Tuesday, 23 August 2011

times they are a changing...

My precious little 5 year old is now a schoolgirl. Here she is concentrating hard on her very first homework ever! 
There have been more than a few tears...and all of them have been from me! She is settling in fine. 
I have been keeping myself busy. One thing I did was to repair a bad chip in a beautiful very large blue and white china bowl I bought recently at my local auction.

 It cost me £10 with a lovely delftware plate that I have hanging in my bathroom. I repaired the chip with an epoxy product called Milliput. It goes really hard.

 Then I used my acrylic paints to disguise the white patch. Unless you stare at it really hard, it looks fine. It's probably not the way a proper china restorer would do it, but it worked for me :-) 


  1. Wow you did an incredible job. I wouldnt have even known that it was repaired. Your wee daughter is so cute sitting doing her homework. They grow up too fast. My wee mammy cried with all 5 of us going to school!! You'd think she would have been fine after me but no, she cried when the other 4 went too! Lee xx

  2. your little schoolgirl is absolutely precious!! and it looks like all your paint studies have paid off....you did a fabulous job repairing your pretty bowl! xox

  3. Wow, I'm impressed! And your daughter is so sweet :)

  4. Oh congratulations school mummy, isn't she adorable. The repair job is brilliant, my grandmother had amazing giant china like this, you've brought back those memories, love Posie

  5. You did a great job on that plate! Love the photo of your beautiful daughter.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog. Which city do you come from? Don't you ever come back for a visit??


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