Monthly Archives: September 2017

Nearly new kitchen

Yay! The kitchen cupboards are done. After 3 weeks of dismantling, sanding and painting, not to mention a whole afternoon of rebuilding, stage 1 of my kitchen makeover is complete. The freshly painted doors and drawers with their new handles … Continue reading

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Kitchen cupboard makeover

Our kitchen is in total disarray at the moment, with all the cupboard doors removed and the contents of the drawers stacked on every available surface. It’s all in aid of sprucing up the room by revamping the units. We … Continue reading

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The origin of “bra”?

I’m still knitting the little top for the new arrival due at the end of this month. I showed it to a French friend who immediately said, “It’s a brassière!”. That surprised me, until she explained that a brassière is … Continue reading

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An upholstered headboard

Years ago, my mother made a padded bed headboard.  I think it was an easy first project when she joined an upholstery class and, since she didn’t actually need another headboard, I ended up with it. It’s beautifully made (like … Continue reading

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