Category Archives: DIY

Black leading a fireplace

The weather has been quite wet this week. Thankfully, we avoided the flooding that cut off villages and washed away roads and at least one bridge in dales to the north of here, and we haven’t been evacuated like the … Continue reading

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A rotating TV stand

While one member of the family has been enjoying the new window seat cushions, I’ve been doing some woodwork. Our 11-year-old television went phut recently, and wasn’t worth fixing. I’m pretty sure that the problem was a failure of the … Continue reading

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Creating a window seat

I have my nose to the knitting grindstone at the moment, trying to get my Dreambird shawl finished in time for the Christmas party season. I am now 15 feathers in, with probably 5, maximum 6, to go.  I plan … Continue reading

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Wooden pipe collars

The thing I am most pleased with from last week’s crafting and DIY efforts is a simple piece of woodwork that has finished off our new oak floor. With help from my dear husband, I have made half a dozen … Continue reading

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Dream or nightmare?

I’ve spent another week of evenings painting skirting boards, but now they are all on the wall and there’s just a bit of residual gap-filling to do. I have time for knitting again, which means I’ve finished one project and … Continue reading

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Skirting boards, skirting boards

The flooring project I posted about a month ago has progressed, and we now have oak throughout the ground floor, apart from the kitchen. I’m not sorry to see the tatty old carpets go, but I do wonder whether wooden … Continue reading

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