Thank you for all your comments on my last couple of blog posts, I really love reading them and appreciate the time you take to post them. I will try and reply back if you have an e-mail when time allows and my stupid RSI stops playing up (really must go to the Drs about it but keep putting it off :-(). Regarding the comments section, have you tried turning off your spam protection password on your blog? I did a while ago to make it quicker for people to comment here and have hardly had any spam issues at all, I think I have had one spam that got through the system in the 6 months I have had it turned off.
Anyway enough of my tech talk, back to the little beach hut :-) A little while ago I showed you some curtains I created for a very special house that arrived in our garden. I have been wanting to get the kiddies a little playhouse for years but put if off due to the price of them but recently saw an offer at B&Q for one that was £99. Nearly £100 is still a lot of money but I know that if I buy an outside toy for the kids they will spend hours playing with it. Over the years we have bought them a sand pit, a trampoline and and little water/sand table and they play with these items for hours and hours plus keep the kiddies away from the TV and out in the fresh air - bonus :-)
This little hut was originally plain wood but I wanted to create a mini beach hut for them so I got my paint brushes and paint out. I bought some cream wood paint and to save money on the blue paint I bought a little tester pot of that and added the cream paint to it.
I have planted some Sweet Williams around it so they can cut their own flowers in the summer and I carpeted the inside to make it all cozy. I will show you the inside after a few more of the creations in my head come to fruition :-)
I got this cute little door sign commissioned, it was created by the very talented Handcrafted by Picto. This is just so cute and perfectly us with the toadstools, daisies, dragonflies and a little ladybird and caterpillar pootling (love that word at the moment for some reason - not even sure if it an actual word) along the bottom. What made it even more special is that I bought it from someone locally, she only lives down the road and I met her at a local supermarket to collect it - we had a lovely chat, she really is a lovely lady. I found her on a group I created on Facebook for local artists to network. The group is called East Anglian Artists, pop in if you are local and would like to join and share in the fun :-)