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Planting Plan 2014

March 20, 2014

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This year I am not going to start anything from seed. If you see me at the garden centre, staring goggle-eyed at the seed packets of pretty yet unfeasible vegetables, please drag me away.

The Case for Books

March 8, 2014

9

If you like books you need a bookcase, so I made one.

A Spare Room With A View

November 3, 2013

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Our renovated spare room with a view.

Utility: The Sequel

October 12, 2013

7

The utility room is only the freaking hub of the Sutton universe, where all activities, humans, animals, deliveries and general comings and goings seem to focus. Who knew?

Chicken Bricks & Lists

September 13, 2013

10

A thing about a chicken brick and our annual family list.

Write here, right now

March 30, 2013

8

I am a ditherer. That might seem surprising for someone who appears to get a lot done, but I endlessly analyse decisions about the smallest details of a project. Sometimes the things I spend hours considering aren’t even visible in the finished piece. I make sketches, produce 3D CAD models, discuss things with friends, build […]

Shelf Fulfilling Prophecy

February 24, 2013

41

He makes them. I fill them. Pantry Shelves.

Baubles

December 4, 2012

14

This year I plan to hang baubles....from everything. *heads off to buy more*

Attic Studio

November 3, 2012

14

The attic is now fully renovated and in use as my new photography studio.

House Work

May 16, 2012

10

My new attic studio is so tantalisingly close to being finished that I haven't taken any food photos in the last couple of weeks. Whilst I carry on testing and tasting recipes here are some 'before' and 'after' shots from our journey to make this home feel loved again.

Whiskey and Walnut(s)

March 11, 2012

19

When you’re someone who’s into woodwork and construction type activities its natural to apply those things to your living environment. This means that people like me often choose to refurbish or build their own houses rather than pay someone else to do it. Makes perfect sense, right? Except this means that you actually spend most […]

Something in the attic

February 14, 2012

5

Amidst the century old filth, flies and plaster dust, the attic project has turned up some interesting finds. I say interesting, its more crap in the attic than cash in the attic, but interesting nonetheless. I’ve always had a paranoia about uncovering a dead body during the refurbishment of this house, but now the final […]

Hacking Things Better

January 29, 2012

9

This Weekend we have mostly been making things with Sugru. Things like these feet to hold the Wii thingamabob on top of the TV: …and this little gizmo to stop George’s iPod charger cable falling off his bedside table: I liked it so much that I made one for my iPhone too. The blue bit […]

Wreath 2011

December 13, 2011

2

Last year my efforts to make Christmas festive were a bit lacklustre as I documented in my post: ‘List for Christmas Future.’ I am working my way through my self improvements and so far I think I am doing pretty well for 2011. One of the things on my list involved making, or improving on a bought, […]

Attic Attack

November 16, 2011

5

     

Inside our kitchen

October 15, 2011

9

I read Sally’s post on My Custard Pie this morning and it reminded me of one by Katherine and Greg on Rufus’ Food and Spirits Guide. They both show a little glimpse into someone else’s kitchen and it made me want to show you inside ours too. BUT…this is going to be little vignettes of ‘things […]

Alcove Unit

August 6, 2011

4

Keen eyed readers may recall this post from a while back, which marked the beginning of a project to provide an alcove unit in our hybrid study/back sitting room. Now I’ve looked at the dates and realised its taken nearly 5 months to finish, I’ll add that to the pile of reasons why I don’t […]

Coffee Thing

June 25, 2011

19

As the years pass, I become increasingly particular about how I like certain things to be.  Some call this fussy, but provided you can stay on the right side of becoming OCD I think it’s probably OK. Coffee is something I have some quite specific requirements on. I should say this is not in a kind […]

Treehouse

April 28, 2011

8

I had two projects in mind during this years extended Easter break; a treehouse for George that was promised but not delivered last summer and secondly growing a beard.  One of these projects is lacking in structure, not adding any visual amenity to the surroundings and generally progressing haphazardly without direction; thankfully the treehouse went […]

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