yesterday i was greatly distracted by two things
thing one: this doily moment found whilst reading the fabby Victoria's blog whilst eating my breakfast. i gasped, i followed the link and within seconds all i wished to do was make little doily hammocks for my sedums and succulents. i could think of nothing else, such was my lust for this brilliant doily idea
thing two: my lovely friend Jennette dropped by with a most marvelous industrial rolling trolley she was kind enough to off load on me.
|big old industrial castors which have a mind of their own|
|a 'big beasty' of a trolley|
i see this 'big beasty' of a trolley as being most handy dandy when i have a bricks and mortars store (after all, how often do they come along?!) and in the meantime, whilst it waits to find a space in our bedroom, it has taken up residence in our family room. i did not know it at the time, but i now like it in our family room and think i may indeed have great trouble relocating it to our bedroom...
on that note i must tell you two more things
thing one (again): my man does not see this industrial rolling cart as the least bit marvelous and told me so, he also reckons in less than 6 months it will be in the garage. i did not waste my breath, i left the room quietly, knowing what i saw inside of my head, of life living with my newly acquired rolling cart and the potential of such a piece, was a match made in crafty styling heaven, not to mention my doily motives for my little green friends
thing two (again): i could not possibly have gotten to the end of the day without a) dabbling in little doily hammocks and b) painting over the blue distressed base of the trolley with a white distressed finish
|base is now a distressed white (which it doesn't look at all in this picture, but pinky promise on close inspection there is distressed moments going on)|
|i spy with my little eye something beginning with 'L O'|
|this little one was made using old silk ribbon and a doily once shaped like a little crocheted basket, i just flattened the bottom with some natty stitching and cut off the handle|
|this little doily hammock was made using frayed knotted fabric strips|
so this morning this is where my cog thinking is at.
*my trolley has a white coat
*i think i may wrap some fabric in places around the bars
*i see piles of blankets and cushions on the base
*i may remove some lanterns and make more doily hammocks
*perhaps turning it into an indoor dottie angel hanging gardens of babylon sort of thingy me jig
*i will except the fiddly-ness of removing little green friends each and every time they need watering
*i will continue to plot and plan my bricks and mortar store
*i will not allow my man's disgruntled ways cast a shadow upon my crafty proceedings
i have other cog thinking i wish to be doing, but for now i do not wish to overload my cogs and go batty...