Sunday, January 24, 2016

MAKING Mondays….Valentine's Day Banner

It's hard to keep an old blog down!  Hi folks!  I've been hit by lightning inspiration lately and I've come to the conclusion that I'm missing this space.  Instagram is great but I miss my friends here in blog land and seeing the creative process through all of your blogs.  We live and learn all the way through life….just happy to be back!

I was looking to save money and repurpose to make some Valentine's Day decor for the house so I got busy cutting up old drapes.

Sketching out the design with pencil, stitching up the edging, painting with gold fabric paint and grabbing a stick from the yard and we now have a little love banner! 

And as for the garden I have been planning, planning, planning!  Here is where I'm getting some of my veggie seeds this year…..High Mowing Organic Seeds

As for what has been shaking over here while we are waiting for the ground to thaw…..

 winter vignettes in the garden

 bird projects with the beans

art making in the studio

 Happy Making, Baking, and Growing!  Thanks for coming by!

Thursday, July 16, 2015

signing back in....

Hi folks!  I've been away from blogging for a bit this month and have really missed it.  I was taking some time to be still and focus on not doing anything if that makes any sense.  It's funny how during my everyday doings my thoughts would drift off to all of you here!

The garden is really full now.  I'm enjoying slowly walking through it and picking weeds here and there.  No planting goes on for me in July except for annuals.  There is always the constant moving of pots to fill in where things have fallen flat and trimming back where things look overgrown.

My old milk crate for the garden gate.

 Our first monarch in the garden enjoying the milkweed!!!  

And now some exciting news to share....I'm one of 5 finalist in the Amateur Small Garden design contest over at Gardenista. 

The winner will be chosen by the public vote.  People can vote once a day until August 15th HERE.  If you click on Amateur Small Garden you can vote for my photo...

Thanks friends!  
I will be around to see you all soon!  Hope the season is treating you well!!!   

Monday, June 29, 2015

garden tours 2015

I just wanted to share some lovely gardens from our garden tours yesterday.  The best way to feed your passion is to learn from others.  I walked away wiser and more determined to create a more dramatic backdrop with the use of trees and shrubs in my space.  I hope you enjoyed the flowers!  Wishing everyone a wonderful week!