Friday, November 14, 2008

Backpack, Table, Gum, Rain....

I feel like I have been a little absent this week with my blogging......
This is why.....

A custom order shabby backpack which has kept me occupied for the best part of two days.....designing, tweaking, sewing, jiggling.....
Some revamp painting.
This old T.V stand was in need of some TLC so it has been given the "shabby" makeover.
I also made a little fabric padded cloth to sit on top -
(so the T.V. doesn't ruin all that hard work!!)
I also painted a little childs play highchair (white of course) ,which I want to add some pretty rose decals to, and an old bread box. I'm not sure what I will use the box for - maybe some special things from my work room... I'll show you when I have finished those next week.

And this which has actually inspired me for the swap I'm participating in at the moment.
(The challenge in a bag mini quilt swap)
This is a Flowering Gum Tree which is in the next door neighbours front yard. Isn't it beautiful?
I can't show you any pics of my mini quilt yet because it hasn't been mailed out.

We have had some much needed lovely rain over night.
For all of my international visitors....You can tell we have been in drought mode for ten years when it is a surprise to hear rain on the roof........Bit sad really when you have to flush the loo with water from the shower and water the garden with washing machine water.......
Anyway, hope you all have a lovely weekend.
Kathryn. XX


A Bite of Country Cupcakes said...

Yes we are on Tank water here so I really know what you mean...
I ended up with an extra little someone in our bed last night beacuse the rain and thunder was sooo noisy.
Backpack looks great!

Kerryanne English said...

The rain was a welcome guest today even if it did come accompanied with thunder and lightening. Boy do we need it!!

Kathryn the back pack is gorgeous and I can't wait to see your other goodies you are working on this week.

i cant sew said...

we have been enjoying the rain in qld too! we have a tin roof so it is a lovely sound.
that back pack is really great. my husband has made a few childrens dolls high chairs and beds. we have white undercoat on them and i cant wait until we get some money to actually finish them off. i think they are great!! catch you later xx

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Great news about the rain!! We are lucky here in Perth as we can still use reticulation twice a week. Love the sweet back pack - no doubt it will become part of your range.

marie said...

Hi Kathryn,
We have been blessed with plenty of rain her in the Eastern USA the past month or so. I'll be praying that you get a good amount.

The backpack is fabulous and I love your little table. White furniture is so fresh looking! I can't wait to see the highchair.
The Flowering Gum Tree is so pretty - I would love to have something like that living next door to me!

Perri said...

Great backpack! Lovely table make-over! Great Australian Tree!

Wonderful about the rain also. Can understand the water issues, we carted water for our toilets and a few special plants for 9months last year as our house dam was dry - we now have water and starting to recover - just one joy of living on the land - it's a great life.

Happy stitching,

TattingChic said...

That back pack is adorable! Love the table!

Shabby Vintage dreams said...

OHHHH that back pack is Gorgeous!! you are such a talented gal!! Thanks again so much for my DARLING items!! Will be showing them off next post!!

MelMel said...

Whata fantastic makeover....well done!
I just love the back pack!xx

Stina said...

Love that is so the fabrics you have chosen!!

Little Mysteries said...

The backpack is gorgeous! Love the table and the little padded cloth. The gun blossoms are beautiful. I love flowering gums, they are just wonderful to see. Its so nice getting rain, hope you get lots more.

Sarah said...

Hello Miss Clever Clogs!
Your backpack is just devine! I want one!!!
I hope you got lots of rain, we got a bit up our way, but still need lots more...I grew up a farm where we had tank water, no 10-15 minute showers there, when I was small enough mum used to bath me in the laundry tub instead of filling the bath, did the job & saved lots of water. Drought is such a sad thing, I have seen the ground so dry up here when I was growing up that the ground had huge cracks in it & we got rid of most of the sheep &'s also scary that kids born in the outback may be 4-6years old before they even get to see what rain that's really worrying.
Sarah xxx

SG said...

Great backpack!

Purple Pam said...

Beautiful backpack. It's a good size. A good repurpose for the tv table, too. Great job. Doesn't it feel good to be able to reuse something and not put it in the waste pile? Yes, it is too bad about your drought. When I lived in Arizona water was so precious. We reused our water in very inventive ways, also.

clare said...

Rain did you say rain ? Can't remember that stuff . Beautiful fabric on the table and backpack .
Clare's Craftroom

The Pink Poodle said...

hi kathryn...gorgeous backpack..and the table is just another gorgeous goodie which you are able to deliver..
and yes the poured..and now what?? zilch!! nothing!! that bit of rain has made not ONE bit of difference..
have a lovely dry!! week..

xx andrea

My Pink & Cream Cottage said...

Hey Kathryn
Well Sweet, it has rained EVERY day here for 1 1/2 weeks now, is reallt starting to get me down, have so many things I want to do but is just too wet & damp! Wish I could bundle it up & send it down to you where it is needed. Love your latest creations (as always) you are one very talented Lady.
Sending grey skies & rain your way.

Lyn xoxox

Kali said...

Hi Kathryn ~ just wanted to say I love your blog and your work!
xo, Kali