Monthly Archives: May 2013

15 minute (ehh almost…) princess bed

Here’s an easy peasy way to make your little one happy when she asks for a princess bed and you have neither time nor inclination to go to the shops.

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I used a piece of netting from ikea, but you could use any sheer fabric. You will also need two old hangers, some scrap fabric, glue and a hook. Cut off the hook on one hanger and wrap fabric around both of them.

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Tie them together forming a cross, and drape fabric over. Hang a hook from the ceiling, if you need to adjust the height use some string or ribbon. I thought I might collect some pretty things like butterflies, stars or flowers to hang from the hangers a bit like a mobile….
Our weekend place is coming together slowly but surely. The girls have a mini bedroom each, which is more than they have in town. So far though they refuse to sleep in separate rooms but perhaps this will do the trick?!

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Green roof and island days

Spring has finally arrived and I have been busy… Work, work, work and even a little fun! Have to show you this green roof that we’ve just finished laying down. Here it is half done.

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I managed to get a stomach bug, so lifting the 50kg sections of soil and sedum was pretty exhausting. But I had great help from two strong guys who were on the roof laying it right, whilst my dad and I did the ground work. Sedum is great as a green roof, they are little leaf succulents so don’t require much maintenance (no mowing for example) once installed. And they do come in pretty handy sections so it wasn’t too hard to handle for two. Really pleased with the results! More pics to come of the house further on, we might even finish it this summer:)

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The sedum squares delivered on pallets to a nearby rock. Lucky there is a man with a crane on a boat nearby…

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We (as in them) pulled the sections up to roof height on a home made construction made of two boards and half a pallet. We did offer safety gear I would like to add. Unfortunately we couldn't make them wear it. Much relief when it was done and everyone safe.

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