Saturday, April 19, 2014

Mini Progress

A hoyhoy!! 

I have been making some progress with the Coventry kit bash that is the Old Laurels. I managed to get a couple of pictures in late this afternoon. Sorry they are so dark. I will take some more down the road a bit. Lots of colour for this house. William Morris fabrics and wallpaper. Traditional pieces as well. I usually place my houses somewhere along the timeline between the two Great Wars. This is the kitchen and the little sitting room that comes of it. It's just a rough fit at the moment to see how it all comes together. I was sooo happy when all the lights worked after putting the house on it's base board!! I finally bought a Pretty Pleater. Oh my why did I not get one sooner!!  I used Studio E tutorial and it worked so well. So easy. Thank you Elizabeth!! Your blog is always an inspiration!! The sink I made out of plastic packaging and wood trims. William Morris fabric for the skirt. I am a lover of Morris designs. The tiles are printed out onto glossy photograph paper. Again I'll take better pictures when I can.

 Autumn finally appears to be here! I enjoyed the cooler weather and got outside. I also had to do some cleaning up after Cyclone Ita. I put the boys to work!! There was much wailing and bemoaning from the two of them. It was only a CAT 1 when it finally went through thankfully. We had  a heap of rainfall which is never a bad thing in the Top End. Winds did get up to 100kph and so a couple of my smaller trees decided it would be better if they just fell over. One gum went down on power lines up the street and so we were with out power for most of the day. I don't mind but the other members of my household that can't function without some form of electrical device suffered. They experienced something that I and most my generation had in ample excess. Boredom. Did them the world of good I think. 

This is my neighbours yard looking from my back landing during Ita. Yes the whole street is under water!! 

This afternoon's sunset from my workroom window. I do love long autumn afternoons.

Hoo roo everyone and be well in all that you do!!


  1. Glad to hear that there was no major damage from the cyclone. That must have been a scary storm.
    I love the colors you have used in your rooms. They go together very well. Nice work.

  2. Natural events are always beautiful...from a distance :-). Glad you are ok.
    You and Elizabeth S have the same sensibilities with miniatures. Dramatic and full. Nice!

  3. Glad Ita was a bit kinder than Yasi! Love the darker atmosphere of the Old Laurels, reminds me of my grandparents home which was built between the wars and remained unchanged till Pop's death.

  4. My wishes for mild rains and sunny days.
    Happy Easter!

  5. what a terrible storm you had. I hope things get back to normal soon


  6. I'm glad to hear you were not damaged in the storm! Those storms can be scary!
    Your improvements to the cottage are Beautiful! I love the fabric on the chair... and the tiles on the sink... and all of it! More please! LOL!

  7. Hello Carrie,
    I am so happy there was not any really bad damage done during the storm. The Old Laurels is looking beautiful. I love the colors you chose. It makes for very war, welcoming rooms. Great work!
    Big hug,

  8. Hi Carrie! I Thank You for the SHOUT OUT with regard to my curtain tutorial. I know how easy it is and I am glad that you found it to be so too! :D
    I really like your kitchen and your sink looks WONDERFUL! I am really looking forward to seeing your entire room soon. I enjoyed Grandmommy's comment about your work ( and mine) being both "dramatic and full". I never thought about it like that before but perhaps she has a point. :)) In any case, I have LOVED ALL OF YOUR WORK, both past and present so don't ever change!!!!
    Glad your family is all okay, Carrie. I have never had the experience of a hurricane but I have lived through some incredibly Violent Wind storms that thrashed away at the tall standing trees like a machete and caused massive damage with downed power lines in the process. It is Very Thrilling but also humbling when you consider the POWER behind it all.
    Take care and enjoy your new home!


  9. Hey Carrie
    Sorry for my absence, I managed to erase my reading list and have been trying to find everyone since to re-follow them. Technology! I'm looking forward to catching up with your posts

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