Recently I found myself doing something that had the inside of my mind giving me a different narrative than what the outside was actually living. Let me explain. I had been asked by a lovely knitting friend if I could make a wedding bouquet for her daughter's wedding. I was so honoured to be asked.... Continue Reading →
I feel as though when it comes to dying eggs, yarn or fabric with everyday ingredients, the dye is raised to a level of legitimacy. When red cabbage dyes my tea towel that is sitting too close to the cutting board when I am cutting up it for a salad or a stir fry, I... Continue Reading →
In Victoria, being the City of Gardens, many people leave unwanted plants out on their boulevard for other people to have (if all the tomato seeds take and you don't have room or you are dividing perennials). Some people even leave extra plastic bags because they know others may not have that with them when they... Continue Reading →
I wanted to show you the results of some pillows I bought at a church garage sale on Friday and then some outdoor fabric (that is supposed to be fade resistant). It was expensive so I only bought two meters (still some more to be used of the small stripe). I bought the burlap... Continue Reading →
I found these three baskets at a garage sale and I just wanted to show them to you. Plus a little Spring beauty and lovely scent! Happy Friday! Lise-Lotte
Here are a few pictures of my greenhouse that I took last week. It's a cozy place to sit in the peace and quiet and out of the wind as it howls outside.
We are really in the middle of preparing for the Christmas season. I like to get as many things ready ahead of time as possible so that I can enjoy time with family and friends and not be stressed. Here we are (my buddy- who is always with me) preparing our welcome to visitors at... Continue Reading →
After gardening this afternoon, here are a few pictures from our early darkness (we moved our clocks back last night). It was so quiet in the greenhouse, the leaves rustling in the big tree, but otherwise completely quiet.
Here are a few pictures from a recent bohemian birthday that I did for a girl who turned 17. She invited her friends to dress up to do pictures in the garden (since they are graduating this year and spreading out all over the globe next year). She invited a henna artist to come and... Continue Reading →
In our part of the world I always seem to be truly grateful at this time of year for the abundance that is all around us.. the warmth of the bright sun, the clarity of the light, the fresh air and all the wonderful things to eat...
We lost a beautiful big cedar tree to a nasty beetle which attacked the tree and killed it. The tree had to be taken out- it was so dry. We were sad to loose the tree. But as with all change, comes opportunity. I was looking for another space in the garden where I could... Continue Reading →