Monday, 24 January 2011

Rusty nail chimney pots and a red boat

Hello everybody, I thought I'd keep you updated on my new makes from the last couple of days!

First off, these cottages I painted on a nice piece of Cornish driftwood. I thought I'd insert some old nails for chimneys too!

And then I got to thinking that it might look quite nice with a bit of bunting hanging above it!

I stamped the letters with blue ink onto grey card - then stitched the lot together on the machine - simple as you like!

Whaddya reckon? Someone must have liked it as it sold on Folksy within a few hours!
I made a driftwood boat this morning - the first in a while - using a great piece of ply with brilliant red paint on it. I love how the paint flakes in certain areas and the holes along the bottom - probably wouldn't float very well this one!

For a change I didn't use any washers on this one: the 'wheelhouse' already had a hole in it, and I wanted to make use of a fishing rod float that I'd found on the beach - at least that's what I think it is - the pink buoy above! Then I made a few more buoys from polystyrene balls. The rings are
further beach finds - I am getting over my plastic phobia!!

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Finally, I thought I'd share this with you....

Steve decided to get the boys' old cot down from the loft: we've converted it into a little daybed and put it in our bedroom - sweet, huh? The gorgoeous crochet garland is by Emma Lamb....

...and this lovely romantic cushion cover is by Betsy Jarvis. I bought it for Steve for Christmas, but bottled out of giving it to him in front of everyone as I thought it a bit slushy - and that's not me at all!


  1. i could quite easily sit here a life time looking at your sweet drift wood boats!
    i love them! truly madly deeply! hehe ;0)x

  2. we have a cot very similar to this and used it as a wee sofa after our babies grew out it. We have no where for it in our present home, however when we move to the Black Isle in the summer, I will be making space for it again. It's the original 'flat pack' or fold flat furniture, only Victorian and beautiful!

  3. Sweet little houses, I love them and the bunting.
    Julie xxxxxxx

  4. I love your makes - they remind me so much of Cornish summer holidays.

  5. I definitely need one of your lovely boats in my life... I will start saving and try and clear a spot to put one :) x

  6. Your makes are amazing - you have such a good eye fora design!

  7. I totally understand why your cottage was a sold out!Simply wonderful!
    The cot also looks amazing!
    I like bringing life into old things, myself.
    Keep on!

  8. Wow a couple of hours - the bunting is a great little touch.

    .....I love your cushion.

  9. Evening. Very productive I must say. Puts me to shame. I am very pleased you have got over your plastic phobia- all those bits of flotsam and jetsam need to be reused or they'll make the beaches look grubby. Thank you for tidying up Cornwall so well! Ax

  10. hiya-
    I was clearing out the cupboard in the utility room and found a bag of about 20 paintbrush handle "fishes" I'd put there for you!
    Do you still want them- they're mainly resin ones, not wood.
    If so, just send me your address and I'll pop them in the post, and if problem

  11. Oh I love everything in this post! I'm harbouring a dream of buying a bit of something from you for the salon. I'm planning to have a summer look and a winter look so that my clients don't get bored. I'm thinking one of your pieces would be lovely for the summer look... Eeeekkkk! xxxx

  12. I love your creations Kirsty. They have a way of making one feel very welcome and at home.

  13. You are quite possibly the most inventive person ever!!
    I love all your creations and that cot into a daybed is an amazing idea, you and your hubby are so clever!!

    Micki x

  14. Lovely creative gorgeous items all our crafts, bring out the true joy and love in our homes, and yours reflect that beautifully.
    Lynn xxx

  15. That boat cover looks great. And it also fits well on the boat. Look like it is part of the boat already, just like the convertable car. Nice.
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