Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Laundry room

Time to do the laundry!
I am nearly done with the laundry room.
The little pegs tried my patience but I suppose you only learn by struggling!

I will eventually replace the washing mashine with a bought one. I don’t think I’ll be able to create a believable replica.

I am pleased with the way the scoop in the laundry detergent turned out. I was so inspired by the results that I also made a wooden spoon, spatula and an egg lifter.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Little Laundry Room

I found this absolutely inspiring photo by Simon Bevan here

It is indeed pretty!

Well, I started wondering how it would look in a smaller size. Since I can't have it in the real size (our laundry still working fine and no excuse to rip the tiles out...). The idea kept growing in my head...

Need an ironing board...

Which fabric shall I use?

And then LOTS and LOTS of other stuff!
Like a scoop for the detergent... took me a long time drilling and sanding.

Boxes and bottles and containers, I could not wait to see how it will ll fit together... even though the unfinished washing machine is upside down.

Finished a laundry basket, with dirty laundry....

Only a few things left to do.

Julie & Julia September 11th

Just before going through the gate to board my plane at Dublin Airport, I did some last minute duty free shopping. I bought handkerchiefs (the old fashioned Irish Linen kind...) they make beautiful sheets and tablecloths in miniature, and a book by Nora Ephron. Of course it is' Julie & Julia', the newly made movie which I have not seen yet. Actually, I have seen 'the kitchen', which is charming, but had no idea what the story was about.

I started reading the minute I had fastened my seat belt; Two things struck me forcefully... the first was the date, and I was only reminded when I got to the part where Julie refers to ground zero, and 9/11.

It was the 11th of September, I mean the date that I was sitting on the plane was actually 11th of September, and there I was reading a book about the 11th of September. And there was nothing I could do about it, the door was closed and I could see tiny little freight carriers, way below on the choppy Irish sea!

Now I am not normally a superstitious person, but... Coincidence? Perhaps not... No wonder I managed to get a booking on such short notice. Well, I made it to Turkey, and finished the first 200 pages. And thankfully my next flight was on the 12th!

Now we come to the other thing.

It is here that I have to mention that I am a vegetarian. I have been... for 26 years. It was very hard reading those first 200 pages, with all the slaughtering going on, killing and mangling, French dishes or not! I will be hard pressed to go and see the movie, the images in my head were vivid enough. And even though the writing is good, if Julie doesn't stop making meaty dishes in the next 10 pages, that book will be donated to the first carnivore I see.
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