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I retired on March 11th 2014 after 26 years as a doctors receptionist. I am now looking forward to the freedom to enjoy my days doing anything I wish to. Spending time with family, catching up with friends. Playing in my Scrappy Shack, scrapbooking, cardmaking, art journalling, quilting, gardening, baking. Spending wonderful times with my beloved other half. I am so looking forward to this time in my life.

Tuesday, 1 March 2011


I bought this pot holder in a sale at the weekend.
I thought of decorating it myself.
Any inspirational idea's would be most welcome.

Happy WOYWW Day

Salutations to our Leader.


  1. Wow love the pot holder but id sand down prime and decorate and use to display crafty items ie punches or even your own creations too nice to use as pot holder .Even display papers oh l;oads of things it could be used for in the craftroom!
    Happy creative wedensday will be watchng to see how it turns out!
    hugs judex 35

  2. Awesome pot holder. Here in the states the antique folks cringe at doing anything but oiling it up and buffing it. If it is rough I would see about sanding it down and using it for bulkier items. Thanks for sharing. Vickie #49

  3. Love that pot holder. I would rub it down and treat the wood with something that allows it to breathe, then use it to display rolls of pretty ribbon, or something else pretty and colourful.

    Thank you for your lovely message on my blog this week.

  4. Ooh Sheilagh how lovely is that. Will it stay a pot holder? If not I would gloss it white, invite inside and smother it in pretties, and maybe the odd plant!
    Good to see your scrapbook pages - all your lovelies - they make wonderful pages.

  5. How lovely is that pot holder, its gorgeous! I look forweard to seeing what you decide to do with it, so many fantastic options :)
    Have a great WOYWW,
    Karen #68

  6. I've never seen one of those, so I have no idea. Can't wait to see how you transform it.

  7. The pot holder looks fab I guess it depends what you want to use it for it would look great with lots of crafty stash / pots of pens and brushes or pots of plants

  8. Looks to me like it would be ideal for storing crafty stuff !

    I think I'd agree with Jude on how to decorate it.


  9. Super cute, I have allergies, no plants for me. I am with Julia, if mine it would become something for my scrap goodies...lol

    Thanks for the peek and sharing. Have a great WOYWW.

    Hugs, Marjo #5

  10. lush pot holder, buy some of those new distress stains and distress it to within an inch of its life and you could put crafty things on it like stamps and small equipment

  11. Very cool pot holder. You could do so much with it, however I have no clue wat to suggest. Great recent layouts too.

  12. Fantastic potholder. Lime wash and use in your craftroom, a thing of beauty and function!
    Happy WOYWW

  13. Great piece Sheilagh! O the potential...decisions, decisions...I'm enjoying so many of the stamps and stencils I see these days and would probably go somewhere in that direction if you decide it's an outside piece...or there's always mosaic;)

  14. I agree with all of the above; distress; limewash; pots of pens etc etc
    Its is lovely and i can't wait to see what you do with it..xx

  15. Wow love the pot holder. I'd use it in craft room. Maybe sand it and paint it with some light paint?