Category Archives: A New DIY

Do you Trust Atoms?

It’s a play: ‘Trusting Atoms: the Last Trials of Ludwig Boltzmann’, a tragic science play, no less. Locked in a conflict over the existence of atoms, 19th century physics and philosophy become personal, like all other human endeavour. I first … Continue reading

Posted in A New DIY, A Passing Thought, About a Book | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Hatty New Year

We stayed up for the New Year and celebrated at home. To keep us occupied, we had a drink, some exciting snacky foods, and watched films. But this wasn’t going to be enough tokeep me busy, so I made miniature … Continue reading

Posted in A New DIY | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Dragon Pumpkin

Because I’m building up to the excitement of Halloween, I carved our pumpkin today. So whilst pumpkin soup is simmering away in the kitchen, we have this monster sitting on our window sill. I usually do faces, but I wanted … Continue reading

Posted in A New DIY | Leave a comment

Say “Hello”, Frank

Halloween is coming up, so naturally the Husband and I have been working very hard on our Halloween costumes. Unusually, mine is not the most elaborate. In my efforts to make the boy dress up in a rabbit onesie, we … Continue reading

Posted in A New DIY | Leave a comment

Grass

I have just strimmed the entire garden! And then, for good measure, I started dusting down my soggy grassy boots with Guy’s polishing brush, and suddenly decided I might as well go ahead and polish my Doc Martins!

Posted in A New DIY | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A Rose by Any Other Name

We bought an orange-coloured climbing rose this summer. First all the rose heads dropped off, then it grew taller, and now the flowers have opened out again. I’m trying to persuade it to climb up our arch, but it prefers … Continue reading

Posted in A New DIY | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Take a Seat

So I finished the sofa cover. I went nuts over the weekend and did lots. On Saturday evening I finished all the rough pieces and guide stitching and dumped the fabric in a pile on the desk beside the radiator… … Continue reading

Posted in A New DIY | Leave a comment

About a Boot

It all came about because Guy decided to smoke his shisha pipe. Yeah, that sounds innoculous, but when we were in uni he had it confiscated by the porters. When we started dating he asked me to go to the … Continue reading

Posted in A New DIY | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Sofa Cover Project

A while ago, I bought a giant roll of dark blue chenille fabric. It wasn’t easy to find, but I was determined to find a dark blue chenille. I wasn’t trying to match a particular shade, I just wanted something … Continue reading

Posted in A New DIY | Tagged , , | Leave a comment