Fixtures and Furnishings

The Palace Library is definitely in the ‘fixtures, fittings and furnishing’ stage of its construction! Case in point: these lights, which are made from a section of a white paper cupcake wrapper. They don’t actually work (unfortunately), but they do look really good! There is also now a clear doorway to the back/upstairs of the…… Continue reading Fixtures and Furnishings

Project Roundup

But before we get into the projects, it’s Sarah’s birthday today! Six years, and I still haven’t updated the party hats. She wanted to sit and read all day for her birthday, which is fair enough. And back to the projects: The Palace Library is coming along, slowly. This counter nook has my attention; I’ll…… Continue reading Project Roundup

Pirate Shirt (but bigger)

When you’ve just made a simple pair of dungarees as your third item of handmade clothing, what do you do next? A pirate shirt, of course! I sewed the main seams by machine, but did all the seam-felling, reinforcement patches, hems….. …..buttons and buttonholes by hand. (Machine buttonholes are beyond my skills at the moment!)…… Continue reading Pirate Shirt (but bigger)

The Last Few Boxes

The last two boxes of books have been unpacked! The first has a few last novels: “Have I read this one?” And the last box has textbooks: Textbooks have a whole section of shelves by the counter, and they’re organised alphabetically. At the moment, they’re all new textbooks, but hopefully the Library will be able…… Continue reading The Last Few Boxes

Happy Easter!

Remember last year, when Sarah painted eggs for her friends? Well, they were so popular, that this year, she’s organised an egg-painting party! T: “Oh, the table looks so good!” P: “It really does,” S: “Thanks!” S: “Ok, here are the eggs, where should I put them so everyone can reach?” P: “Maybe in the…… Continue reading Happy Easter!

Project Roundup

I have a few different things on the go at the moment; first is the cash register for The Palace Library, which is long overdue! Remember this jumper I made for Petra? Well, it’s now in six skeins and bundles of yarn, because I want to knit it instead – and adjust the jumper pattern…… Continue reading Project Roundup