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Antler Art Tutorial

Have you seen art that’s masculine antlers paired with feminine flowers?  You may have seen the pretty You and Me Antler Art at weddings, but how about adding one to a  little girl’s room? Nature has so many feminine aspects starting with Mother Nature , and then  flowers, female animals, the soft green of new leaves, and those wonderful sweet natural scents. I am selling a few of these at local craft fairs.   If you…

Flower Care Hint Pots

Refurbish Flower Pots to Match Are you constantly refreshing and redoing your home?  I certainly do.  I have a bad habit of constantly updating and changing my home.  As a teenager and young woman I would rearrange all the furniture three or four times a year.  These days I am not physically able to move china cabinets and beds by myself, but I can still lift  a mean paintbrush. Our home is monochromatic, with splashes of colour…

Gerbera Daisies

Last year I planted all my flowers and then my daughter in law Shannon showed me Gerbera daisies.  Love at first sight, I waited until this spring to buy some plants. I have a brown thumb, every year I manage to kill my container plants at least once. Two years ago I lost my diamond ring planting flowers, in panicked terror I destroyed 3 large pots before finding my ring. Last year I over fertilized…

Home made raspberry cordial … like Grama use to make

Every summer my grandparents let me come visit.  I never wanted to return home, I treasured every day with Grama and Grampa. My grandparents lived in the lower mainland of British Columbia where the vegetation is always thick, lush and green.  My grandmother had two freezers full of homemade freezing and baking.  My grandmother was my craft queen; she crocheted bedspreads, sewed without patterns, quilted, knitted, crocheted, embroidered, she even knew how to do tatting. …

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Hummingbird Cake in a Jar

Hummingbird Cake a Classic Southern Recipe As we are a family of two most of the time, instead of dealing with preserving a whole cake, I layered the cake into 8 mason jars and froze it in single portions. I admit rather large single portionsbut Herman’s not complaining.   Cake Recipe Preheat oven to 350.  Prepare 13 by 9 inch pan with butter and flour, set aside. To make the cake: In large bowl add…

faerie large apothecary spring

Spring Decor – bring the outside in

Before I decided to blog, I would get up with visions of coffee and then wake up to enjoy Pinterest for the first half hour of the day.  Empty nesting has some advantages. I still get up longing for that first cup, but now I sit down to write my blog post.  I never quite  know what I am going to write about, but I always think of something. My best friend is Bonnie; she…

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wisdom begins in wonder

I did a lot of writing and pondering searching for the perfect tag line.  It had to be wise. It had to be about faeries and nature.   I wanted it to flow nicely and be catchy.  For the life of me I couldn’t find the right words starting with the letter F, or rhyming with faerie, not in song lyrics, or favorite poems. After three months I came across “Wisdom begins in wonder.” It is…

A whole lot about me……

I grew up in northern British Columbia Canada. Mom was a working widow so we didn’t go to the lake or hiking much. Mom called me a house plant as I was always indoors. My siblings were all boys and much older, as long as I kept it safe I was pretty much allowed to keep myself entertained. I remember having a big sandbox, and a little set of baking dishes. Mom had some extra…