Sunday, March 5, 2017

Life is Beautiful

Hello! How have you been? It's been a very busy year here in the Wonderland Woods - too much to share in one post! So just a few highlights - a little sketching, a little stitching, LOTS of gardening!

From my sketchbook.  Inspired by my garden last summer that was full of sunflowers and butterflies.

I made another little picture from this design created about a year or so ago for my beekeeping friend.  This one is a bit smaller, only 6 X 6".  Petite.  Now listed in my Etsy shop.

I hate lugging around a heavy purse at craft fairs and flea markets, so I designed this little pouch necklace to carry the essentials - a spare key to the car, a little cash, or a credit card.  Also now listed in my Etsy shop.

And my latest passion - kokedama.  I've been watching past episodes of Gardener's World on YouTube (we don't get it here in the States!!) and saw a segment on how to create these little Japanese style moss gardens.  I've made 6 so far!! This is a little pine tree that I pulled up from alongside the driveway after a deep soaking rain one morning.  The photo really doesn't do it justice.

A small portion of an army of little seedlings growing in a variety of recycled containers. Just waiting to go out into the great wide world.  We can't eat yogurt fast enough to supply the demand for containers!

Spring is just around the corner, and our little cottage is bursting with seedlings - under the table, on top of the table, on every windowsill.  I haven't said a word, but I'm hoping my husband decides that I might really need a greenhouse one of these days.  He's pretty good at taking a hint, so we'll see!!!


margaret said...

good to see you back on your blog and you have been busy. Nice stitching and the moss hanging looks great for the birds to come and collect for their nests, My lawn is more moss than grass at the moment.

Valerie Gardiner said...

Hello Starr, So good to see you back, I have been missing your stories of life in the woods. Your embroidery and drawings look wonderful and I bet you can't wait to get planting all those seedlings! Welcome back xxx

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Oh HELLO!! Glad to see you post again. Loved seeing some of the projects you have worked on. How are your boys? Hope to see you post more often. I always enjoy knowing what you are up to.
xx, Carol

Jules Woolford said...

Hello dear friend, I'm so happy to see you. You have been very much missed. It's lovely to see what you've been doing in the wonderland: and you're watching Gardener's World! Fantastic! Hugs xxx

Valerianna said...

Nice to pop in here (and blogland in general for the first time in months) to find a lovely post! Kokedama, yes, been wanting to make a few forever, but haven't quite gotten to it. I have a Pinterest board full of ideas. Love the pine cone frame, too.

Barbara said...

Yay! Starr is back! :)))))))))))))
Love all that you have been doing, and need to look into kokedama. Our property is all sandy moss here in south Jersey. We love and encourage it. No mowing required. Yes, you would enjoy a greenhouse, I'm sure. Be well friend, so happy to see you back here.