Monday, 27 October 2014

Make Do and Mend On A Dreary Day ..

Hello there .....
bit of a damp dreary day here ... and its so dark .. 
I'm missing the sunshine already!

Do you like the pine box in the pic above ....
 its one of Hubby P's restoration projects... 
out for sale this week. 
We sell a lot of chests/boxes like this .. they are popular .. good looking storage solutions!

Well .. what to do on a dreary day ..
 there is always 'work' .. and 'more work' ..
 but that gets a bit tiresome ... 
I need to pick up a needle and thread ... you know what I mean...?

So ... first to feed the chickens ... the Girls look forward to their breakfast. 
They always have layers pellets to browse ..
but they are a bit a boring .. or so they tell me ....
 a girl need a little something tasty to temp her into laying nice wholesome eggs.

Today's offering .. an old loaf of bread ..
 a gift from the neighbours .. 
not that exciting really but a change for them and the wild birds can have a bit too.
And as always a nice jug of fresh water.

Richard collected some oyster shells from the beach ... I give them a good wash then bash them up and mix them into the chicken feed.
 It helps give them grit and allsorts of nice minerals ..
 you can of course buy this at the feed place ..
but how free and organic is this.

They are looking well and happy at the moment.

Just as I used the last of the bucket of apples .. and I was thinking 'well if I want an apple crumble I shall have to buy some apples' .. heaven forbid!
A friend turned up with a bag of windfalls ... how nice is that.
I gladly refilled my bucket. 
They look like a kind of Russet apple ...
 I feel a crumble coming on.

As for the Needle and Thread urge ...

Hubby P brought home a box of these hangers .. 
thinking they would be useful .. us selling a lot of vintage clothes and what not. 
And they are .. but some were a bit .. well ... kinda grubby ..
 not a good look when selling nice clothes. 

So I put them aside to recover at some time.

This week I bought a bag of vintage scarves ...
 nice pretty wool ones ..
 unfortunately a couple had been nibbled by moths ...
 rather than throw them away ... such lovely fabric...

I used them to cover the padded hangers.

... and finished them off with a pretty little button or two

They may not be perfect .. a bit homemade-y looking ...
 but they are useful .. clean and ...
made from materials that would otherwise be thrown in the bin.

And they have got to be better than plastic hangers .... 
plastic hangers to sell vintage clothes .. 
it just doesn't look right.

Anyway .. enough ...
 off now to scrabble in the back of the van .. 
to take a look at what Hubby P has brought home today .. Edwardian chairs and a Gothic bedstead amongst other things ...

Bye for now x