Monday, April 29, 2013

Pretty Flowers

I love the flowers around the house. The previous owners planted all kinds of perennials.

I can't wait for all of the lilies and irises to open

I've never had a rose bush before...I sure hope I can figure out how to take care of it. Suggestions are welcome.

Ireland saw me with the camera and ran outside in her pajamas...silly girl

The rosemary keeps growing

I found this mushroom shaped bird house at an antique shop last week. 

Sorry, no crochet this time. Maybe next time I can show some real progress on the yarn storage. I'm making a little progress...winding one or two yarn balls every day.

I guess I'm just more interested in spending time outside and enjoying spring:)

Have a great week

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Unpacking My Yarn...At Last

I've put off unpacking my yarn until I found some neat storage ideas on Pinterest.

Above is a small start. I still have 5 more boxes to go through and ball or wind up. I love the idea found at Knitsforlife.

My little winder is there in the middle of the mess. It will take me awhile to wind all of the yarn to go on the pegboard. I chose not to paint the pegboard.

Sorry to be so boring with all of these projects. I've not been too creative lately, but at least I'm being inspired by the creativity of others.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Concrete Planters

Last weekend I made some concrete planters. Yes...this was another Pinterest project. I'm a little addicted;)

The first batch was for these small ones. I used plastic bowls for the round/ oval ones and a Soy Milk carton for the square one.

I'm using these for succulents. I planted cactus seeds in the middle and square one earlier today. Now I'm motivated to make the big ones I really want. I hate spending $30 plus for a large planter so I'm going to try to make a couple of great big ones with the concrete.

I spent the rest of today working outside. I have to show you the rosemary that I need help with.

I researched online that I should prune it in the winter...well it's too late now, so I'm wondering if it will hurt it to prune and take cuttings now. I've never had rosemary this ginormous before.

To follow up on a previous project...the window boxes are done. You can see them in the photo. I just need to figure out what to plant in them.

I've also been working on the play room. It still looks bad...but better.

This photo doesn't show the whole room...I have to figure out how to cover the ugly HVAC in the corner. Any ideas?

For my next post I'll try to show you something related to crochet. I still haven't unpacked my yarn. I know...shame on me.

I'm itching to crochet something, maybe I should search Pinterest...hehe.
I'm thinking about something in jute for the house. Hmmm