Monday, 15 February 2010


I'm so sorry it has been so long since I blogged but with a busy week at work and other things going on in the evenings I just have not had a moment. I have been away for a lovely weekend near Chester with my hubby for my birthday, what a good time we had too. Got back Sunday afternoon. I would love to thank you all for your birthday wishes, cards and presents, you are so kind. Today I have been on with a project that has been hanging around in my craft room (literally). A few months ago Tracey gave me a plain birdhouse and challenged me to alter it. Anyone who knows me, knows that I have never been into altering things. When I explained to Martyn and my son what I was doing they asked why would I want to alter it, the birds don't care what it looks like on the outside. Then I explained it wasn't for the birds it would stay in my craft room as an altered piece of work. They now think I am completely mad - but that's nothing new. So I have set to over the last few weeks painting and deciding what to do with it and this is the final result. Anne sent me a link to a great site called Cloth Ears and I loved all the stuff on there a bit out of the ordinary and this is where I got the idea for my Beach Hut. I'm sorry its not all flowery and crackled but I don't seem to be able to do sensible. Anne and I talked about my idea and someone said I think you need an extension on it so this is what I did!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hope you enjoyed looking as much as I enjoyed altering even if my family do think I'm crackers. Hey Ho I will bring it to class on Saturday to show you all. Promise to be back soon. Lynda xx


  1. Oh wow your beach hut looks amazing Lynda, you did a fantastic job with it and I have to say the extension is genius, thanks for humouring me lol, glad to hear you had a lovely birthday and a lovely weekend away - you deserve it, take care and see you soon XXX

  2. This is great Lynda I love it!
    I haven't started mine yet lol, I will get it started on weds might even get it done for Sat.

    Glad you had a wonderful weekend we all missed you on Saturday.

    See you this week.

  3. Wow! Wow! Wow! Loving your beach hut Lynda. It's got attitude! It's really fantastic but I bet Martyn's totally confused now! All the little details are just wonderful - I love the picket fence - it's just like the ones you see at the beach and on the Fitties - blown about in the wind - and the anchor and well everything really! Not sure what a bushell is but I think you've been hiding your light under it! You've obviously got a talent for this 'altering' malarky! Now you just need someone in one of those old fashioned stripey costumes strolling up the path, We'll have to look out for one for you. Missed you and your Scottish lilt on Saturday but so pleased you enjoyed your birthday, take care and see you soon xxx

  4. I love it, I could just sit there...if only we had some sun. Glad you had a fab birthday but we did miss you on Saturday. xxx

  5. As I have seen this IRL today, I know how amazing it is!!!! Well done, love all the little details!!!

    I have an extension on mine too, but not as big as yours, lol!!!!! HAVE TO FINISH IT!!!!