landscaping

81/100: 100 Days of Making

New entry deck almost!!

Well he’s hard at it again today after a full day yesterday. Maurice loves doing these carpentry jobs… I think he missed his calling. He had such an eye for detail and is willing to take the time it takes to get it right. He’s even using the ratchet straps from […]

74/100: 100 Days of Making

The site supervisor is back!

Reggie loves overseeing the makeover of the entry courtyard. Progress is a little slow but we are getting there!! This project basically involves gutting the entry courtyard before the fun part of rebuilding can begin. We have been unsure of what the new design will look like and took the […]

70/100: 100 Days of Making

Half an hour is all it takes!

This morning I was out early, paint brush in hand, refreshing some timber work as part of our entry courtyard makeover. I often find that just a small amount of mindless creative play first thing, helps set the tone for the day. These posts are painted in the […]

64/100: 100 Days of Making

YAY!! Entry Courtyard Makeover!!

This project had been on “The List” for several years now and we have finally started!!! If you have visited Ministry of Handmade, you’d recognise this spot by our front entry. All the vegetation (Strelizias and Liriopes) has been removed and replanted down by the fire pit. The timber screen will […]

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33/100: 100 Days of Making

Another recycled wire basket put to good use! I created a new planter using an old wire basket that had originally been wrapped in banana leaf. (This is a cousin to the wire basket that became a bird bath in the post from Day 8.)

I am on a mission to use up the odd […]

8/100: 100 Days of Making

Our new budget birdbath for our remodelled backyard! We are next to a park and back onto bush so we have lots of birdlife all around us. I was keen to make a birdbath to provide water for the birds on hot days and also add some interest to the garden. The base is […]