Saturday, 2 March 2013
The yucky orange wardrobes and skirting took 3 coats of cream paint!!! But they do look fab now so it was worth the effort.
My mum found some unused curtain linings in her cupboard in a cream colour so I've used these instead to make curtains. They were very long so I chopped them in half, stitched them together, added a broad border in Amy Butler fabric and re used the curtain tape from the old curtains. I've finished one so just the other one to finish by tomorrow. I used an old bookcase hidden away in a cupboard and found a fold up chair in the garage. Both Ikea products. The room is nearly ready for the big reveal :-)
Found this bag of frozen veg in the supermarket last week. Normally £1.49 for 700g but it was a 2 for £2.50 deal! It's a finely chopped mix of carrots, onions and celery. I tested them last night in my Split Pea and Lentil soup.
It would have taken me ages to prep this by hand. I slow cooked it overnight in the crockpot. It smells lovely. I'll report back on how it tastes after I've had it for my lunch!
I added up my monthly food and petrol totals for February (see sidebar) Oh dear!! Must try harder this month.....