The distraction was mainly a second hand / antiques / thrift market...Aladdin's cave, call it what you will. Its near to the flat, walked past it a few times since I moved to Farnham but never popped in, until I was somewhat full of curiosity (I blame the sunshine) yesterday that I went in on my way to get food shopping.
Its' totally bonkers place, multiple floors, nooks and crannies, stairs leading to floors and rooms leading this way and that. It's one of those places that the first time you go in your utterly overwhelmed. Which is why by the third trip this morning, it feels so much easier to navigate and to get a grip of the layout, sort of. It is also one of those places that having an idea of what your after is rather handy.
In my case, at the back of mind was that I was after a small console table for the hallway. It needed to be skinny, practical and perhaps as an added bonus something I could put my own mark on it. So whilst stumbling about Bourne Mill Antiques I came across many items that would have fitted the bill but I was drawn to this little beauty, only £24! Bargain!
Needs a damn good sand down and some attention as there are a few knocks but when the weather warms up I'll take it down to my folks to sand it down out in the garden, and gloss it...what colour you ask...hot pink. A major pop of colour in a somewhat darkish hallway.
Popping back this morning with my mum, who I knew would love the place too, saw me pick up a little glass jam pot and spoon...like you do. Goes with some other glass pieces I picked up in Boston. Oh and also my gloves, because apparently I had left those behind when nipping back for the second trip to pick up the table. I thought I was going nuts this morning trying to find my gloves.
This has got my teeth gnashing to get on with the hallway, I've had a good few months to deliberate and I think I am on the cusp of knowing what I want. Electrics are set to be sorted soon, just need to make final decision on the wall colour and gloss, then it will be the carpet. Can't wait! Determined to get all done by the Summer.
Phew, anyway, flat bits aside I have actually been doing other things. Such as designing and making an ATC card for a swap group I joined this month. Once my swap partner receives it I will post a picture here.
I've nearly finished my placements, just finished cutting out the bias binding so now it's just a matter of sewing that on, then at last I can put away the winter themed table mat and use them, hello spring.
Oh, I nearly forgot to say that earlier this week I nipped over to the Boxpark, a pop up mall in Shoreditch, which is near to work to pick up an order from Moo.com's little store. The order was a small print run of postcards to see what the pictures of my embroidered quotes will look like in the flesh. They've not come out all too bad but a little dark, so a reprint is on order. I'm not the world's greatest photographer and sadly I just don't have the kit.
Depending on the reprint I'll make a final call on what I will want to have printed on greetings and postcards. Which would be one of the things I wanted to get done this year, nice that I've been sticking to my plans.
That's about it really, slightly bushwhacked this week, and it will be same again this coming week. On the newsletter I mentioned the release of a new pattern on the 1st March, and I am determined to stick to the date!