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What are your projects during lockdown

Discussion in 'Cat Chat' started by ewelsh, Apr 29, 2020.


  1. ewelsh

    ewelsh PetForums VIP

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    Thought we could share our projects :D gardens, diy, crafts etc, so let’s see what we have all been up to!
     
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  2. ewelsh

    ewelsh PetForums VIP

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    We have been working on one of our old battered sheds, it was just full of logs, but thanks to Mr Rolan rat, who moved in without paying any rent! we have been forced to sort it.

    From this very old shambles with a roof that leaked, the window was rotten, generally an eye sore.
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    Mr Rolan rat moved out along with all the logs, here I am looking the part :D
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    Got mr Ewelsh busy too of course:Smuggrin
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    A new home for some of the logs, or as @Charity says a huge bug hotel:Hilarious:Hilarious a new window, roof repaired, new pointing plus a few new bricks!
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    I am now working on the inside now! Pictures to follow! :Happy
     
  3. popcornsmum

    popcornsmum Popcorn relaxing!

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    Wow that's amazing and I too thought of a mansion bug hotel! :)

    My project is this entire house and garden! We moved in days before lockdown so have got no flooring at all and the whole house needs painting!
    The garden I've weeded but thats about it and I planted an apple tree and some flowers in tubs to brighten it up as its drab and the fence is broken so we need a new fence too!
    I had to buy these temporary carpet tread stick on things because the stairs had nails in and made such a thump each time the child walked up and down them!

    I cannot wait to get carpets and the house done!!
     

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    I started painting my lounge but didn't get very far. Edged the ceiling and painted, sanded and repainted the bit where I'd yanked off dado rail

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    Made a couple of pieces of jewellery.

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    Want to do a makeover on my garden bench.

    And am trying to grow some plants. So far only the basil is playing.

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    ewelsh PetForums VIP

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    You were lucky moving when you did @popcornsmum what a great way to spend your time - planning your colour scheme :)good to have something to look for to. I love apple trees :D your carpet treads look very tidy, good idea!
     
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    Oh well done @MilleD ceilings are a beast of a job! Love the blue colour, what shade is that?

    oh oh I love that bracelet, please say you have an @Etsy business now?

    Good on you re indoor veg! The tomatoes are always slow and need a lot of light, looking forward to seeing them all eventually on your plate :D
     
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  7. lymorelynn

    lymorelynn UN Peacekeeper in training
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    I'm crocheting a blanket. After admiring one a friend was selling she assured me that I could make one too.
    Lots of errors, I know, and still a work in progress but this is it so far.
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    Hope I can get it finished before the mini beasts start causing havoc :eek::D
     
  8. ChaosCat

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    I worked every day- often even more than without lockdown, so no projects.
    But yours are totally lovely!
     
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    I am making face mask adapters for front-line workers, I've made well over 100 now. The first batch went straight to my daughter's sister-in-law whois a ward sister on a Covid19 ward - they are delighted with them. IMG_20200423_165907_resized_20200423_061103747.jpg
     
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    1. Having a sort out / tidy up - sorting through the various piles of stuff that seem to magically materialize,mainly in the lounge, going through the cupboards etc and sorting through my books (been planning on doing this for ages, want to go through everything so when (if) the time comes that I can move, I will (hopefully) only be taking what I want and use with me)
    2. Giving Bungo (my dog) a clip and tidy up, I did his body, but now I'm working on doing his legs, paws and face, managed one back hip and some of the leg today so he looks rather cock-eyed right now, just need to work on getting his other side done.
    3. Working on a craft kit, the craft is Pixelling or Mosaic Craft - you work on things called plates and basically you make up a picture using lots of tiny squares (called pixels), I have been working on a 16 plate kit and have almost completed plate 14, so hoping to get it finished soon.
    4. I've decided to learn how to play the piano 'properly' and just started that yesterday.
    5. I'm growing some apple trees from seeds, I planted 5 seeds from an apple, 4 have come up and are doing really well.
     
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    Oh wow Lynn that is hours and hours of work, I’m so jealous of your crochet skills, lovely colours. I am sure the mini beasts will be so snuggly in that :Hilarious:Hilarious where will you place that when it’s completed?
     
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    Oh you clever thing you @SusieRainbow what fantastic idea. You deserve a round of applause plus a pretend :Cigar or two

    bravo :D
     
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    @ForestWomble we HAVE to see Bungo :D:Hilarious:Hilarious:Hilarious I bet he is glad no one is out on the streets to see wonky new hair cut :D
     
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    Hope you are getting some chance to unwind.
     
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  15. Psygon

    Psygon Yoshi Tonks! :-)

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    making some cartoon cats...
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    and bowls.
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    But my printer wont print black properly, and my prototype bowls are not working as I intended. So feeling a bit frustrated with my crafting right now!
     
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    I do, thanks! Late afternoons and evenings are mine.
     
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    They are gorgeous!
     
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    I will try to get a picture I promise, I'm having trouble with pictures right now, something is wrong with the camera and the thingy on the computer that takes pictures off the memory card is not working properly either. :confused:
     
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    ewelsh PetForums VIP

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    Don’t be frustrated, as always with you @Psygon they are gorgeous. They good to me! Stick at it x
     
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    Me too :( I'm feeling quite run down (it would help if my lazy furloughed husband would lift a finger while he's at home), so can't wait for the bank holiday next week!
     
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