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.
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 :
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.
Being a real Etsy addict I spent a lot of time discoveringall the handcrafted goodness on sale at Etsy.com.
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 herBlog
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 !
................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.