I’ve been very lackadaisical about posting a blog post or two over the last few days, or reading and commenting on yours and/or other folks blog posts. Sorry about that. I’m here to explain that there is a very good reason for this … so – read on dear reader, read on . . .
We moved into our incy wincy, teeny tiny, little wittle cottage over 6 years ago now, and from the moment I saw the already converted garage – no garage door anymore, a lovely wooden floor and spotlights in the ceiling. No draughts, large double glazed window with a double glazed door, and all this sited in the back garden, across the decking – well, I knew that whatever the cottage looked like, THIS craft room was going to be mine.
However … I’ve longed, from that moment, for the room to be painted white inside. It was and always has been since we moved in, been a delicate shade of lavender. Not a bad colour by any means, but just not the right colour for me. I longed for an antique sort of white which was soft on the eye and which I found relaxing and inspiring.
I dropped hints every now and again. I even added this request to my Christmas List to Father Christmas, but it was missed off the presents left by F.Christmas, and hints never hit the spot.
BUT . . . about 3 months ago Mr. Cobs suddenly said that he was going to put me some better shelving in my craft room! (Be still my beating heart). I gasped in
shock loving surprise and gazed all starry-eyed at my craft room walls, imagining the new shelves.
Now Mr. Cobs isn’t someone who rushes at jobs. I have to put in a request several weeks before I’m in need of something, so I knew that I’d likely have to wait for a short while for the said shelves to appear – but I began to kind of sort out my crafty things. Moving stuff about, making piles of this, that and the other, all of them waiting, waiting, waiting – bit like being 42 weeks pregnant when you hoped to go into labour at week 39.
Suddenly, himself BURST into action earlier this week (during a bout of it not raining for a change!) and after measuring (several times) and informing me of what he thought was the right shelving system for me …. and me agreeing or suggesting perhaps a tweak here and there – I decided that I would chance my arm and see if perhaps, before he put up the said new shelving, would he, perhaps, maybe, be open to taking up a paint brush and splashing some paint around in order to turn lavender walls into white ones. And . . . . . . . . . HE’S DOING IT!!! He’s actually painting the Craft Room! Oh joy of joys thy name is Cobs Snr!
Ohhh dear reader 😀 I cannot explain how amazing the room feels when I go into it. It’s bright, uplifting but restful and the positive vibes are incredible. AND …. … the new shelving system looks wonderful. There’s still things to do, and still all the putting back of all the crafty stash etc to be taken care of, but … it’s all this moving, changing, painting, putting up shelving, altering, (and still waiting for an extra bit of shelving and then possible moving of a couple of things around) – which has kept me away from posting. I haven’t been able to properly get into the craft room, and the dining room table is filled to capacity with all the crafty stuff which has had to be moved from the craft room, in order for painting to take place – so no crafty thing has been produced to share with you here
So … my apologies that I’ve missed some of your posts over the last week or so. I will attempt to catch up at some point. But a combination of Mr. C., paint, brushes, and creations of a totally different sort than normal … and also because I’ve been far too excited about this [almost] Alice in Wonderland happening, has kept me from being able to do anything other than be child-like excited about my craft room being decorated.
I’m kind of here … I’m just not quite all there. (but you knew that already). lol
Oh … and in the middle of all this Little Cobs had a Birthday, and I hosted a Birthday Party here at Cobweb Towers – and had to hide all the craft stash which has been sitting on the dining room table! It was all hidden really well. In fact so well that I’m not sure we’ve found it all again! LOL.
Anyhoo … normal service will be resumed once everything is back to normal. Until then … please take very good care of yourself.
Sending love and squidges ~