I'm determined to make time to write a blog post today because I'm starting to be afraid I may have forgotten how.
The school year officially finishes here today. Part of what I do for a day job is to get little people and their families ready for starting kindergarten and school when school resumes for the new year so this time of the year is probably my busiest time. That's what I've been doing -working and valiantly trying to avoid going down in a screaming heap.
There hasn't been a whole load of craftiness going on round here and what I have been doing seems to be stuck in a state of "half finished". I start something and get distracted or start something else and end up with another half finished project to add to my ever growing list. I have half finished sun catchers , half finished quilts, half finished wind chimes, half finished herb markers, half finished re-upholstery jobs, and a half finished outdoor setting all laying round here making me feel guilty.
This weekend is going to see some of those things finished, especially the outdoor setting because I need somewhere to seat people on Christmas Day- sometimes I think Mr. P likes to bring things down to the wire just to see if he can finally push me over the edge.
Last weekend saw us moving pool tables and pressure washing concrete ( I bet you wish you lived my life for the excitement factor alone ) but in between doing all that I managed to make something for little P. I've been wanting to make him a tee pee for ages but dowel here costs a fortune ( I dont know why - its basically just bloody sticks) and I'm too mingy to pay 60 bucks for sticks. While I was sitting at work having lunch last week an idea popped into my head out of nowhere, so I did a quick sketch and I spent some of the weekend trying to make the thing in my head become a reality.
It was not without incident and unpicking and minor swearing was part of the process but in the end of I was very happy with the result.
Forgive my shoddy photography . It was late in the day and I couldn't be bothered moving the tent!
I still need to add some loops of elastic to the bottom so I can hook those around the legs of the trampoline to keep the base in a nice round shape but you get the idea.
A lovely little quiet spot for a little boy to dream of lions and tigers dont you think?