There’s been some kitchen rearranging recently – Grandad’s door (he carted it around with him for years – it’s quite narrow, a lovely syruppy colour and very useful – since bequeathing it to me, it has been a sewing table and an Abby desk) has found itself a new life as a kitchen benchtop.  It lays atop the two little Ikea kitchen trolleys we have, adding a heap of much needed workspace.  And, underneath, I nattily straddled a Gorm shelf (also Ikea) between the two kitchen trolleys – fitting it just right so that the Gorm edges slotted into the trolley slats – and that’s where our mixer now lives.

All this usefulness inspired Jules to tackle our atrocious pantry on Saturday afternoon – everything was emptied, sorted, condensed, labelled and replaced with a precision that has never before been seen in Bootville!  Abby and I formed the “pantry-organisation-cheersquad” and camped out on the sofa in the kitchen nook with sewing supplies, a label maker and plenty of unsolicited advice.  It was the best kind of family togetherness.  Lots of giggling, lots of silliness, lots of love.

Next weekend – we’re (or I should say, Jules) is converting the clutter of the adjacent laundry into a walk in pantry … ooooh!

:: hard at it ::

:: the wools for a needlepointed red mare ::

:: mult-tasking … stitching, whilst providing advice on what kind of sugar THAT unnamed container holds::

:: oh my, do I love our ipad for reading patterns … need it bigger? no problem! ::

:: chief label maker ::

:: and felt doll maker (my only contribution is to sew the heads to the bodies) ::

:: yes mum, that’s our pantry ::



kitchen time

3 thoughts on “kitchen time

  • August 15, 2011 at 11:21 am

    I want to see a picture of The door of many uses in its latest incarnation.

  • August 15, 2011 at 11:44 am

    Wow, is that your little Abby making those labels. Lock up your sons mothers!!!!!!!!. She is looking gorgeous. The tapestry looks great and so does your pantry. Please, please send the pantry restorer to our home.

    Blessings Gail

  • August 17, 2011 at 5:22 pm

    I am sooooo impressed with the kitchen and pantry – WOW!!

    Abby is looking just gorgeous :-)

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