The English Cottage Kitchen is back in my studio to have its roof thatched. This time I used a coir mat as a base and am gluing the coconut fibers over that. It is a very messy job, and very burny ouchy, as I'm using a hot glue gun.
Before the holiday break I took my paint chips to the yarn store to purchase yarn in my new reno colors. A friend turned the yarn into this...
It was supposed to be mainly teal but ended up mainly neutral because the teal and berry yarns were a slightly lighter weight than the neutrals. I did know to check the labels to make sure they were the same there, but did not know to compare the actual yarns. No matter, I love it, it looks fantastic in my living room, and it's long enough to cover my tall husband without his feet poking out the bottom.
I also got a hat, scarf, and stocking, because she was on a roll and bored. Another co-worker got a hat too.
Nothing else has gone on in the home reno, and I feel a bit guilty for not stripping wallpaper in the dining room during Christmas break. I would like to have that done before the spring, when it will get warm enough to paint again, but that's a few months away yet. It's still freezing cold here...below freezing. Brrr.
Have you ever received a much too large box from Amazon with only a couple small things in it and a ton of packing paper? Ester loves it. It's a playground wonderland.
I could make a life sized version of Nancy's yucca plant with all this paper.