Saturday, 20 July 2013
Monday, 15 July 2013
This is one of my favourite rhymes......
did you know it refers to the plague, the Black Death of the 14thcentury?
There are several slight variations on the wording, I like the one that says "ashes ashes" instead of "atishoo atishoo"
My local craft shop (run by my friend of over 25 years) has a customer exhibition every year, the theme this year is "masquerade"......this is my piece for the exhibition.....
I chose to use a plague doctor mask:)
Saturday, 13 July 2013
Well, some of mine grows in containers!!
I like the interest different containers give to the garden, some give extra height, some give a small space to grow smaller plants, others let you grow things where there is no soil, whatever the reason I like containers, and the more unusual the better!
Here are some of the ones I have in my garden.....lots of pictures now follow!
old chimney pots
shallow terracotta pots for small plants
oh, an ordinary round pot:)
an old wooden barrel
pot made of slates and one covered with moss
small mossy trough with hostas and glass balls
Grandmas old sink with bricks that look a bit like a skull:)
and another one used as a pond
galvanised dolly tub.....also Grandmas
supermarket wine cooler wth tiny lily pads
conventional hanging basket with gnome
blue and white enamel bowl
pale blue enamel bucket
tall yellow pots lurking in the undergrowth
old metal tray
rusting metal hanging pot
newest container.....giant galvanised jug
with small clematis and obelisk
there is also a basket with sea washed bricks sitting on a railway sleeper pillar
an old watering can
an old French chimney pot amongst the black grass
and last but not least there is an owl and mushrooms!
Hope you enjoyed the container tour of my garden!!
Sunday, 7 July 2013
Now for something a bit different! I used to make lots of jewellery (I won't show you the drawers full of beads) but haven't done much in ages......then I saw an idea online somewhere and had one of those "I can make that" moments.
Only thing was I had to collect some bits and pieces together so off I went to my local junk/collectibles place to look for some old watches......not as easy as I thought it might be but I did get a couple and 2 nice old watch keys.
Not really enough for what I had planned but then when I was telling my Mum about it she said she had a couple of old watches I could have, one was hers (above) and one my Grandmas (below)......perfect:)
I didn't end up using the one that was Grandmas, will save it and do something else with it.
Mums watch had a little St Christopher hanging from it so I had to use that too.
Used one of the keys as a dangle.....am thinking another couple keys would make fun earrings to go with the bracelet.
This is what I ended up with.....a retro/vintage/recycled bracelet that I am very happy with!
Saturday, 6 July 2013
Not sure what I'm going to do with these yet but am sure I will think of something.