Here is my Beararium. It is a terrarium I made from a honey bear! We seem to have alot of honey bears at our house, so I was trying to think of new ways to use these very cute containers. You can make one, too. Here is how.
What you will need:
• one clean, dry, honey bear
• potting soil
• seeds (I used wheat grass)
What to do: First, put some pebbles in the bottom of your honey bear. Make sure the layer is about a half inch thick. This will help with draining when you water your bear. Next add some soil. I filled my bear almost to the top. Make sure to leave room to add some seeds! Next add some seeds. You don't need many of them, maybe about a half of a teaspoon. Add a little more soil on top to cover the seeds. Water your seeds and place your Beararium in a sunny spot. Water it regularly and watch it grow!
I planted mine last Saturday and look how fast it has grown! I planted wheat grass because it is easy to grow and it grows quickly! Plus, it is a good treat for Nilla and Oreo!
The Beararium has been growing for a few days, and if you look very close, you can see the roots reaching all the way through the honey bear, and notice how the stalks of grass are growing and wiggling in the honey bear's nose!
Hello. I have been working on a little embroidery using my Sublime Stitching book. I got the pattern using the download from Misako Mimoko blog. You might remember Little Dog from my post here. I have to say, this is my first "real" attempt at embroidery, aside from stitching features on to plush toys that I sew. I really enjoyed drawing in stitches, and using Eva's lovely artwork - especially cos it reminds me of something I might draw myself! I am going to enlarge the pattern just a little and stitch another one and add it to a skirt my mom helped me sew.
Here is a detail of my embroidery, too. Oh, how I love my new camera! Check out those French knots, too. I was a little nervous to do them at first, but Jenny Hart's book really does a fabulous job in describing exactly what to do! Heart!
So sorry for taking a long long time to have another Church meeting!! This time we will meet at flock member Elizabeth's home on Sunday, May 18 starting at 2pm. For directions and more info, you can contact me at missyk (at) hellokitty.com and I can give you the scoop!
PS - sometimes we bring snacks to Church, so feel free!!
I have been reading about baking in jars lately, so I tried it for myself! Above are my photos of the poppyseed cake I tried first. It looks pretty good, but we are waiting until Christmas Eve to have it as our dessert.
Last Sunday was our Church of Craft meeting. We had it at our house and it was really fun. Our theme was Halloween, but not everyone worked on Halloween projects. Our snack table was very Halloween, though!! I made a Spooky Dessert.
Here it is chillin' in the fridge before everyone arrived.
I have been working all day on my Etsy Shop! I have added some new items, like bread and French toast hairpins. I think they are so cute. I am busy as a bee sewing, so maybe some new pics of those goodies soon!
I have been making zines for a number of years and I love it. Some of my friends have been asking how to make one so they do not end up with pages in the wrong order, not enough pages, or too many pages. Well, I have created an easy tutorial for those who are interested in making a zine.
We had a really good meeting a few weeks back. Our friends Elizabeth and Rita came. They both knitted some. Elizabeth also made some collaged bird magnets. Rita knitted a scarf. Molly was there and knitted a very fancy shawl. It was looking good at the Church!
Here I am making a pompom bunny. I started a white one and then a grey one. I still have not finished them, so I will get back to you on that.
Raoul sewed some cute ice cream cones to be revealed at a later date.
Cindy came to hang out, too. She shared some really nice strawberries. Later on a local celeb showed up and bought some antiques.
I think we ended up at Ryan's for dinner that night.