I had seen pretty pin boards in shops and decided they were far too overpriced and that an equally lovely one could be made! My need for one next to my desk grew and grew and so the time came to start a plan. I was throwing an old frame out and my husband suggested I use it for my board! Yes he is a treasure! I ordered some foam and then never found time to paint the frame. This is where my lovely mum stepped in and quickly slapped on some paint for me. I bought some gorgeous french fabric from Wendy of Ticking Stripes at the Vintage Fair on Saturday and hey presto with a little help from my husband's staple gun here is the finished article!! I love it and don't really want to stick pins in it!!!
My next project yesterday was to put a recipe on my website homepage. I had sent out a newsletter stating that I was putting a recipe each month on my website and as the month was well underway thought I'd better get on with it. The thing holding me back was that I had decided to make the item and take photos to accompany my recipe. The recipe came from a cook book given to me by my husbands Grannie and dates from 1937. The instructions are very general and so alot of guess work was needed. Anyhow I managed the Victoria Pudding and if I say so myself the pictures look really good and it tastes even better.
I bought a Lloyd Loom Chair and Ottoman from a car boot sale on Sunday and had planned to do them up and sell on but have decided I can't part with them and so am going to paint the chair with weather protective paint and have it outside in my new pergola that my husband built for me - yes again he is a treasure!
I've got to recover the ottoman which will be more of a challenge! Wish me luck and let's hope the creative juices keep flowing!!!
Love Nostalgic Vicky xx