Saturday, 9 January 2010

When life brings you shelves ...

and the weather brings you snow...
make a sledge !!

I was clearing out my 'shed' which is really a large cupboard on the landing near my flat...and came across some shelves the last tenant had left in there and i'd not thrown out incase one day i needed..lots of shelves ?!

anyhow... i decided it was more than time to clear out...but i am a great believer in making the best of what you have... ssssoooo

i found this lovely little how to online and thought i'd give it ago...

trimmed a curve into the bottom corner of the matching shelves..

drill holes a third of the way down for threading slats.. drag out aluminum sheet also in shed... screw into bottoms of runners and hammer to smooth and curve over edges.

saw other shelf into slats...

tack one to each end of runners..

figure 8 not rope around tacked slat...and weave/knot to add further slats...( yes too many holes were drilled so i threaded them every other one instead so they weren't too close together!)

continue.. this part takes a whileee......

when both sides are done... add a handle :)

then, just add snow! :D


it works well :D

then... return to original shed.. in slightly different condition that in left this morning!


Friday, 8 January 2010

fresh fresh!


Sooooo...where do I start? I never know with these things so ... i'm just going to ramble!

I'm are you doing ?

Its a new year, just over a week in, yes...i am a little slow off the mark, but i intend to blog...

new year and a voyage of discovery somewhat.

 I mean to start a blog covering my deepest and lightest interests: pretty things,embracing smiles, making people laugh,pretty pictures, my dogs...lots of things ... among other topics. I can get silly, I can get serious; I'm mostly ridiculous.

I love to do little things to make people smile.. things perhaps they might not expect but interrupt their days with grins and warmth!

I'm on a voyage of self discovery somewhat. Things have been fairly tough for a few years now, but i've drawn a line..and i'm trying to walk into the wonderful places my imagination takes me rather than the nasty ones... no one wants to go there right?! Soo..i'm finding direction..discovering myself ....etc etc... and expect to be pretty much the only person that reads my little blog... but we'll see ! 

I hope you let me share my ridiculousness with you. But who knows? Let's see where this goes... :)

Most recently we've had a fair amount of snow in my neighbourhood. I was saddened when the kids in my street had made a snow man that some yobs decided to destroy... so i waited til sunset, and went outside and made them a little gift to wake up to..

it was supposed to be a snow angel... which, if i'm honest is nothing like how i planned it- and i think it looks a little ... demonic?! totally not my plan, but they liked it anyway... aaand the happiest part... they made it what they wanted...they used her to make colourful snowballs and threw them all around... was great to see them having fun... 

have you made snowmen lately ? do link me !