The garden is producing flowers (bulbs & self-seeded annuals) if nothing else so at least there is something to gather after collecting the eggs in the morning. The wind has snapped the tops of the over-zealous sweet pea so I got a couple of bunches this morning before they all wilt. This vibrant pink sweetpea plant was the only one to survive JP's (our dog) bone burying forays into the garden. They smell lovely & do a great job in the kitchen masking the smell when you open the compost. Quite unintentionally they are the same shade of pink as our only ranunculas flower (so far).
While I'm on the floral theme, I also made a new pair of bloomers....these are the photos that didn't make it to the shop but are my favourites anyway.
Max was keen on the pom-pom trim.
I picked up a $1 bag of remnant fabric from Spotlight on Friday night....
It got me thinking about what I'd make with the fabric, so I decided to starting the remnant bag challenge, to see how many goodies I can create from the fabric in that bag....the 'rules' are:
- I can't buy new bits & pieces for the projects (zips, ribbon, etc). Fortunately I have a stack & I'm thinking op-shop finds will be OK.
- Try to make things we need or clothing that looks at least half decent...there are some strange fabrics in this lot.
- Use as much other fabric from my stash as possible!
.....it's a bag for holding the felt-board game I got at the op-shop recently. See that purple fabric I used as the backing...that's from the bag. I also used up some light weight plastic, fitted sheet elastic (good for projects where fancy FOE would be a waste), velcro (no zippers long enough), & some op-shop bias binding. It worked out really well, I'll be making more of these for all the puzzles...they make storing them much easier.
I'm off to bed for an 'early' night as tomorrow I need to do the re-supply shopping for my parents who are currently care-takers on Maatsuyker Island (another post).