WOW, it's crazy-windy here today. We have virtually been inside all day thanks to insanely gusty weather that has shaken the deck roofing, ripped the mats off the trampoline, blown a bucket load of Midlands topsoil onto my wet washing and filled the yard with chip packets (courtesy of the school behind our place & the fact every parent in the neighborhood seems to only send their children to school with little chip packets - a rant for another day perhaps!)
It has been a day of inside projects after we had to seek shelter from our days 'building' activities mid-project. Max mostly entertained himself by drawing on the path while I sawed & drilled. I'm hoping this will look better & prevent the local cat for pooing under the stairs.....not the first thing you want to smell as you enter the house!
Once inside I decided to continue sorting/cleaning the kids room, something they enjoyed as initially it involved pulling everything out of the shelves to be sorted. The result was a much neater shelf and a mountain of outgrown clothes in the hallway to sort (another day?). We never got around to painting the kids room so I used my favourite technique of covering up holes & marks on the walls - by hanging pictures over them!
I found these frames this week at Target reduced from$27 to $3! They
were perfect for these pictures taken from an old vintage children's story book (it was already in pieces). They were a good size for covering dents in the walls that are beyond my spak-filler abilities.
I wish I could get a better photo of these but I'm no great photographer, they show a girl & her teddy at the beach for the day.
Over in Max's corner I added the 'counting' animal frieze (an op-shop find from last year) and an embroidery hoop with one of my favourite Kristen Doran prints.
I couldn't cut the birds nest panel so it's all taped up behind the hoop in case I want to use it for something else one day (I do have another 2, one of them destined to become an autumn dress for Addie)
This little op-shop find isn't covering any flaws but is about the cutest cross-stitch I've ever come across. Those little legs hanging down belong to a humpty dumpty that was knitted by Tim's mum when Tim was little.
And lastly I finally found a home for this dust-collector that has been trialled for many different purposes (buttons, jewelery). I got the idea from an old post (that I can no longer find) over at heart-felt. It is on the wall at kid-eye-height at the entrance to their room so I plan to put a variety or ever-changing bits & pieces in it, as in I put things in & the kids take them out & scatter them around the house, leaving room for other trinkets I may find in need of a home.