I have been nominated by not ONE but TWO fellow bloggers who I adore! I am feeling rather celebrity status right now you guys! Shucks.
Thank you firstly to Natalie of In the Night Sky. Natalie’s transformation of her backyard still has me in shock with how much work they did themselves with the round pool and the decking, all the painting and re-painting of the handrails. This definitely pops into my head when I can’t be bothered doing something and want to quit or outsource, I think NO there is Natalie who never gives in. You are one hard worker!
and secondly to Heidi of Adelaide Villa
Always willing to help me with my design conundrums and is my go to gal for in the trade stuff that I can’t get my grubby mits on. Tells it as it is – Laura, that will look cheap! Appreciate all the advice this lady gives me and ADORE seeing her own updates.
If you aren’t familiar with these 2 blogs, go over and have a visit! The tour consists of 4 questions.
1) What am I working on right now -
Oh god, What AREN’T I WORKING ON RIGHT NOW! Honestly I wish I could show you what is going on in my head. It never stops and goes at a million miles an hour, darting all over the place
Coming up shortly I will have a chance to have a BREAK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! A break from work. And spend some extremely overdue time with my little family and with that I hope to utilise the time to complete some work around this house when I have a spare set of hands (husbands) so I don’t spill a tin of paint down my back! Yes, this actually happened to me when I was trying to do something alone!
I REALLY need to order some curtain rods for my kitchen so that they are here in time for my stay-cation so I can start sewing my ikea hack curtains that I have already purchased.
Still grappling with trim tape or not, but thinking of just making this as is and then I can see if it needs the trim tape.
2) How does my work differ from others in the DIY/decorating
Spelling mistakes! Definitely spelling mistakes.
Umm. . . maybe because I take my D.I.Y’s SERIOUSLY and try to make them look high end and not some sad tacky slap dash look. and for the most part, I think I nail it!
Yes I just wrote the above sentence! I have no modesty I am so PROUD of the recent D.I.Y’s I’ve done.
Major Big Head!
No in all seriousness. My d.i.y goals are borne from a lack of funds and a strong desire to be surrounded by nice things. Having said that, if I was rolling in it, I think I just have a natural drive to create for myself regardless and try to create my own thing. So who knows.
3) Why do I write what I do?
I have always maintained this. I write for myself first and foremost. I love comments, but if there was no community, no readership I would still write and put it out there as a diary for myself.
I can be a bit hard on myself (but not crazy perfectionist, I give myself plenty of accolades, no probs in that department)
But I can very much get like this, but a quick scroll through my blog brings back a lot of partially forgotten memories of some pretty great stuff I have made and it perks me up. Gives me the confidence to keep going.
But I do love connecting with like minded people and me putting my part out there brings others in and that is great. because hand on my heart I personally know NO ONE who is a creative soul like me that loves to craft the way I do that I can connect with outside of cyber space. So it is great that I connect here.
I do love to share what I have created and it has inspired other people. Love it when they get in contact and I say, Hey I love the hardware you used in your kitchen reno, I have used the same, here are some pics. That is heart warming and I do the same from other people that have inspired me
4) How does your creative writing process work?
Some posts write themselves, Not this one. HA! Too many thought provoking questions. I think plonking in the pics I want to talk about first is a great start then fill in the gaps as I write about each pic and pretty much a blog post is done.
I nominate Vanessa from Life in our blue house who hasn’t updated in a little bit, so hopefully this nomination might spur her on a bit!! He He!