Saturday, 28 March 2009

The Little Herberts

Many Thanks to Tali.

Sooo happy

For some time I have been scouring etsy for an artist of my liking to paint or draw a portrait of my little herberts. Someone with good colour sense, energy and originality and finally I discovered Tali from Jerusalem. Not only is she a fabulous artist but super speedy, she worked from one of a few photographs I had sent. Every pic had one of my little darlings pulling a silly face, Tali liked this and certainly captured there "lively characters". She created the painting in less than a day of receiving the pics and offers a no obligation to buy if you are unhappy.
But I am super impressed and will more than likely will be a patron to her brilliant art work again in the near future.

I cannot wait to have this fabulous work framed and on display.

Friday, 27 March 2009

R, R & R

No, not rest and relaxation. Thou fellow bloggers may think that is the case, unfortunately I have become shamefully neglecting my blog.

R.R.R as in recycle, reduce and reuse, I am trying very hard to live a more Eco-friendly lifestyle. Gone are the days when I would plan a whole day excursion to Ikea, and be a complete sucker for the seemingly cheap prices and quirky designs. I still love the designs, however many things I have purchased are no longer, due to the fact that most things did not survive the test of time.

One item I did purchase, which is still going strong is a wooden high chair, it must be about 5 years old now (vintage Ikea!!!). About 2 years ago I spilt something unpleasant on it like turps or nail varnish remover which removed the varnish ., and left a rather ugly looking splodge mark.

Last weekend eldest daughter and myself did a spot of decoupage/ covering the chair with some

vintage map/ globe wrapping paper and voila :1 up cycled desk chair for my sons bedroom.

I gave the chair another coat of satin varnish, so maybe it could last another 5 years!!