Saturday, March 31, 2012

Spring Chores

I must say spring is my favorite season. Warm breezy weather, trees and perennials coming into bloom. But DANG, there are so many chores to do as well. I have been feverishly working outdoors to try to get everything done before the Florida suffocating heat begins. I've been slacking in my etsy shop to do some projects. So here's a few pics to show what I've been up to.

This is a planter I made out of a solar fountain that was cracked. It has iris, purple potato vine, petunias and marigolds.

This is my third miniature garden this spring. All the plants are either flowering or variegated. More of a reflective garden with a statue of St. Vincent, the Patron Saint of Animals.

Also made some fresh hanging baskets...

Set up my new solar fountain...

Set up my new furniture and sitting area...

Worked in Daniel's shade garden...doesn't he look happy with doing yard chores...hahaha

Planted some adorable planters...

And I haven't even shown my projects in the front and deck gardens....that will come next. I'm getting pretty tired, almost done.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Some More of My Favorite Hobby

As many of you know I have a great luv of gardening. My big flower gardens are a lot of work. So my passion for miniature gardening began. With spring already here, I have been getting ready to plant 3 miniature gardens. I found really cute teacup planters on ebay. I found an entire garden set for $6 in a catalog. True miniature plants are quite expensive, so I'm always looking for small items I can decorate with. I decided to try some different types of trees this year. Here is my first completed garden. It features a Baldwin Variegated Hinoki Cypress and red thyme. It has a little more formal feel to it. Note the hidden birds nest, bunny, bird, bench and gazing ball.

Here is my second completed garden. It features a Moonfrost Canadian Hemlock, (has pink tips) red thyme and miniature daisies. I used my bargain catalog find in this one. It has so many pieces, I was astonished. It even has little gardening tools on one of the benches. And of course a bird, birdhouse, flower pots, wheelbarrow, tool shed, and the list goes on and on.

It's been a great hobby for me. Hope you enjoy them as much as I do. The third garden is going to be the largest. My plants should arrive any day now. Woo Hoo!!!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Broadening My Horizons

First off, I can't believe I haven't posted a blog for almost 2 months. I've been a bad girl...I need to do better. I've been very fortunate in that I'm doing more custom work recently. From banks, to light switch covers to my new ceramic pieces. I,like many other etsy shops, am always looking for new things to add to my shop to broaden my scope and expand on my client base. I have really enjoyed working with the ceramic pieces and some beading which is a first for me. Here's a look at some of my new ceramic items.

The Tinkerbell piece was a custom order from Kim at justByou. ♥♥♥ Hope you luv them!