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Rusted wire fence and sewing patterns…..equals, artwork!

This upcycling project has dragged on for more than a year now…it is now on the wall and out of my head!

Some of you may remember my excitement in February 2012 (more than a year ago), when I stumbled across this bundle of rusted wire fence. It was in a paddock being cleared for development near our house.

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Nursery time – hot air balloon mobile…

A very dear friend of mine is having a baby in about a months time. They are having a boy; knowing that, I offered to make something to help decorate their little man’s nursery. A theme of hot air balloons had already been decide upon. This theme was prompted by the daily sighting of hot air balloons cruising over Melbourne at dawn they would view from their window.

Trying to decide what to make I saw these hot air balloons on Pinterest…

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Decision time – butterflies or birds for my burlap canvases?

Months ago I re-covered 2 canvases with burlap (I didn’t like the creation from a previous crafty exploit).

I had two ideas for these two new burlap canvases, but couldn’t decide.

Many would describe me as having ‘thing’ for butterflies and birds. Previous ramblings featuring birds and butterflies are testament to that.

Before making a decision between these two beautiful creatures, I wanted to see what they both looked like on the canvases, so created them both in a kinda draft format (so excuse all the pins holding everything onto the canvas).

There has been a gap of three months between the first option and the second.

Rather than get my nickers-in-a-knot making the final decision, I thought I’d let my blog readers decide for me.

**MILD PANIC SETS IN ***

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Heidi’s new nursery – ‘put a bird on it’

When I first did a post on Heidi’s nursery (very close to a year ago, when she was born) I kept mentioning it was her temporary nursery because we were renting at the time (and the walls were a very vibrant blue which I hated). Until we had moved into the house we were building I never felt that her room was as I wanted it to be… so here it is her ‘real’ nursery, finally!

Before we go any further, I must share with you a You Tube clip from a TV show called Portlandia. I haven’t seen this show (or even heard of it, until last night), however it was brought to my attention by a friend who was over for dinner. This particular clip is called ‘Put a bird on it’ … Whilst watching it all I could think about was Heidi’s nursery – enough said (for now)…

Portlandia – ‘put a bird on it’

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Old to new(ish) – dining chair transformation…

It’s official, salvaging furniture from the side of the road and restoring or transforming it is a hereditary trait.

Many months ago I mentioned to Mum that I wanted to replace the bench seats along the side of our dining table with six chairs.

I wanted the change-over to coincide with our move into our new house, but hadn’t seen anything I would be happy to spend money on. Being the thinker that she is, mum suggested that I re-use the chairs she was storing in the garage (my sister was holding on to them for a future use – yet to be determined!). So off we went to the garage to inspect them… they were perfect.