Wednesday, 2 September 2015


Morning dear WOYWW friends. Wow, I can't believe it's been so long since I last posted anything. I hope there's still someone out there!!!!!!!

The summer holidays seem to have taken over, I can't believe they've flown by so quickly. We seem to have been very busy.

Anyway, I've managed to snap my desk this morning so I thought I'd share it with you at long last.

I'm in a painting frenzy having started out on a little new venture. I'm not going to say too much at the minute but I'll let you know how it goes, if it does!!!
I'm in the middle of altering a really old stool that my MIL was going to throw away. My lovely hubby base coated it for me and once I've painted it I will varnish it to protect it. I'm thinking it might make a good place to put a cup of coffee as it's quite a good height.

Here's a close up of the top which I've finished but I've still got the sides to do. A job for this afternoon hopefully.

We also had a fantastic holiday in Northumberland a few weeks ago. The weather was really kind and we totally fell in love with the area, exploring lots of castles and the fantastic beaches, there was a lots of kite flying and sandcastle building going on, well you're never to old are you?
Here are just a few photos.

                                                    Bamburgh Castle
                                                    Lindisfarne Castle
                                      And a beautiful beach with hardly anyone on it.

Well, that's me this week, if you want to share your crafty space with us then pop over to see the lovely Julia, HERE.

I'll be round for a catch up as soon as I've made a fresh cup of coffee so in the meantime, enjoy your Wednesday and Happy Crafting.


Annie said...

Hi Lisa....I'm still here :-) I love what you've done to the stool and wish you well with your new ideas.
Have a great week,
Annie x # 17

CraftygasheadZo said...

Fab pics from your hols and that stool is gorgeous! Take care Zo xx 30

sandra de said...

Lovely to see you back at woyww and very pleased so see you have had a beach holiday with a castle! Amazing that just would not be possible in OZ. Stunning make over on the stool and I am looking forward to hearing about your new venture. Have a lovely week.
sandra de @33

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Oh, I know Northumberland really well - we lived there for 13 years when Gordon and I worked at Tyne Tees TV. The coast is fantastic, isn't it and all the castles are amazing (Warkworth and Dunstanburgh are my favs). Not to mention all the Roman stuff...oh, I could go on at length about how beautiful it is up there and what a secret it seems to be in the UK tourist industry. I haven't been up there for a few years...that needs rectifying!
I love what you've done with that little pretty is that? Upcycling at its best!!
Hugs, LLJ 5 xxx

sue jones said...

Hi Lisa,
Glad you have had a great Summer :) . I LOVE that stool, so pretty !! Good luck with the new venture. Thanks for stopping by earlier - goung back to work was a little shock to the system - i may be going to bed soon!! Have a fab week . Soojay x

Kathleen said...

That stool looks fabulous and make sure you use a mat for the coffee so it doesn't spoil all your hard work.
Never been to Northumberland but it looks nice.

Kath x

Mrs.B said...

Hi Lisa, long time no see - so they say.
Love the stool makeover, really beautiful.
Glad you enjoyed your holiday in Northumberland, it is a beautiful area, but them I am biased as it's just up the coast from me (40m)
Photos look fabulous.
Avril xx

Julia Dunnit said...

Lovely to see you Lisa! I've had a fab holiday in Northumberland too, the space, the history, the beaches... Amazing and fun. I love e the painting...what a talented person you are.

Angela Radford said...

Hi Lisa, so pleased to see you around again. Your photos of Northumberland brings back some very old memories as I was at Teacher Training College up there and have fond feelings for the whole place.
The stool is gorgeous.
Have a great woyww and happy crafting, Angela x 20

Lisca Meijer said...

Northumberland is beautiful. I have been a few times. Holy Island, Alnwick and Staines to mention a few places I liked. Thanks for posting the photos. You seem to have had good weather too by the looks of it.
That little coffee table is gorgeous.Did you do the writing or is it a transfer?
Thanks for visiting a few days ago. As you know, I take my time. Besides, we've been away too for a few days and the campsite doesn't have wifi.
Have a good week,

Marit said...

I LOVE what you are doing to that stool... I always like second-hand furniture that is altered and made personal... sometimes (most times) I like it even better than the 'new stuff'. I wish you a lovely weekend! Happy - belated - woyww and a hug from rainy Holland! Marit #32

Hettie said...

Gosh Lisa that stool is fabulous. So glad you rescued it as there is too much going to waste!
Your holiday pics look great too. Love the one with the yellow flowers in the foreground. Very clever.
I am intrigued about your project!!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hullo Lisa, from. Last week, had this post on here for days to comment, lovley work on stool, lindasfarne image took my breath away..have always wanted to go here, but did see copy of the Lindasfarne gospel illumination in the British library.
Hugs Shaz.x