Hello! I'm back! Bet you didn't notice I was gone - because proper adults don't slavishly follow each other's footprint on social media wondering why their own lives are so unphotogenic and
mundane. Or so I've heard.
Anyway, should you have missed me and be interested, I've been off learning how to make things and mend things. I went to the fabulous Chippendale Furniture School (@chippendaleschool) to learn how to make this washstand. I made some other stuff too, but this one takes the best photo. It's Olive Ash, a glorious grain, pale on the outside with a contrasting dark heart (is it a metaphor??)
The thing I learned how to mend is my courage, which I didn't even know was broken. But courage is a muscle, and with physio and strengthening exercises I'm building it back up to full throttle Seize-The-Day power levels. I'm doing this with my newfound woodworking skills and with the support of my good friends @thehareinwinter who looked after my shop while I was away... On which subject, more to follow! Watch this space! (Though not literally - on current form I may be gone some time.)
How pretty are these??? Functionally designed for clothes pegs, not merely to look lovely in the garden (though they do that too). Handcrafted by talented @greenpinnies using upcycled, recycled, hot-wash-cycled fabrics. Wonderful colour combos, beautiful needlework... laundry just got glam. These actual beauties are now available in the cookshop, or - go wilder! - commission your own from Susan at greenpinnies.co.uk