Hello Friends and Happy Tuesday!
Hope you are well and having a good start to the week. End of school holidays so of course the weather suddenly improves lol.
today’s art . . .
And the second are some Spring inspired tags I made at the weekend.
decluttering. . .
*This* is the sum total of all the craft supplies I hoped to donate. As you can see it is totally blocking the bookcases – there are 5 Billy bookcases behind all of that. I had dragged all of it downstairs expecting that it would only be there long enough for me to sort through it and donate it, but that was February, and now we are halfway through April and it is still sitting there making me feel bad every time I walk in the room – it feels so overwhelming and I am no closer to finding somewhere to donate to. Meantime I just can’t live like this looming over everything and causing chaos in this room any longer so I had to do something drastic! (*Miss Lily cat cameo in the after photo*)
EDIT by the way this is supposed to be the dining room not a craft storage room!
So what to do? At the weekend, I’d finally had enough so I decided to hide it behind the bookcases! But in order to have access to it without having to move all the books every time, I moved all the bookcases to the opposite side of the room where there is a door. So first I moved all the storage boxes, then I moved the bookcases in front of them, and then moved everything that had been on that side of the room to where the bookcases used to be and just like magic, it’s all disappeared! I actually moved every single piece of furniture in this room including the bookcases, the expedits, cat tree, dining table, chairs, and the desk and PC. Because there is a door on this side of the room, I now have secret storage like a long narrow cupboard but still accessible. I made a list of all the contents of all the tubs and the location of each in the stacks so that if I do need something, then I will know the location.
The kitties had a great time getting into all the “new” spaces and sniffing everything they hadn’t sniffed before or for a long time. Where Mr G is lying in this photo is now full of stacks of storage boxes hidden secretly behind a row of bookcases with one of these brown doors in front of it. I’m so pleased to be able to see my books again!
t stands for . . .
Tea stands for Hot Cross Buns. Traditionally an Easter bun, Hot Cross buns are now sold all year long as they are so popular – a bit like Cadbury creme eggs that are also sold all year round. I love hot cross buns but I only had two of them and not all three as shown in the photo lol. My tea this time is called Cream Earl Grey (smooth creamy taste with vanilla overtones) and it is quite delicious.
Nuwara Eliya, Dimbula or Uva (Sri Lanka). Grown: 4000 – 8000ft above sea level
Approx between 27- 35mg per cup
Orthodox Orange Pekoe (OP)
Earl Grey bergamot with vanilla overtones
Bright and Coppery
Creamy and mellow Earl Grey taste and superb finish
Happy T Day! As always, thanks for reading, and have a great week!
all the stuff in my house!
Altered Book Lover – T Stands for –
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