Wednesday, July 29, 2009

crochet project, nearly finished

Remember this Blogpost ?
Well, here's a little update ,
What am I making ?
................soon to be revealed..............:)

Friday, July 24, 2009

Oregano in bloom

I enjoy caring for plants that give me something back-
in return for the love and care I give them-
like oregano .
They give me so much ,

everyday I have a little stroll through the garden
while cooking dinner,
and pick whatever herbs are useful for that particulair meal.

A handful of oregano plants will provide you with enough oregano
to use fresh in season and to dry for use throughout the winter.

But that is not all ,
the large clusters of pale purplish-pink flowers are attractive to the bees.

flowering herbs can be dazzling additions to any garden

and they attract the most wonderful insects,
which are much needed in any garden.

Monday, July 20, 2009

mini painting

I haven't done much painting lately,
but today I finished this tiny canvas.
It's really small ,only 10 cm/ 4inches square.

This little prince is for sale in my Etsy shop here,
and I am planning on making lots more of these mini paintings.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

crocheted potholders

I love doing some real simple crochet,
which I can do while watching my favorite tv shows.
Crocheted potholders are easy and quick to make,

and I like the 'cosy cottage look' they create in my kitchen.

Here is how I made these easy potholders :

I used the following stitches:
Chain (ch)
Single crochet(click here)
Picot stitch(click here)

Start with a Chain of 52
Row 1: SC in 3rd ch fr hook, and in every ch afterwards. ( sc) Rows 2 - 40: Ch 2, turn. Work entire row in sc. (50 sc)

Add a Picot stitch to make an edging .

chain 20 in one of the corners to make a loop,
so that you can hang the potholder if you would like to do so.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

purple sky ( our horizon last night )

Orange moon, purple sky,
See the dreams, the wishes floating by.
Pretty colors, pretty lights,
Make those dreams so very nice.

Orange moon, purple sky,
Makes one feel like asking why.
Many days, many years
Filled with happiness and good cheer.

Orange moon, purple sky,
The angels are singing a lullaby.
People stop, people stare,
Filled with wonder at nature's grand affair.

Orange moon, purple sky,
Our reverence for life you intensify.
Many hearts, many lives,
Have enjoyed this rainbow paradise.

by Gil Saenz

Thursday, July 9, 2009

artist Karen Davis

Being a real Etsy addict I spent a lot of time discovering all the handcrafted goodness on sale at
Etsy is the biggest online marketplace devoted to selling all sorts of handmade products.It still never ceases to amaze me that there are so many talented artists on Etsy. It seems no matter what you are looking for, you can always find it there.
When I stumbled on
Moonlight and hares
I fell in love with the work of artist Karen Davis straight away.

I could not resist this beautiful wooden heart hanger ,
just look at al the detail on it.

She sent me the hanger ,
beautifully packed ,
with a lovely card of hers as an added gift

How sweet is that ?

There are many more amazing pieces in Karen's
shop that you need to see.
Her work is stunning, you can find more of Karen's work at her Blog
...have a look for yourself!

Monday, July 6, 2009

Every workday at five 'o clock, Miss Amy on the look out

Amy !

Yess ?
I really need to be on the look out,

I want to see my 'daddy' come home from work !

I 'll bark if I see him, okay 'mammy' ?

Saturday, July 4, 2009

follow me along

Would you like to go on a little stroll
around our neighbourhood ?

Just follow me along this path

Well this was just a very short walk ,
next time , I 'll show you more of where I live
Have a nice weekend !

Friday, July 3, 2009

fairytale magic

Two years ago my father-in-law
gave me some hollyhock flower seeds.
Look at the colorful fairytale magic
that came from these little seeds !

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

What to with.........

................some cotton yarn

........a crochet hook ( yes mine is a very croocked one )

.............and a jar of beetroot........... ?
Hmmmmm.............let me think...............
what about crocheting a cover for this tiny glass jar ?
Yep , we had the beetroot for lunch ,
(the jar had to be empty first :)

So I started crocheting ..........
The pattern is a simple Filet crochet design,
which I crocheted in rounds , so there was no sewing involved.
I than added a little crocheted flower ,
and thread a cord of chain stich crochet
through one row of the filet holes and there it is ............
a little crocheted cosy to hold a little candle.
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