Tuesday, June 1, 2010

For the love of felt.....

I have been a little crafty crazy over here for the past couple of days. I think it may have something to do with the fact that it has been raining and I have been indoors a lot more. As much as I love the rain, it has been nice to snuggle up with a good book, do some organizing, watch a movie or two and play in my studio. These are a couple little rose barrettes I made the other night.

Here is a close-up:

A little inspiration from a sweet daisy barrette my fried Heidi gave me when I visited her in Norway.

I'm toying with the idea of selling some of my little creations at our local craft/consignment store.

Here is a pin cushion I also made. I was delighted to finally figure out to do a blanket stitch. I am really interested in hand stitching these days.

Before the rains came Nathaniel and I planted our much anticipated garden(s). My husband deserves most of the credit as he is the one that did nearly ALL the work (ie: sifting the soil, turning it, building the garden beds, shoveling manure, planting and watering seeds in our basement, transplanting, putting fencing around the garden beds and fertilizing. Whew! I strongly doubt I would have any garden to speak of if it were not for all his hard work. My hubby may not be the most romantic, thoughtful creature in the world, but he builds and creates nearly anything I ask him to. I appreciate that about him :0)

I planted a few sunflowers, some sweet peas and a lot of potatoes. We didn't need to grow potatoes - we just used the ones that were sprouting in our pantry.

Here are a few things we hope to reap this summer: corn, leeks, golden potatoes, yams, peas, beans, zucchini, loads of cherry tomatoes, pumpkins, and some other squashes. In the meantime Amelia has been keen on eating the cow manure we recently added.

1 comment:

Rachel said...

Love your clips, very sweet and creative. yeah, hats off to nathanial for doing the gardening. Must be nice to have an outdoors space to work with. Im sure we will be doing that very soon too. Love ya!