I thought that since there has not been a great deal of creating being done here lately I'd show you part 1 of the build-a-room saga.
The outside is pretty much finished now, maybe just a few little things to finish off and I can't wait to get moving on the interior.
It feels like it has been ages since we started and it will be great to not have dangerous power/sharp tools around (makes playing out the back a little risky for the little fishes) so I'm hoping the next phase doesn't take as long.
I'm quite good at using a saw and a caulking gun and have discovered that air compressor tools are pretty cool. Next I'll be learning how to line a ceiling! We have done all the work ourselves so far with help from my dad (thanks dad!) and if nothing goes badly wrong we should be able to do the rest ourselves as well.
we found the 3 windows at a secondhand shop but had a lot of trouble finding a door. Mr Fish really wanted a sliding door and we were going to have to settle on a normal door as they are as rare as hens teeth around here (possibly rarer), then he decided he really, really wanted one so we ordered a new sliding door and I'm glad we did as it lets a lot of light in to the room. The door along with the big windows along the same wall make it almost an entire wall of glass so the light will be lovely and the view out to the backyard will make it easy to keep an eye on the little fishes.
We made sure to have a decent amount of wall between the windows as that's where the TV and cabinet are going and we didn't want to have it squashed in. So the view from the lounge (when it finally goes in!) will be out towards the garden as well as the tele!
My next job will be painting the outside (yup I'm the painter at this place) and eventually the whole house will get a fresh coat but the new cladding needs to be done soonish and then the rest will get done in good time.
I have been doing a bit of sewing and am halfway through a square table topper for a friend. The princess dress for little fish is all sewn up (I did a trial with some test fabric as the pattern has not been sewn before and the trial one is quite nice so she can wear that too!)
Will try to remember to take some pictures ;)