Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Winter is Coming

Walking to School this Morning was a reminder that winter is on its way , blinding sunshine icy take your breath away wind , a wee bit bracing .
Today will be packing away the odds and ends of car boot stock worth keeping , rags to the charity shop , books to the 50p shelf in Tescos , door curtains must be kept out of the vast pile of curtains , they can be facebooked once the weather really turns and people realise they cant afford to run their heating all the time . Will ask our caseworker if she knows anyone who needs curtains , the church charity did give me mountains of them and most only required new header tape or the hems repairing , the ones beyond saving will be cut up for oily rags and cleaning , plus theres a pair of big blotchy heavy linen ones that might be useful for rag rug backing , the header tape off these will be recycled back onto vintage ones , people love the vintage ones but they dont tend to buy what they have to put any effort into , so thats a winter project , may also make up some big shopping bags for foodbank out of some of the truly vile 80s ones ...lol ..the joy of owning a Singer treadle is that you dont need electricity to craft !!
On the electricity front , the final post office in the area shuts in January they cant even make a living selling tourist tat as a sideline , so that will be a 10 mile round trip for electricity to the coop , but as i want to grow the ebay shop , i will have to go to civilization most days plus you get dividend points for buying electric at the Coop . Still not having a smart meter yet , awaiting generation 2 meters where you will be able to switch suppliers at will . this could make for big problems if we get bad weather ..but , ho hum cross that bridge when we get to it
And my winter project has entered the building , lots of little jobs need doing to it  but i think im in love .


If the living room wasnt such an oily man cave i would fill it with houseplants and pop it in there , for now its in the bedroom with a kitten asleep in it , alternative pet bed methinks , not bad for a £1 , even love the shabby faded hood . i think my toy and doll problem springs from never having these things as a child. I may accidentally forget to sell this...lol

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  1. You sound so busy, energetic and resourceful Katie. Just reading this post has made me feel tired. I must go for a lie down.

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    1. i think exhausted mental and skint conjures up the reality

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  2. I love dolls, doll's prams and doll houses but I daren't even start on collecting them.....lol.
    Hugs-x-

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    1. youd be amazed where you can hide your doll collection if you try

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  3. Wow the pram is a delight, what a great find I love it.

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  4. Oh it is so adorable, just keep it Kate! And fill it with sweet dolls. :)

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    1. my plan is to keep it all winter hiding in plain site , the car boot season having virtually ended by now Mr BH may have forgot about it ..lol

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  5. You sound more up beat but then keeping busy keeps your mind off other things. The pram is lovely do you have any curtain material you could make a little pram set for it with. I'm sure it will sell.

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  6. I'd be tempted to put the kitten in that pram and take it for a walk! I love it, I'd have fought you for it if I'd been there.
    You're on a roll with your sewing plans. Yay for non-electric sewing machines and huge stashes of fabric to use up. xxx

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    1. cant believe it was only £1 , the thrift gods smile some days

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  7. That pram is gorgoeous. I would have great fun knitting and crocheting... and quilting little blankets for it.

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    1. its on my to do list , my very long to do list with harvest duties still going on

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