craftiness · it's all about me · shopping / or not

I’m dreaming of a simple Christmas

Being fifty-something, I’m old enough to decide what Christmas looks like in our house. And so it came to pass that when I gingerly peaked inside the Christmas storage boxes a couple of weeks back, I saw nothing inspiring. There were all the usual suspects collected over the years … shiny baubles, hanks of tinsel,… Continue reading I’m dreaming of a simple Christmas

craftiness · decorating / homefront · it's all about me

Adventures into upholstery #1

Being fifty-something means I’ve spent half my life not knowing how to upholster. I’ve got an upholstery itch I need to scratch. My planned upholstery course (yes, it’s on my Bucket List) has been cancelled for the second time. Sad face. So, I’m grabbing the stapler gun by the horns and teaching myself. (Holy button-back… Continue reading Adventures into upholstery #1

collecting · craftiness · decorating / homefront · it's all about me · organising /good ideas at the time · out and about

Partners in crime (comrades in rescue?)

Being fifty-something doesn’t mean that date night isn’t interesting. Quite the opposite. Take last night for instance. Mr P and I headed into the city (on foot) for an Indian meal. As we readied to cross the highway we noticed a long (very long) piece of timber moulding on the footpath, obviously displaced from a… Continue reading Partners in crime (comrades in rescue?)

craftiness · decorating / homefront · out and about · shopping / or not

Hob-knobbery at the local church jumble sale

Being fifty-something, I love discovering a foraging opportunity close to home. And so it came to pass that I hurried along to the local church jumble sale, just a few doors down from my own, arriving expectantly at the advertised start time. Alas, the early bird had beaten me to the worm. There were sold… Continue reading Hob-knobbery at the local church jumble sale