This beautiful lamp stands proudly in my lounge and even takes low energy bulbs, so it can stay on all night. This is my Tuesday Treasure hosted by Melody, sadly we lost Dad in Oct 2009 but I have so many of his lovely lamps, clocks and other treasures that he is around all the time.
We are still up in the early 30'sC unbelievably warm for October. DD has her best friend and little 4 year old staying with her at the moment, so after yet another hospital appointment we went to Calpe for lunch then on to the beach. I had quite forgotten the wonder and joy a 4 year old can radiate by slipping into his cossie and jumping around in the very warm rock pools and making sand pies and castles, it certainly made his day. DD joined them in the pools and then presented me with a teeny tiny shell and a pretty pebble, so really I can have two Tuesday's treasure today!
I even managed some crafting time at the weekend and played around with basket making, it was quite time consuming, but then again what isn't? and sticky with the glue, but I was pleased with the final results after trying various different threads. We also made the contents of the baskets, with the exception of the cat!
(Thimble used for scale)
The Alibarba basket has a removable lid
I mentioned knitting the little shopping bag a couple of posts ago, so it was sewed up and a leather handle added. The other hand bags are made from faux suede and are very soft. All in all quite productive.