rockabye baby

Rockabye Baby.

This baby chair has been in the family for 14 years. My niece bought it for her daughter. I decided to give it a little makeover.

give an old suitcase a new lease of life

Give an Old Suitcase a New Lease of Life.

This old suitcase belonged to my Mum. She passed away 10 years ago. When my youngest daughter was 7 my Mum gave her the suitcase. It has stayed in my attics for 20 years.My daughter was pregnant when I did this project. My little granddaughter was born on September 25th 2017@8.42am.Back to the suitcase. I washed and scrubbed all the years of grime away

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I have my laundry basket for 14 years now. I wanted a new one, but couldn't find one that I liked or they were wayyyyy too expensive. So I decided to revamp my basket. If it turned out OK. Happy days, if not I'd continue to look.

pillow talk , My heart cotton cushion covers

Pillow Talk.

Okay. I like millions of others have a well loved leather sofa, well two. I really wanted to put scatter cushions on them, to soften and cosyify the look.

happy snowmen , crafts, repurposing upcycling, seasonal holiday decor

Happy Snowmen.

I decided to try to make little sock snowmen. I'd seen them somewhere online. I really cant remember which site. Anyway. I thought they looked cute and easy to make. So I went for it.

pram from years ago, crafts, how to, reupholster

Pram From Years Ago

This tiny little dolls pram was my daughters first birthday present. She is now 26 years old.

bench for phil lil and pip , outdoor furniture, woodworking projects

Bench for Phil Lil and Pip.

I wanted to make a bench for my three little grandchildren. We affectionately call Kaiden and Caitlin Phil and Lil from the Rugrats. And the youngest one we call Pip. His actual name is Rian. But we call him Pip since he was born because he was tiny.
Anyway I wanted to try making a bench for them. I had a pallet in good shape.

bird and burlap wreath, crafts, wreaths

Bird and Burlap Wreath

I have some coffee sacks and I really wanted to make a wreath. I had seen a little bird made from yarn, crumpled paper and small beads.

this one s for the birds, animals, outdoor furniture, pets animals, woodworking projects

This One's for the Birds

I got a new jigsaw to redo my garden bench. Now no wood will be!
I decided to try make a bird table. See my little sketch.

tired old bench, outdoor furniture, painted furniture, Ta Dah

Tired Old Bench

I bought this bench in my local supermarket 12 years ago.
The weather and the dampness of the area took its toll on the wood.

Sandra Crosbie
Sandra Crosbie
About meI am a busy grandma. Maybe a little younger than others. I'm 55. I now have 6 grandchildren, the eldest is 14, the youngest is 6 weeks old. I have 4 grandsons and 2 granddaughters. Yay!! I'm always kept on my toes, but I love it. I love to keep busy making or painting ( I'd paint anything that stood still long enough to let me hit it with a brush.) Lol!!!
I unfortunately have a nasty autoimmune condition. It makes my life hard quite often. I have weeks of feeling Horray!! I also have weeks of feeling bluhhh!! Tired in pain and generally really unwell. I do my happy bits like painting or knitting most days when I can. It keeps my fingers busy and my brain sane.