A dilapidated door

This particular door is the entry to my workroom.  The door is in a poor state.  The glass rattles when you open and close the door and the paint is peeling. I am going to attempt to repair the door but as I started to do so it led to many other issues.  I thought…

Cuff work

My husband has a favourite jacket that he uses frequently and it is showing signs of wear and tear, particularly on the cuffs.  The rest of the jacket is still in reasonable condition so I thought I would have a go at repairing the cuffs. I had some knit fabric from something I had made…

New bedsocks as a replacement

One of my granddaughters sent me a text message that included a photo of the bedsocks I had knitted previously for her. As it was I found the pattern I had used and had recorded the wool I had used so it was an easy matter to make her a new pair.  I will still…

The sky is falling in. . . .

Not really but the ceiling was falling down. Our carport was suffering from a sagging cornice and I tried to repair it.  The trouble was that it couldn’t be repaired by me! In this photo you can see where an exploratory cut was made to see what the problem was.  The result of that was…

Miss Polly had a dolly who was sick, sick, sick.

You may remember I made a dolly for my granddaughter one Christmas.  The doll was made from felt whereas I usually make dolls in calico.  While I was down in Melbourne I noticed that dolly was in the mending basket as she had suffered a bit of wear and tear.  I told my granddaughter that…

Broken, shattered, smashed. . . .oops!

I have been doing the tidying up after finally completing the painting of the front hall.  I had to trim around the edge of the glass in the door windows and then sweep up the scraped off bits of paint.  As I was getting up off the floor, after having swept the debris into the…