So, at the start of the festive break I made a list of all the projects and repair jobs which I had been failing to get around to doing in the hope that I would get some (but definitely not all) of them crossed off before returning to work. In the end, I got quite a lot of the little ones done, but didn’t make a dent into the big projects or the crafty things… I have a good excuse, though, and if you skip to the last item on the last list you will find out what it is!
- Adjust the various dresses in my wardrobe which are waiting to be made wearable.
- Spackle hairline cracks in the kitchen ceiling.
Sort the gap in the bedroom coving.
- Clean up the replastering splatters from the living room ceiling.
- Replace the manky bathroom carpet with something hair dye resistant.
- Frame the assorted prints I’ve got lying around.
- Hang Steve’s dinosaur garland.
- Come up with some pretty way of covering up where the cooker hood used to be.
Adjust the wonky kitchen cupboard doors.
- Decide what to do about the cracked lie in in the living room (replaster? somehow repair? cover with bumpy wallpaper?).
- Paint the new strip of skirting board.
File away about six months’ worth of bills and official letters.
- Create some artwork for the bathroom.
- Find a solution to Steve’s mountains of Stuff.
Clear out my old T-shirts to either the charity shop, the bin or my scrap fabric box. Do a blogroll. Generally spruce up the blog.
- Make some sort of print with Glow in the Dark paint.
- Make curtains for the living room; possibly blinds for the kitchen.
Do a post involving the first photo I ever took.
- Repair my two favourite work dresses, both of which have split on the left side.
Touch up the paint under the new windowsills.
- Turn vintage suitcase into a coffee table.
Do something with the enormous canvas I’ve had lying around for months on end, thanks to a brief and crazy idea that a huge painting could be the solution to the cracked lie in dilemma (donating to it to Simon).
- Replace the seal around the bath.
- Tighten the buttons on my winter jacket, all of which are one big dinner away from bursting off.
- Replace fusty linings in two vintage display cases.
- Get the doorbell fixed.
Also, I forgot about these:
Change address for Premium Bonds.
- Switch back to Pay as You Go.
Send window invoice and receipts to the heritage folk so they’ll pay me my grant! Generally touch up iffy paint jobs around the flat.
And these ones took me by surprise:
Replace kitchen light fitting when the old one makes a loud popping noise, blows a fuse and one of the bulbs appears to melt. Order photo prints for exhibition and create a hell of a lot of illustrations in a hurry!