Welcome to my 12 month series in Gardening!I am excited to be sharing the joy of gardening with you and some practical, essential and easy steps for you as a beginner gardener to grow your own vegetable garden from seeds. I will be sharing a step by step guide and resources on how to choose seeds, pots and even make your own potting soil for seedlings.
Winter sowing is a quick and easy seed starting technique used to get an early start to both vegetable and flower gardens! All you need are seeds and a recycled container - let's get started!
How to EcoPrint on Paper – Learn how to print beautiful papers using leaves and flowers with this step by step Eco Printing TutorialLast year, I started my venture into eco printing with leaves, stems and flowers gathered in my garden which I then printed onto silk chiffon and cotton fabric. Those prints turned out to be awesome – I even eco printed some t-shirts for friends.This time, I experimented with Ecoprint on Paper. I used plain, white cardstock paper which I soaked in alum to mordant. I also used iron and copper (modifiers) to shift or ‘sadden’ the color. Both worked really well to strengthen and bring out the color of the leaves and flowers.(Note: Iron and Copper modifiers take about 2 weeks to make so plan accordingly)(See full step by step instructions at the FiberArtsy.com link below.)
I'm a baker and a bit of a collector (hoarder?). I love baking tins, cookie cutters, etc. I have a stash of 6-cup muffin tins that I picked up at a thrift store. I have never baked only six of anything, so I'm not sure why that purchase ever happened. I have discovered something fun to do with them however...
As luck would have it, I was just in the process of creating a steampunked project (coming soon to Hometalk, hopefully by the end of this week). This challenge offered me the opportunity to try out my skills before walking off the cliff on a project which, if done well, means a lot to me and hopefully to my granddaughter, Sarah.Since everything I used was pre-owned and most products were a small part of the project, it is hard for me to estimate a cost. Keep in mind that when you start with a "Toilet Paper Roll" as a challenge, you probably won't be investing very much.
If you're looking for a great project, this is one of my favorites. I recycled some of my junk mail to make my own paper tags, adding wildflower seeds so they can even be planted right in the ground to start your own flower garden!
I've been wanting to plant some seeds for a while now, and I thought of using paper towels. My only problem was that we don’t actually use too many paper towels in our house; I like re-washing our towels to be eco-friendly. So I had to get some from our friendly neighbors. Turning paper towel rolls into starter pots is a really great project. It’s practically free, it upcycles your paper towels, and it helps your garden flourish.
This clever trick for using a toilet paper roll in the garden will be so helpful during planting season this year! If you ever find yourself wondering which plants sprouting up are weeds, and which are the seeds that you planted, this will be a big help!
These 3 ingredient seed bombs are inexpensive and so easy to make. Simply toss them anywhere there is dirt... along the side of the road, in an open field etc. The next time it rains they will dissolve, and before you know it there will be a little more beauty in the world.
My neighbours were having a lot of building work done over the summer and, they had a skip(dumpster) outside their house full of lovely bits of scrap wood. I rescued some of this wood and combined it with some old road maps to make some fabulous ornaments for my home.This isn't the first time I've combined maps and wood I made a map printed pallet frame you can see here.
Tis the season to start thinking about Christmas decor and my mind has been racing with ideas. On a trip to my Dollar Store I spotted three different size pails and I started to pile them on top of each other in the middle of the aisle. Yes I got a few funny glances, but I was too excited to care.I struggled for a brief moment with what I was going to use for the base then it hit me. A lamp base of course. I knew this was going to make a great tree!
Thanksgiving will be here before we know it! The days continue their relentless march into coat weather! It's been a fast and strange year, but, let's face it - the day will come whether we are ready or not, so, time to get ready. I enjoy decorating for Halloween, and many of the projects (like pumpkins and fall leaves) can be carried over to Thanksgiving with a few tweaks. So for this project, I decided to make a project that could look great for both.
This shutter comes to me from my good friend and neighbor Anita who is sadly moving. She had a couple shutters and 2 old cabinet doors displayed on her walls for years but her new house is lacking in wall space. She thought maybe I could put them to good use. Gladly.But now I find out that the shutters were taken off her family home years ago…they have sentimental value and they have a cool aged patina. I can’t keep her family heirloom but I could repurpose it and give it to her oldest son who just happens to be getting married. And just in case they don’t like heirlooms or shabby chic, I’m giving cash too :).
This project has been a long time coming and took us a total of 6 months from start to finish. My husband and I did all the work ourselves without hiring out a single bit of it. It's a lot of work living in an 1800's farmhouse but we're passionate about restoring it and this was a room we've wanted to renovate from the very beginning.
Two silver dinosaur jars. Other figurines and colors are possible. On the lids of the decorative jars, dinosaurs have been chosen to preserve beautiful treats, toys and other treasures to offer. After being emptied, the jars can contain a lot of things without being limited to children. Whether in a bathroom to hold beauty products, on a shelf for art supplies, in your child's playroom, to organize the kitchen, the nursery, his office, we find to fill them without difficulty.Ideal for storing everything in every room of the house:- the kitchen: tea, coffee, sweets, sugar, ...- the children's room: letters, legos, little toys, treasures, finds, ...- the bathroom: cotton wool, make-up, samples, ...- the office, the sewing, the DIY, ...- to fill and give as a giftJars are dishwasher safe while lids by hand