- You might enjoy having a peek through the gallery of shows found HERE.
- And the galleries found HERE. (both this link and the one above were found via Judy Cooper's blog).
- Some things are just brilliant and one wonders why I haven't thought of doing THIS before!!
- If you are like many people you have some unidentified yarn lurking in your stash that has parted company with the label. THIS tutorial might help you to know how much is in a skein and from that you can determine the yardage.
Today's quote is from Robert Louis Stevenson..."Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant"
That toilette paper seed starter is a very cool idea.ReplyDelete
I thought it was - we all have those rolls and doing this means not having to buy seed starter pots.Delete
I usually use cardboard egg cartons, but tp rolls is very good. Noted.Delete
Resident Chef normally uses egg cartons too and might still but he's planning to test these to see how they perform anyway.Delete
Thanks for the link back to my blog. I'm glad you could use my finds on your blog. The more the merrier! Outhouse looks great.ReplyDelete
You're welcome! (and thank you)Delete
I've done the tp seed starters. It seems to work OK. Be warned - they will develop mold after a few weeks, at least every time I've used them it does. I have no idea if it starts from the tubes themselves, potting soil inside, or the trays I set them in. A drawback is they are rather small, so if the plants get too big, repotting might be needed.ReplyDelete
Might end up being a mold problem but we'll see. He doesn't seem to have any problem with using egg cartons but the plants outgrow those in a hurry. Apparently, with tp rolls you can just plant them into bigger pots and not have to disturb the seedlings. Another thing to test out!Delete
Ten hours of embroidery - you must have been in a good rhythm to stay at it. My DH was threatening to throw out my stash of TP rolls the other day. Now I can give him another use for them.ReplyDelete
Oh no - I didn't do the ten hours all together - it was spread over a couple of days. Even I can't say I'm THAT dedicated!Delete
Your embroidery next to the loo is beautiful and I certainly appreciate the hours you have spent on your Labor of Love. Great tip on how to make Needle Minders. Yes we all should plant lots of seeds…for food and for flowers and for kindness.ReplyDelete
Thank you Sherry. Yes, we should plant seeds and do our utmost to encourage the bee population and increase our food supply as well.Delete
I can imagine it takes that long to do the embroidery - you are very patient! Thanks for the toilet paper seed starter idea! I will try that later in the year! xxReplyDelete
Yes, embroidery isn't a quick process but I love it so it's not a hardship. Resident Chef is saving TP rolls and will be trying it too.Delete
The new shrub is beautiful Mary Anne and well worth all the time spent on it! Hugs Christine xxReplyDelete
Thanks Christine - it took a lot of hours but it was fun the entire time.Delete
Neat idea to recycle the paper rolls. That way will less messy than dealing with those little seed starter things.ReplyDelete
Might still be a tad messy - but at least it's cheap!Delete
10 hours of work....oh Yes!, I certainly believe it. I see the crescent moon has appeared. The details of this piece have really caught my attention more than your other pieces of work have. I'm kinda thinking this one is your best work so far. You just keep do more amazing work is all it is. All the details are incredible.ReplyDelete
Love the needle minder idea. I've got some fridge advertising magnets I've gotten in the mail that can be cut up. I'm going to see if they might be strong enough.
awwww - thank you Joy! I have fun with what I do so that's all that matters. I think there might be some needle minders being created here too - I have some really fancy buttons that might just work if the magnets are strong enough.Delete
There's so much wonderful detail in this! I love all the tiny leaves on the shrub.ReplyDelete
All those little leaves were mind-numbing to do but none of the other ways I tried for that effect worked.Delete
The shrub looks great, the ten hours was worth it!ReplyDelete
I'll have to tell my gf about the tp starter, she's planning her garden now.
Resident Chef is keeping TP rolls with plans too. Cheaper than trying to find commercial fibre pots for starting seeds, for sure.Delete