Saturday, 19 May 2012

Places For Laces

 My mom showed me a nice way to store jewellery recently, and it is so simple! Hammer a couple of thin nails into the wall and hang them; easy to do in under a minute and it looks pretty. A lovely way to show off your favourite necklaces, bracelets, anklets or headbands.

 Digging around I found a few old pendants from my ever-so 90s childhood whilst gal-abounding in the attic this morning, so I've threaded them onto new cord and looking forward to wearing them again, nourishing my need for nostalgia well.

 I also recycled a few nic-naks to create a couple of choker necklaces, (the pink clam/ lace choker and the orange sea hoarse choker below); I made these from my broken Moomins keyring  :( , lace bows off old socks, black ribbon and a sea horse pendant I brought back from a holiday.

Thursday, 3 May 2012

Oh Sew Lavender

It is time for me to begin growing my own lavender. I picked up a packet at my local Wilkinsons a few months ago, and the weather seemed pretty good to start growing them, (you know, that one time this year that we actually had some strong sunlight before these heavy downpours).  I use lavender a lot to help myself relax and sleep, last summer I found it more useful than anything else suggested to me to help me sleep, so I was forever pinching it out of people's gardens. I do pinch a lot of flowers so I thought maybe I ought to try growing my own- besides...I secretly love planting and growing things! I am hoping these survive longer than the pumpkins from last year, (which grew exceptionally fast until it came to re-planting them in a soily open space which I do not have.

The seedlings are doing well so far, although I'm hoping for more sunlight before they give up, my spindly, green babies are so small and fragile at the moment!