Lately, I feel like I have been running from one thing to the next, with no time for jewellery...which makes me sad. But - I know there will be time in the future! For now though, these are my newest designs...available in my Etsy store.
It's an exciting time for my family and I - our cooling off finished yesterday, on the purchase of our new home! This images were taken the day we went to sign papers to purchase. As you can see - we have copious work to do. The exterior of the house is Angaston stone - from a local Barossa quarry - which unfortunately has been painted with what appears to be a rubberised type of paint - we've been told it's near impossible to remove without damaging the stone, but this needs more investigation.
It's a modest 3 bedroom house, built in 1955, and very much loved by an older couple who has now moved on to a retirement village. We plan initially to polish the baltic pine floorboards, paint, and install wardrobes in the house in order for us to move in. We also need to take down some of the existing garages and shed in the half acre yard (most of which have lean to constructions built on to them) and the chook run, and start again with a large shed/garage and a lined room (which Leon thinks is going to be a party/pool table room, but I covet for my work room...fingers crossed!)
Eventually, we want to build a large light-filled extension onto the rear (this will be when I get my new kitchen and bathroom - more finger crossing here) but we want to live in the space for a while before we start on this.
The garden needs a good tidy up, but has a myriad of plants that are quite old fashioned, some of which I haven't seen before. Does anyone know what tree produces these pods below?
Or what these almost ridiculously fake coloured bulbs are?
Some incredible mature trees here - we're very lucky!
I have this ache to create for this house - to sew, to garden, to cook, to nurture this place, for myself and my family. 30th of June is our settlement, and then the first of the renovations begin!