Now that the weather is getting warmer outside, Mrs McGregor has been more willing to get outside, enjoy some sunshine and get back into her arts and crafts. A couple of years ago my son and I built a log cabin for Mrs McGregor so she can get out of the house and focus on her crafts; since then she has created some beautiful cards, jewellery pieces for herself and our daughter and so much more.
However, when we reopened the doors of the cabin for the first time this year, it looked a bit dreary. Mrs McGregor gave me one of those looks and I knew instantly it was time to some decorating. As the cabin is quite small, we thought having a light coloured paint would work best, and then it is a blank canvas for Mrs McGregor do as she pleases.
Since the cabin was decorated and looked like it had only just been built it was time for Mrs McGregor to wave her magic wand and dress the room to her liking. It has become her little sanctuary, I’m sure we won’t see her again (means more time down the allotment for me)!
It was quite messy when we first stepped in and so we bought some conservatory furniture including a conservatory side table, which has two deep drawers, perfect for keeping those loose materials out of the way. A new chair had to be bought as well, the cold winter weather had played its part and the old one didn’t look safe to sit on.
However, just buying the practical necessities isn’t good enough when it comes to my wife, and after I tell you what else was bought, you will understand why I don’t think I will ever see her again. There are only a few small windows in the cabin and so light is essential. A new Mews oak mirror is now hanging on the back wall, which helps reflect the light and make it a brighter place for her to do her crafts. There is also a little wicker sofa at the back of the cabin (it was put there for our children to sit and watch their mum, but it is rarely used now). So Mrs McGregor thought it needed sprucing up to look more welcoming, with the hope that the children will come in more often. A new cross stitch gold throw, has been placed neatly on the wicker frame, dressed with some cushions. Some curtains are now dressing the windows, and Mrs McGregor is now looking for the perfect rug.
Guess it is time for me to get myself down to the allotment!