposing project...

So a while back a friend gave us this fantastic piece of wood he found at a steel foundry. He had plans for it but just wasn’t getting round to them, and when I spied it in his garage my mind exploded a little with the possibility this piece heldJ. So we loaded it up and took it home. I must say it was really Joe who made this thing go from what it was to what it is. I applied a little bit of varnish at the end and supplied refreshments along the way, but the rest was him, even the process photos J
The biggest task was to get that top piece of wood off, it was quite a pain but it meant Joe needed to buy a new tool so he was happy :)

Then we had a few of these guys to deal with...

But finally it came off and its potential was looking evermore promising :)

I really liked the wood detail on the inside so wanted to make sure we would still be able to see it.

A quick coat of white varnish...

Add a few feet and a piece of glass and there you have it!
Hello lovely coffee table :)

I think this we spent more on this project than we have on our other diys, which was mostly just making sure we got strong glass but it's been well worth it :)