I’ve been tearing around for the past few weeks trying to get everything ready for planting and then actually planting things–a million seeds and a few dozen tiny annuals. I’ve spent far more on soil this year than plants, but … Continue reading
We woke up here–not without warning–to a sugar-snow dusting and very cold temps. But a friend and I were warmed and refreshed by the fantastic color of Art in Bloom, an annual exhibition at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts that … Continue reading
An anticipatory necklace for sure, but it reminds me of floral swags and May poles. (This one is 90% vintage components.) Meanwhile, we’re expecting plowable snow here after a week of sweater-only sunny weather that melted away all signs of … Continue reading
I’m creating some necklaces inspired by spring flowers, and here’s my latest. It’s combination of bead dangles, green Czech glass leaves, and shrunk plastic flower illustrations. Now in my Etsy shop. Save
I had some lavender buds left over from last year’s harvest, so I made up eight new sachet bags from four vintage perfume and soap labels printed on cotton. They’re all backed with lavender calico.
Minnesota winters can be very bleak, this year in particular. Since before Christmas, most of our days have been gloomy and below 0. So, to cheer myself up I buy flowering bulbs. They’ve just starting to bloom. A If you … Continue reading
This is the time of year that I dry my hydrangeas, so I thought I’d share two small dried flower bouquets in my bedroom–hydrangeas and roses and even one delphinium! I also added a couple of vintage paper feathers I … Continue reading
Thought you might enjoy a glimpse of what’s going on right now in my wildflower and other garden areas. Sensational day today but more rain this week…that’s why things are thriving!
Last year, the first spring we were here, I yanked up lots of lily of the valley because it’s so invasive. But I let one bunch remain. Now I see that it’s LAVENDER lily of the valley–absolutely beautiful. So glad … Continue reading
It’s been a S L O W spring, but with all the rain today it’s finally here! I popped out between showers to take shots of the luscious evidence in my yard! White bleeding heart White trillium One of my … Continue reading