I love to be creative in many ways. Being born at the end of the war – 1939/44 I am inclined to improvise. At the end of that war life was difficult, things in short supply and people ‘mended and made do.
As you know by now I am in my new home. There is always lots to do in the begining to make it ‘yours.’
When out for walks I am always on the look out for something useful, bits and bobs people have thrown away or something in the line of nature. To me everything has a use.
The other day I picked up a small plank of wood someone had discarded. Today I constructed into a shelf for the kitchen.
First I sanded it down, making the surface smooth. The next bit was to stick ‘fablon’ all over. I had one that was decorated in seashells. It is now ready for my son-in-law to put up in the kitchen. The family are down at the weekend and I’ve lined up a lot of things for him to do.
This is the finished project
I have enjoyed the task and now look at it and feel very proud of what I have done.