Friday, October 28, 2016

no. 71

Ok, this is probably the prettiest zucchini you may ever see.

During our planter gardening days, Zucchini were our best performing plants.  With our lack of bee helpers in our tiny space, this plant was both easy to hand pollinate and keep healthy.  I was quite surprised by the number of zucchini we could get from just one semi- large, fuzzy plant.  Thankfully we grew only one plant at a time, preventing us from getting sick of it (I have heard stories).  Even the bright orange flowers got me excited about what was to come. Did you know that these are edible as well?  I have yet to taste them, but one day I hope to try.  Have you ever eaten one?

I see many varieties being planted in my future garden.  So many recipes to try.  So many beautiful flowers to see, and maybe eat?   When that day comes I hope my kids finally like zucchini because we will have plenty.

Going to attempt some new veggie pieces in the coming week.  Until then, I am hoping to fit in a couple of these this weekend.

 Maybe you can sneak in one too?

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

no. 69

When the house is a little out of sorts, when the a pain in the neck becomes a pain in the neck, when a day you had planned out in your head does not exactly go as planned, what do you do?  Well, as that was my day yesterday, I was sneaky and spent a little time creating.  It seems to bring me back to a very peaceful place.  Maybe why I went floral and soft last night. 

My youngest was in desperate need to finish his costume yesterday, and it has to be exact, so we ended up swinging by Michael's on the way home.  Picked up the chain he needed and a few other items as well. How can I go through a craft store and not find something?

After arriving home, I looked around, picked up a few things and fit in a few moments of creating these before turning in early to bed.

 Woke up early with a plan for today, but have to be prepared for anything. 

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

no. 68

Have you ever tried a pea straight from the garden, popped right out of the pod into your mouth?  Oh my goodness,they are amazing.  A couple of years ago I grew some in our tiny planter garden.  Just when the plump pods were ready to be picked, I would pluck them off, split open the pods and ate them on the spot.  I couldn't help myself.  They never made it into our kitchen.

I love the combination of these two fabrics.  A soft aqua floral and a green and white floral make for a goo pairing. 

Been waiting on a much needed sewing supply before I move on to make more, but they are coming.  Think it is time to share a little more of the textile quilted square tomorrow.  Back to layers of stitches.  

Monday, October 24, 2016

no. 67

It is the start of the week, back to a full school schedule (following a week of a printer malfunction, which then led to a new printer).  The house is still quiet and sat down to finish my digital owl piece this morning.  Felt fitting for how I am feeling this morning.  Going to tackle the day continuing to repeat "bring it on." 

This little owl has made me smile so much this past week.  Something about how the glasses came out in creating him.  Once I get a much needed box of supplies on Wednesday I will be making him out of felt and fabric.

Here is a little snap shot of my holiday ornament using the owl...
Probably would look cute with wire glasses, but haven't constructed those yet. 

Off to wake up some kiddos, enjoy the last pieces of banana bread I made for myself the other day (my favorite!) and get this day rolling. 

photo credit

Sunday, October 23, 2016

no. 66

 When you love your veggies and you want to share it with the world...
Shrinking down my vegetable to the small wearable kind and posting them in my Etsy shop.  These have been satisfying my need to garden this week, as you might be able to tell from my very weedy garden today outside. 

Hope you had a great weekend and see you again tomorrow for something maybe of the digital kind.

no. 65

Happy Sunday!