Hello little blog, how are we today?
I just thought I’d update with a few little things!
1) I solved another small kitchen conundrum. We had this funny half cupboard above the stove. The vent for the fan runs up through it so it’s kind of awkward, but the narrow shelf made it perfect for spices…
….if you only had a few spices (that picture is actually really old, it got way worse). Because this cupboard is pretty high, I couldn’t see into that deep bit on the right so rummaging for herbs and spices was just difficult and a bit dangerous (picture bottles of herbs falling on my head!).
There are a million ways I could have solved this that would have been niftier (mounting a baking sheet to the back of the cupboard and using magnetic tins like Ainhoa!) or prettier (decanting them all into matching glass containers with pretty labels), but…. I just found a cheap spice rack that would fit in the cupboard and screwed it into the vent housing (Don’t worry, first I made sure the screws were short enough not to damage the vent itself!). I can still reach the top shelf on tip toes and at least I can see what I’m doing now!
Now that they’re more accessible, I actually love that cupboard, it’s such a handy place for herbs, right in reach of the hob.
2) Lookie what arrived in the post! A pretty scalloped edged postcard from a friend and….
Hooray and huzzah! Mr V ordered me the Sewaholic Cambie dress pattern last week and it’s already arrived. It’s my most ambitious sewing project to date (at least the two quilts I’ve made are all straight lines) so I expect to be clocking most of my spare time right here, probably swearing at my poor sewing machine. I hope it works out!
3) Sneak peek of the latest addition to the living room! I love it and will be writing a post all about it pretty soon (bearing in mind point 2 above!).
What’s new with you this week?