Still waiting and time’s up. Tomorrow is the new d-day, also known as induction day. I can tell this one is going to be stubborn because she just doesn’t want to come out. So I’m having one last cup of (caffeine free) tea in my favourite colourful mug before trying for an early night. I don’t know how much sleep I’ll actually get though. I’ve also been knitting the baby blanket I started so long ago, just to have something to keep me occupied so top myself from going crazy. Unfortunately I still haven’t finished it, even with all this extra time. Maybe for the next baby!
Painting the window frames today. Almost finished with the bedroom.
Still painting so here is a partially done room with partially empty paint tins.
I forgot to take a photo at 10am this morning, but this is what we have been doing all day, painting our bedroom. We only got the primer on, but already it looks so much better. Also loving our makeshift curtains!
We originally just wanted to paint the nursery, but then we expanded to the hallway, to the master bedroom, and now the living room and entrance way. In the process we’ve been patching the walls, ripping up the horrible skirting boards, doing some rewiring (there was a switch on the wall that didn’t even go anywhere), relocating weirdly positioned power points (4 clustered together halfway up and right in the middle of a wall) and of course accumulating all sorts of different paint (primer, ceiling paint semi-gloss for skirting boards & windows, top coat for walls). And I thought that painting would just involve painting. Silly me. I can’t wait to get rid of the horrible green.
Little origami hearts for Valentine’s Day. I used to make these a lot when I was bored in class.
At the moment all spaces in the house are pretty messy. We’re in the process of getting lots of things around the house done. The husband generally likes very modern, clean lines and mostly minimalistic, whereas I like colour and patterns and different textures. Luckily he likes these little origami lanterns so I hang them in the bedroom and we can both be happy. Eventually I’ll get rid of the horrible green walls. This house needs a lot of work before I’ll actually feel like it’s my space.
Manmade by the husband. The most views on this site are for this amazing shoe rack made of PVC pipe the husband made when he was between jobs. It took him a while to do and weighs an absolute tonne. Luckily only two bits fell off during the last move and glued on again quite easily. Here is settled in at its new home.
Here are my pretty lanterns all lit up. I would have preferred to have the warmer yellow lights but unfortunately Bunnings doesn’t have a very big range when it comes to fairy lights. The white lights look pretty good with this pattern though.
We went out to dinner with the husband’s family to celebrate his birthday and his sister’s birthday (about a week apart). I thought this was a cute card that his sister got for him. I could definitely make a DIY version of this.
Hooray! Some origami lanterns are finally up. Expect many more pictures of these in the future with better lighting. I love all the pretty colours and patterns.
I’m a bit over folding, so I’ve decided to take a break and start blowing up the lanterns and putting them up. I really like how they’ve turned out and I think they’ll look really great on the walls. I’m well on the way to finishing something at last! Although I don’t think the husband really likes me leaving them in the middle of the living room floor while I’m putting it all together.
I’ve been doing more folding for my paper lanterns, which I am determined to finish in the next month. I love the pretty colours. The striped pattern is probably my favourite. Only about 120 more to fold before I’m done.
We were in the city for the comedy festival to see Lawrence Leung (who I love by the way) and walked past this installation of yarn Federation Square. It must have taken a long time to put up because it was massive and went along the whole wall. I love how colourful it is and that there are so many random things like these in the city from time to time. I could totally do something like this at home, I mean if the husband let me, which I’m pretty sure he would not!
It is the first year that Melbourne had the White Night festival, which is an all night arts festival. There were some amazing things to see and my favourite was probably the light projections along Flinders Street. I’ve never seen the train station looking so pretty. With the weather being balmy and the event being free, the city was totally packed. I’ve never seen so many people before in the city, even on new year’s eve. It was just insane! I think because there were so many people it was really hard to get around and see the things we wanted to see. I would only go again next year if it’s a little better organised and probably head out in the early hours like 3 or 4am when things were a little less crazy. That being said, a pretty good effort for the first time in Melbourne.
I’ve been adding more patterns to the collection of growing origami lanterns. It almost seems like a shame when I have to blow them up into proper lanterns because they look so pretty in their current state.
I just keep folding these things for my lantern project. It’s actually kind of therapeutic because it keeps my hands busy, but doesn’t require much brain power. I’ll get it done eventually, but I’m not in a rush to do it. I’m also sad that I didn’t think of getting origami paper from Daiso because it would have been more ideal for the project. The paper I got is a touch thick, but the colours and patterns are pretty. Luckily the fairy lights I got are LEDs and super bright, so hopefully they will still look good.
I am also pleased because when I can’t think of anything to take photos of, these look great!
I’m still working on that DIY lantern project. I really like the pattern on these ones.
My friend took me out for dinner and gave me this amazing birthday gift. It’s a metal tree with little magnets on it and the design is called Blatterbaum (German? Swedish?). Love the wrapping paper too. I’m not sure what to use it for yet, either photos, hanging jewellery, or maybe to put my goals on for the year. Either way it’s really cool and definitely a gift that suits me. Thanks friend =)
Our friends came back from Taiwan and got the guys some awesome robots. They’re made of paper and it was hilarious watching them trying to put them together as the instructions were vague and not in English. However, they succeeded despite my very vocal doubts. They look pretty cute.