Monday, 22 February 2010

Show & Tell!

Ok ... finally there's been some action around the Meares' Madhouse, even with all the socialising we did on the weekend! Both my Beloved Geek Boy and I got stuck in around the house yesterday and finished not only our household chores, but also a couple of special projects.

Before I show you what GB finished on the weekend, I need to remind you of the back-story ... Do you remember me showing you this photo when we renovated our kitchen?

Sadly the pretty plant is no longer with us - a nasty little bug thingy chewed through the stem below the surface and my poor plant went to Plant Heaven. SIGH! I just don't seem to have much luck with indoor plants! However ... I digress!! I commented at the time that this wall looked a little blank and I'd have to find something to jazz it up. So, fast forward to a couple of weeks ago when I received my yummy new Tilda books in the mail. You'll remember the event, cos I think my Happy Dancing registered at about 8 on the Richter scale! Tee! Hee! Hee! One of the photos I shared with you was this one ...


And I confessed to having china-display shelf-envy whilst drooling over the pretty display at the top right of the page pictured here. Well ... for Valentine's Day, my usually-not-very-romantic, doesn't-believe-in-overcommercialised-holidays/events GB took himself off to the hardware shop to buy some timber, spent a busy day ensconced in his father's workshop (we don't have a decent shed for him to play in!) and made me this ...


Isn't it FABULOUS!!! I was SOOOOOOOOOOO happy with it ... GB got smothered in smoochies and nearly had his ribs broken with happy hugs! :0) I haven't been able to show you before now, cos he was waiting for the glue to dry on the dowel rods before painting ... then it rained and was bad paint-drying weather ... so Sunday was the first chance he had to paint it a nice glossy white for me to match my face-lifted hutch. I am SO keeping my GB! :0) I even have some extra space up on those top shelves for future additions to my pretty china collection - YAY! Hey Lovely Lilly Linda ... MORE collectibles fairs!! Tee! Hee! Hee! Thank you for a PERFECT Valentine's Day giftie, Sweetie!!

And if you look up between the teapots (I seem to have a bit of a teapot fetish!!) you'll see the project that I finished. It's a little bear from a pattern in the same Tilda book that the china rack photo was in. He's a slightly primitive ... in a pretty way ... bear made to look a bit bedraggled and in need of a cuddle and a bikkie. I imagine he'll find BOTH in my kitchen! :0) Here's a closer look ...


He's not very big, he'd fit inside the teapot. In fact ... I think I will christen him "Teacup"!

So ... there you go ... they're the projects finished in the Meares' Madhouse in the last 24 hours. I also made some progress on a companion project to my shabby patchwork hearts, so stay tuned for a pattern release in the not-too-distant future. And now ... I'm off to cook some dinner before heading off to our After Five Monday night rehearsal - LA, LA, LA, LA, LAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHH!!!
Til next time ...

BEAR HUGS!

CHEERS!
KRIS

17 comments:

Amanda said...

Aren't you the lucky one! My DH is wonderful in so many ways, but practical he isn't; there's no way he could just 'knock up' something like that. It looks great, and perfect for your lovely china. And what a cute bear too. I've never made a bear, but I've got a couple of Tilda books so ought to have a go.

By Hoki Quilts said...

Ooooooo Kris, does DH realise he has just given you a licence to shop? A few more trios maybe *wink*, ooo and then there's Willow Pattern, Delft oh the list goes on tee hee. Have fun
hugs = Miche'le

Mistea said...

Such a cute little bear in his new home among all the pretties, he really fits in. Just gorgeous creations from you and your GB. Enjoy

Tereasa said...

Great eye candy Kris. The Tilda books are wonderful, I have them all!! 'Teacup' is lovely, must make one to add to my teddy collection.

Tudy said...

How neat it looks on that wall.

Wendy B said...

Isnt it wonderful...the GB knows just how to please!!!
Love 'Teacup'...he's soooo adorable....fits in just perfekt!!!!
XXX Sugary hugs
Wendy :O)

Gail said...

Such a lucky girl you are! I should think you'd keep him! I love the blue and white, course I loved the pink and white too!

Bev C said...

You lucky thing,having that built especially for you and Teacup. Have a wonderful week.

Bev.

Elizabeth said...

I love, love, love your blue patterned china and what a lovely place to display it. GB did a magnificent job. Little Teacup is adorable. Thanks for showing your fun goodies!

Love Bears All Things said...

Love GB's project and gift to you for Valentine's Day. And the bear..Teacup is a great name..He would be right at home on my hutch with all my Teapots.
Mama Bear

Anna Rosa Designs said...

Hi Kris,
Your new unit looks fantastic, especially with that great collection of crockery on it!
My DH (dear hubby) is very handy with just about anything except wood. Maybe we could share our DH's around. lol
Hugs,
Anna

Joy said...

Oh Kris he's SUCH a hunny to do that for you ... and a very CLEVER hunny at that!!! LOVE it and I'm so jealous, cos I drew one up for my DH to make about 2 years ago ... still waiting LOL.
Hugs,
Joy :o)

Beeeme! said...

You may just have come up with a new PRODUCT and marketing strategy Kris...!

introducing..."TEACUP TEDDIES!" The cutest little bears on the china rack! Of course that's not the only place they live...and work... :-)

Ok your turn in the chain story!

Kerryanne English said...

Wow, that was romantic!!
Just perfect for your kitchen too Kris. Now you can justify the antique fairs [giggle]. Of course it would be wrong NOT to fill it after GB went to the trouble of making it for you.
Love the Tilda bear too.
Hugs ~ Kerryanne

ittybittyandpretty said...

brilliant!! i want to kiss him too! well done, it looks wonderful and you must just admire it every time you step in your kitchen.
xxrosey

toni said...

Oh so lovely, it WAS worth waiting to see your Valentine's gift!!! Teacup is so sweet, I love the fabric you've used! toni xxx

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

You have been one spoilt girl by your GB...looks great Kris..

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