Hello! How was your weekend?
I loved hearing about everyone's DIY projects on my facebook page.
My weekend was a mixture of lovely times with family and friends and some project frustrations.
Lovely family times included doing our regular grocery shopping at Orange Grove Markets (including beautiful fresh heritage chicken eggs as our chooks have stopped laying), walks in the park, lovely meals together, sitting around chatting around our fire pit, visiting friends and their new puppy (who is our dog Charlie's younger sibling) - my kids were w..aa..yy over excited but he's so adorable that it's understandable, and also some gardening. I even went for a run. It's a start!
The project frustrations were nothing significant but enough to make things tiresome (and me a bit cranky!)
- having trouble achieving an even sheen with ASCP Soft wax - I finally re-waxed the whole surface and it's looking good now.
- loosing one small but significant part of one handle on a whole chest of drawers which means that I am now searching desperately for a matching vintage handle or I will have to replace all the handles of the chest of drawers. I know I had to to start with and I thought I'd put them all together but now I am missing one part. grrr... I hate that I don't take more time to put things where they are meant to be. Who else is like this? Tell me I'm not the only one?
- That it took me 3 hours to cut out the fabric and lining for Sasha's Holy Communion dress. Each part of the skirt is cut on the bias with the fabric grain in a different direction so it was just tedious and fiddly to cut out. I will start sewing it later today and hopefully it will not be too difficult.
- Finding a veil (!!) for Sasha to wear to Holy Communion. The church has asked that the girls wear veils. I am struggling with my little girl looking like a bride! I found the ones in the photos below at Spotlight but none were suitable so I will go to a special Catholic shop in Leichhardt today to see if there is anything less bridal. I am not Catholic (my husband is) so I'm not really sure what is the norm for this event. If anyone has advice I'd love to hear it.
Last week I found this desk and I am picking it up today. I will be stripping (big job! That current finish is disgusting) and refinishing the top and painting the base for a friend. I am really looking forward to transforming this piece as it is a lovely shape but looking not too good now.
So wish me luck with the sewing and the dress. Sometimes I wonder why I DIY but hopefully everything turns out as planned.