Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Amigurimi Lion

                                             Welcome Friends!

    Did anyone guess what this was going to be................

                         Miss A. asked me to make her a Lucy (her golden retriever)
                                             seen here......

             I knew I needed a golden yarn and proceeded to crochet a ball form for the
                     body of the dog.......Yikes I realized I didn't have enough yarn so I used another
                               and made an Amigurimi Lucy....

Monday, 28 July 2014

Paper Pom Poms

                                     Welcome Friends!

        Well we are finally getting rain.... much needed rain....... that should help my
                            vegetable garden.

                            Large Paper Pom Poms.....
                                   Seen them hanging in stores .....

                   Well Miss A. was planning her birthday party around a Oscar theme...
                         We made fancy cupcakes and scrumptious double chocolate chip

                Then we went to the $store and purchased 3 packages of tissue paper.
                                 20 sheets to a package..... total costs $3.00 plus tax.

Saturday, 26 July 2014



                                                    Welcome Friends!!

                              I don't know about you but this month has flown by.
                             We have been so busy and I have so much to share with you....

                                                 But first I'm going to share my Vegetable Garden.......

                        You might want to grab a cuppa and sit back , this is going to be a long post.

                                                   Remember when I purchased this cute rooster.

                                                                The garden looked liked this.

                             Well after a couple of months it has blossomed to this.

                                             The corn is still growing...but that's ok I use it for decorating
                       in the fall...........the sunflowers seem to be very small....don't tell me I planted the
               wrong kind...... Oh well they will still look great in a vase.

                                Our Kale has done superb and we have harvested quite a bit.
                                                   Love Kale and it's so good for you.
                                                        Make Kale chips, or pesto....
                                       I make pesto and keep it in the freezer to have in our quiche.

                                                   Lettuce....oh the abundance of lettuce......The more you pick
                                        the more it grows........
                                                             Tomatoes are growing like ripe ones yet.
                                             My zucchini are flowering but no zucchini to harvest.......
                                                   We haven't had the rain that we normally would and I
                                                              guess I have kinda left the watering to Mother Nature.....

                                                         The same goes for my cucumbers......

                                                   We have already ate the beans......
                                                          The egg plant has many small babies...never
                                             grown egg plant before so I don't know what to expect......

                                                                Beets.....we will have an abundance......

                                                       My thyme, rosemary and basil seem to have thrived.

                                                                       Now look at my pumpkin patch.....

                                                       Hope many grow since we have many flowers on the vines.
                                                                              Again these will be used for fall decorating and
                                                    hopefully many to go to the grands.......

                                                                                Look what the birds planted in our fire
                                                               pit.....I won't let Mr. WWH burn so they will grow tall.
                                                                                 I guess so will the

                                                         Here's the side of my garden shed.............
                                                                Mr.WWH insists that I use that rain barrel.......
                                                                              My flowers there are flourishing....

                                                              A picture taken from our kitchen window.......

                                                     Lastly here is a picture of the back of our home.
                                                           Our deck gets alot of use over the summer months.
                                                                       The link fence was put up to keep out
                                                                           critters (coyotes...) and keep the dogs

                                                                You can see that the ground is very dry and needs
                                                                                    a good watering........

                                                                     Benny managed to get in the picture.
                                                                             Funny he was to be a small dog....
                                                                               A cross between a chihuahua and
                                                                                     a miniature poodle.....more poodle
                                                                                       then chihuahua.....we love him dearly.

                                                      Tell me how does your garden grow ........

                                                   Just thought I would let you in on one of the crocheting
                                                                 projects I'm working on....... can you guess
                                                                       what it is???????

                                                               Whew!!!! That was a long post.......
                                                                 As always thanks for stopping by!
                               Love hearing from you.....leave me a message won't you...........


Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Hydrangea Painting .........

                                   Hi everyone! So happy you stopped by.
                                      My grand daughter and I have been so
                                         busy this summer that I forget to
                                           share our projects with you.........

                            I always keep $store canvas on hand in my studio
                                  just in case the urge to paint arises.

                                          You know how much I love Hydrangeas......

                                              So the inspiration for these paintings
                                               came from my love of Hyrangeas.

                                              Miss A. first painted this beautiful vase
                                                   and filled it with hydrangeas.

                                        Then we decided to take it one step further
                                                and copy the flower from my urn.

                                        First we painted a background of many colours
                                               then started with a dark blue paint and
                                              with brush strokes in a circular motion
                                                   started painting the flower...........

                                           adding white, pink, soft purple to the petals...
                                                         with love you could see before our
                                                           eyes the flower taking shape.

                                                      Then with the end of our paint brushes we
                                        dabbed some yellow mixed with green to the centre of the

                                      Next came the stem, then the leaves ........

                                                             I added a few extra flowers to mine......

                                              Have fun with your paintings.......

                  Did I ever mention to you that all my painting supplies are from the $store.

                                               You don't have to spend a fortune
                                      on paint and brushes to show your creativity.

                                             Try your hand at painting .....

                                      Leave a comment so that I know you stopped by!
                                                     Love hearing from you.


                                                       *****did I mention Miss A. has a birthday
                                                                      this month and she will be turning 11 yrs*****


Friday, 18 July 2014

Fairies in the Garden


                   Earlier in the week I posted about a Fairy Vegetable Garden
                                       if you missed it see it here.

               As I promised  Another Fairy Garden comes to life.

                  Ever wonder when you see in the dark of the night
                           the small lights flickering.....
                                   You know the ones......
                           Most of us think they are fire flies....
                                Actually they are Fairies...

                     Rather then them just flying off in the night my
                      grand daughter and I made a home for them
                           right here in our garden.

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

The Makings of a FAIRY GARDEN

                    A FAIRY GARDEN COMES TO LIFE!

            Have you seen them and always wanted to 
                  imagine the life of a fairy ........

Not so long ago in the gardens we heard this buzzing and to our surprise there they were....

                       Not one but two small fairies .....their wings buzzing as they
                          were busy in their vegetable garden.
                   We could hear them singing so softly and working ....digging and planting...
                               Their garden would surely  be the most bountiful of all.

Friday, 4 July 2014




This year I decided to forgo the basket dropped into 
this black urn at my front door and plant Hydrangeas instead.


I was a little skeptical
and thought how will they survive ...... 
and will they go from white blooms to blue.

After doing some research I picked up a box of soil acidifier.

I added it to water per the directions and watched with delight
the changing of the colour. This happened over time. (not magical)

From a creamy white to to a light purple.


                          Then they changed to blue.

What a beautiful show they are having at my front door.

                  In the fall I will plant them in the garden
near my pink hydrangeas and continue with the acidifier.

             I have for many years grown white annabelle
                 hydrangeas but never beautiful blue or pink.

We have a hydrangea in the side garden that has never bloomed since
we moved here 5 years ago. So I decided to wrap it in burlap last fall
and not to prune it till this spring. Guess I did something right.
It's flowering ...I also added the soil acidifier to this plant.
I can see the pink showing through.   

Can't wait for it to bloom!! I will definitely take pictures to show.

                     How are your plants blooming!!

                   As always thanks for stopping by!
                           Love hearing from you !

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