But first, a few new and funky designs brought to you by the Galleria de Kookeedoo.
Not PMC but a little bit lookey-likey.
Now. Let me just say, thank goodness for the stuff left underneath the hedge, way back down the front of the garden (unused, overgrown, bramble-ridden, sticky-weeded, hidden nettle jungle). I scored a treasure-trove of rust when I decided to excavate in a moment of 'extra seating area' madness. The past owners had used it as a dump, litter-a-ly.
Items unearthed by me and my trusty mattock: one rust-bucket lawn mower, one axe head, one rickety-bockety old pram, lots of big ass tyres!, a jar of brown liquid (eew), screws and nails, washers and tools, dilapidated toy trucks and a tractor that I had great joy in smashing to smithereens (I still have my tractor issues) and a serious amount of inspiration.
So long once-upon-a-time owners. Bye-bye and thank you. You may have been less than forthright about the property, you may have had the DIY skills of one less-than-nimble rat but, you were top-notch litter-bugs. Connoisseurs of trash.
Coming next time - a tutorial of some description.
Telling stories and making jewellery since the days of big hair and eyeliner.