My arm has given me trouble and I have been very slow with my crafts. I am working on improving my actual present cupboard as it is a mess and I need a better shelving system. I am looking for drawers or pull out baskets I can put in there and organise it. It is hard to see what I have without pulling it all out. So that is on my immediate list.
One craft I completed comes from a road side find. I love, love, love chandeliers. I can always have another one! Andy saw two light fittings and told me so I ran around the corner to see and picked this one up...
I see a lot of light fittings with 5 or more "arms" but this was better than most as it features pretty shapes, scrolls and patterns plus eight arms. And it is quite a decent size.
Ok not everyone would get excited by this! But Andy knows me pretty well!
First I spray painted it white. I hung it up in a tree and gave it a few light coats.
Next I ordered two types of crystals on Ebay. There are places that give you free postage and whole bags of amazing droplets of strings of crystals for about $12. (I found this out when I added extra crystals to my hallway chandeliers.)
I increased the overall size of the whole thing by draping strings of crystals between the arms so they dipped down... and then hung single droplets from those.
I already had plenty of globes and when they were in Andy plugged it in and lit it up and it works!
It is going up in the lounge room. I have been playing around with that room and it will be an extra thing I can do in there.
The whole thing came in at around $30. Plus it was fun!
Currently I am working a crochet edge around a lace table runner. I have been slow as a wet week on that. AND Cookie has me trying to paint birds nests.... I have one more item to collect and I will be ready for this challenge. I said to her that maybe my birds nests would be depicting a species of bird that makes really messy nests! haha that will be my excuse.
What are you working on this month? Some of the US ladies are experiencing snow storms so if this is the case I hope you are warm, snug and safe and working away on lovely things. That is the ideal way to get through intense weather.
Here Autumn is just kicking in. This revolutionises things for me as the garden becomes less demanding and the football season starts. This equals rainy weekends crocheting, sticking my photos in albums, painting and sewing. I can't wait!
See you on Friday when I hope we will all have lots of good things to report! xxx