Thursday, March 24, 2011

listings are open!


It's very exciting to know that so many people from different places are coming together to help others far away they have never meet. The Crafting for Courage blog posted the item I will be selling as part of the event from March 24th (yes, started today!) to the 28th. Please check the blog out and see what other crafters are selling, please scroll back to older post to see everything and spread the word via twitter, facebook or on your blog.
You can also check it out the listings on Flickr or my etsy shop!
Thanks to everyone who can help by purchasing items!

Monday, March 21, 2011

resurrection fern - crafting for courage

 Resurrection Fern
Everyone has heard about the earthquake that has devastated Japan and maybe thought about how to help. One of my favorite blogs, Resurrection Fern and friends have organized an event to donate 100% of the proceeds to Save the Children from March 24 through the 28th. Please read her post about the design for this beautiful banner. If you would like to purchase items for support, I will be sending out more information as I get it. I am planning on having some items for sale and please pass the word along. So until I have more information I will be is a peek at this beautiful fabric that will become a pillow.

alexander henry fabric

Prayers for the people of Japan.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

welcome the spring and a super moon

Signs of spring are showing all around town, some of the trees are blooming, but here in my backyard some of the flowers have begun to pop out. Last year I got these tulip looking white flowers that I yanked out whenever I saw because I thought they were some kind of weed. Turned out they were snow drops! Which I found out after I had yanked them all out!!! This year I hope they come back and I will leave them alone. The year before I got this purple looking flower the resembled a viola and it spread so much I finally managed to get rid of it. I really didn't like it.So I thought the little white flower was the same kind of space hoarding plant. I'm hoping they still make an appearance again because somehow they had make it to my garden. Please please come back. If they do I will definitely show everyone.

Here in my garden one of the first things to sprout and bloom are my bleeding hearts, they are so delicate and beautiful, I believe they are a shade plant but when they first show up there is usually no leaves on the trees to provide any shade. Without shade they tend to not last as long in the summer months but by then the blooms are gone and the plants look ready to die. Our tree has been cut down by the power company, which was fine, but it took away my shade for the shade garden I planted. So, now I'm working on transplanting my shade plants or else I will lose them and making this a full sun garden. I'm not sure what kind of tree we had but I remember that every year we would have a bunch of green beetles and now they have lost their home or feeding ground.

So below in order you will find bleeding hearts, oregano, mint and cilantro (this is the first time I have had it come's thick and I hope it will still be growing throughout the summer when we have peppers and tomatoes growing).

Finally, my moon pictures...once every 18 years the moon is at it's closest to the Earth and Saturday at dusk, when the moon is closest to the horizon) was suppose to be the best view. My pictures were taken around 9-10pm because we had heavy cloud coverage.
It was still a gorgeous view. The second picture is blown up of the first. Hope you all noticed the "Super Moon". I'm sure if you search super moon you will get lots of links in case you missed it, there are tons of picture out there. Here's a neat link for astronomy information.







moon 03 19 11