Monday, October 13, 2014

And now for something completely different!

Afternoon all, so the tattie holidays are here and I have spent the last two days trying to find somewhere to stay for a wee no avail.  Everything I have looked at has been fully booked and even sites like can't help!  Boo!
That's what you get leaving things till last minute, but then we always do that.  Even our trip to Florida wasn't booked the month before we went.  I guess it is a habit that we don't plan anything at all.  Why?
Well, in years gone by with my hubby being armed forces we have learnt not to plan because quite often, if you did, cancellation was inevitable.  The only downside to this is that sometimes it means you get lazy and don't end up doing anything, is that a bad thing?  The kids have been out this morning and are now engrossed with their Xbox, hubby is catching up with some gardening and I have a few bespoke cards to make.  Everyone is happy, surely that is what counts?
Maybe we will get luck, and find something soon?!

Back to today and I have had orders for poppy's and cards to crack on with so although I will be crafting away this week I won't have much to show you that you haven't already seen. Sorry.  Very boring for my blog posts.  So I have thought about a different angle, see what you think.
I have decided to share with you people or items that inspire me to be creative and some are way out of my personal comfort zone.

Today I wanted to share with you Max McMurdo's website reestore.  Now you might know Max from off the TV, he works with Kirstie Allsopp on Fill your house for free and has been featured as a judge on Shed of the year.
I love the way he takes an item unloved or unused, the quirkier the better, and makes it into to a beautiful and functioning piece of furniture.  Don't take my word for it, pop and have a look on his website at his work.
I only wish I'd paid more attention at tech classes as I am not allowed near electric tools, far too dangerous with them!
I guess I need to learn.
Don't you just love this light....

Rustic and functional.
How about this table, how fabulous is this for recycling?

So we have our Rolls Royce engine part to make into a coffee table, I guess I will be needing some help but I do hope it polishes up as well as the one above.

It won't be anywhere near as exciting but it has relevance to us, being a part of an aircraft that hubby has flown in.

It only remains for me to thanks Max for all his inspiration, getting me to look at items that would normally be thrown away and reusing them.  That's got to be a good thing if only for the planet?

Have a super Monday everyone and who inspires you?


Hazel said...

Oh Erika I can relate to your last minute booking!!! Yes armed forces don't think you might like to book a nice holiday in advance. We never even booked ferries when we lived in Germany it was just a case of turn up and hope to get on. Now I thought oh WOW that engine has changed into a beautiful pieces of furniture, but it's not your piece, then again it could look like that with a lot of elbow grease. That light is fab to, yes I loved watching the program. Hazel xx

Lau W said...

Oh wow !!! great !!

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Erika, what a pity you can't find somewhere to go, hope you can at least find a few days away.
Now, I've never watched this program, and I'm not a recycling fan, I know you like to do these things, so I'm sure that whatever you make will be fantastic, hugs Kate x