Thursday, November 22, 2007

Loose Ends

About time to bore anyone who still reads this about the renovation progress.
We're at the "tying up loose ends" stage. Nearly everything is done, but we're still short of finishing because of missing bits and pieces that are needed to actually complete the job. Which is irritating for both us and the poor builder who keeps coming back doing the next few bits on the list while waiting for things he's ordered to arrive. The new bedroom furniture was fitted last week and we've ordered the new carpet for our bedroom but that's not being laid till the beginning of December, the plan being to get as much of the painting done before then as possible. While the shower in the en suite is all ready to go, the loo isn't, and anyway we'd have to go through an uncarpeted, dusty bedroom to get to it so not ideal. btw there isn't actually a window inside the shower, it's just a reflection!
It would be nice if the shower in the new bathroom was working, but the builder is waiting for something else to arrive before he can do that. Which all means that we're still using the downstairs, unheated shower room - and that's
not nice on these cold days!
It'll be nice when it's finished, It'll be nice when it's finished, It'll be nice when it's finished....

Among various other crafty projects on the go atm I've been trying really hard to get my Christmas cards sorted out. I always seem to find that it takes a while to find the cards I'm going to be happy to send. Every year there's (quite) a few that either don't get sent at all because I hate them, or get left in the box "just in case" but are rejects really!
It's pretty much always the first ones I make when I'm not really wanting to think a
bout Christmas, let alone make cards for it! But then if I did leave it all till later then I'd be a proper little Stress-Bunny come November! Anyway, I've finally made some which I'm quite pleased with so I thought I'd show a few on here.
You'll notice a certain theme going on here - I've made loads of variations on the same theme, but I'll only show a few. Phew, eh! This lot all use the BG Figgy Pudding paper pad and the Cuttlebug Christmas die set trees.

I've also discovered that it's hard to resize photos and write the blog when you've got the hiccups!












12 comments:

SmilynStef said...

I love these holiday cards ... they are certainly all worthy of finding their way through the mail to many people who would be thrilled to receive them ... gorgeous.

Farmersgirl said...

Kathy, your bathroom looks fab, all very clean, sharp black and white. Thought you might have stuck some Primas on it though rolf! Hope I'll be able to post my work in progress as finished soon - sigh!

Janice

Hazel said...

The bathroom's looking good - it won't be long now!! Cards as gorgeous, as ever - love the BG FP.

nickynoo said...

Your bathroom looks fab, I love the b&w floor. And your cards are just gorgeous, all lovely.

Anne said...

Wow, love your new ensuite, it looks stunning!
Great selection of cards, too, liking those papers and all the little trees!

Emma said...

Your bathroom is looking gorgeous and so are your cards. Just had a good look through your blog and all your work is brill. Great blog.

debby4000 said...

I love your Christmas cards, great use of BG.

Sylvie :) said...

WOW your bathroom is fabulous !! and your cards are wonderful !!! I love them all !! great design and use of these beautiful papers :)

Angelnorth said...

Fab Christmas cards Kathy - I'd be happy to receive any one of those so I hope you won't be shuffling any of those into the reject pile!

Your bathroom looks fab! Do you have room somewhere for a nice white ceramic pot with a lush green palm-type plant? I love greenery in a bathroom like that!

Lythan said...

oooh the bathroom. That is heavenly. And the cards are super duper.

Terrie B x said...

wow lovely bathroom,love the black&white...
Your cards are fab:)

Rosie (Freycob) said...

Bathrooms are looking great Kathy! Lovely and crisp with the monochromatic colour theme.

The cards are lovely!