Over Friday and Saturday we had 280mm of rain due to Cyclone Marcia. We went to bed on Friday night and woke up to find one of the trees in our paddock had fallen over. It had been leaning for a while and at some stage in the past some one had lit a fire at the base of it, so it was never in the best of health, but it was still sad to see it go.
There was a poor snake living in the base of the tree and he did not escape in time when it fell over.
Thankfully it will be no work at all for Hubby who is an arborist and in 12 months or so it will be providing the new owners of this house with a supply of firewood (assuming we have sold by then of course).
We were flooded in most of Saturday which did not really matter since we had planned to have a day at home doing some bits and pieces in preparation for putting our house on the market.
One of the projects was to re hang all of the pictures on our walls. But there were 2 walls where we really needed large pieces of art to fill and balance the space. I did not want to spend lots of money on art and had originally planned to do a painting for one wall but I was not feeling inspired so I opted for a quick and simple fix. Covering canvases in fabric.
Because I already had a canvas I just needed to buy one more and some fabric. Then it was just a simple matter of using my staple gun to attache the fabric to the canvas wrapping it around tightly and stapling on the back.
I chose 1 fabric printed with birds and the second with words. In total I spent just over $30 for these two large pieces of art and when I am done I can either change the fabric and use it for something else and use the canvas to paint on when inspiration finally hits.
Here are the finished products:
How did you spend your weekend?