Friday, May 31, 2013

Craft Fair - LadyBrook Mansfield, Nottinghamshire

Spreading my wings a bit... All the way to Mansfield!

Black Butterfly

I tried something a bit more Victorian this time.

What do you think it should be?

A brooch or a pendant necklace? Or maybe a hair slide?

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Seedlings a Go-go!

Still too worried to put the plants outside, and the flatpack greenhouse is putting up a bit of a fight, so the windowsill is getting a little bit cramped.


So I've expanded onto the little table in the kitchen. I've also run out of drip trays so have improvised with one of our kitchen trays!


Monday, May 27, 2013

Scrabble Tile Rings

Making more scrabble tile rings which will mean I've got nearly the whole alphabet in stock.

And here we go! I'm not going to list them on etsy for sale as they are going straight in my market stock box, but shout if you want one. They are silver plated adjustable ring bases, and £4 each. 

Friday, May 24, 2013

Raised Beds

I've always loved gardening. When I was a Girl Guide I was the only person in my company to get the Gardeners badge. I've never really liked growing flowers though, apart from the forget-me-nots that I used to dig up from my grandma's garden and plant into yogurt pots and distribute around the garden and occasionally take home.

So in the spirit of "Getting Things Done" I inquired about getting an allotment. I found this was easy by just googling allotments and my council area. It gave me a form to fill in and email back to the council. Apparently the waiting time for me area is 2 years.

I decided more immediate action was required.

We are lucky to have a nice back garden at our house. Most of it laid to grass. So G and I started to make plans for some raised beds.

After research, we decided 12" was the right height to make the beds and decking wood was our material of choice as it had been treated to stop it rotting. The beds were also lined with plastic to stop them rotting even more.

G cut the wood and made them before putting them in place, but found that there was a patch of concrete under the grass so went to work with very noisy power tools to remove it. I ran off to the house as it was far too noisy, but he was having lots of fun destroying things with a power drill.

These are my very sad looking runner beans. I planted them a couple of days before we had a very windy storm. The wind and rain battered them so much. The top leaves are looking a bit more healthy now, but the bottom leaves have lots of marks on them.

I've also got radishes, spring onions, beetroot and carrots planted in the raised bed but no sign of life yet.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Friday, May 10, 2013

Key Necklaces

So sorry I've been gone for so long. It's been very busy and I've got so much done lately, but not blogging!

I've been playing around with materials I have lieing around the house. Things I've been saving because "they will come in handy one day". Plus items which I've come across whilst other people have been decluttering.

First thing I've been playing with is keys. I've made a few different designs but first out into the world are pendants.