Here I am. Still alive.
And barely crafting.
I've done a few small things lately, and one not so small and pretty stupid. But more about that later.
Here is one of my small projects. I bought 4 of these little babies from Kmart, but a smaller version with 9 drawers.
They're just mdf and cardboard. Cheap.
I thought they'd make perfect storage for all the little crap things I like to keep around. Like buttons, crystals, beads, small found objects.
You know. The kind of stuff that fills small containers which collect in larger boxes or fill drawers and cupboards and when you need something, you know you have one but you can't find it anywhere cause you're sure it was in a small plastic jar with a red lid, but where did I put it, I was sure it was in the box under my desk...
Or is that just me?
ANYWAY, the little cabinets have to be glued together and painted. I picked one of my miss-tint sample paint pots for the cabinet colours, a kind of warm grey. It goes with both the tones of scrapbook paper I also bought for the drawers.
One set of cubbies are already full, the other is still waiting for me to get around to it. They'll live in the office where they'll (theoretically) make looking for things easier.
Here's a closeup of a tin and wire fish made by Wayne. Cute isn't it?
So, back to the stupid big thing I did? Well a couple of weeks ago I decided I was sick and tired of the swamp in the back corner of our yard and knew that if I dug a trench I could redirect the water from the yard.
It seemed easy enough. The ground was really soft due to all the rain...
But afterwards I was sore.
I'm still sore.
Every time I think I'm better I'll do something - like get some wood for the fire, pick up a bag, get a cup of tea, get up - and the pain is back. I'm walking like a bent old woman.
Meanwhile Wayne is in hospital. He's had spinal surgery. It went well but he's out of action for a while and I'm keeping busy. I have all the animals to take care of, work, hospital visits. If I wasn't sore I'd be taking advantage of his absence to remodel the bathroom or paint the living room.
So I amuse myself with small things, like these drawers.
At least they're handy.