You can also customise your own chicken pincushion/paperweight. Just tell me which fabrics you like and we can go from there. It includes Liberty and my Nana chickens but just be aware that I may not be able to replicate a particular chicken due to the upcycled nature of my materials. There will also be some other paper goodies on offer but I haven't decided what quite yet!
As you may remember from this post we got a wormery for a bargain price :) The worms arrived the other day and as you can see, Harry looked quite interested!
He had a good sniff but didn't seem to want to eat them which is quite good!
The starter pack I bought had some worm bedding in it that you soaked in water and it magically turned into this compost type stuff that the worms like burying in.
And here are just some of the worms. I left the lid off as worms don't like the light and this was to encourage them to burrow into the bedding. We've fed them twice so far but the food has to be decomposing slightly as worms don't have teeth so fresher apples might not be good for them to chomp on! I have ordered a composting bin for the kitchen so that their dinner can start to mould etc in the kitchen for a few days before we put it put for them.
I have to resist the urge to keep checking on them whenever I walk past it though - sad or what!
Our lobby is being used an awful lot more at the moment due to Harry Dog, the fact that all of my veggies are out in the front garden and that it's been playing out weather. Which usually leads to this.
Shoes everywhere, scooters that can't fit where they are meant to because shoes are in the way and more shoes. The big long cushion thing is from Taz the campervan before he was renovated. Very useful for stopping bottoms getting cold when sitting on the doorstep! It, along with the canes, has been moved back to where it belongs!
Solution? Buy a cheap shoe rack from Argos, fill it with shoes, put the hats away on the hat rack (I know!) and move the shoes that shouldn't really be there to the back door where there is a much bigger shoe rack!
And after only taking 25 mins (10 of that was getting the packaging off the shoe rack!) I now have a lobby I can walk through. I wonder if the rest of the house can be sorted in 25 minute chunks!
I haven't had a giveaway on the blog for a long time so here is one to cheer up May (it's miserable, cold and wet here in the UK, not like Spring at all!) I will be offering a custom pincushion/paperweight*, and some gift tags sets including these lovely Lego ones.
I will probably throw in some other bits and bobs too so well worth an entry! I'm not going to make you jump through hoops and 'like me' on Facebook etc (although by all means feel free to!) so just leave a comment on this post saying hello, telling me a joke or just imparting a bit of knowledge :) Anything really! Just make sure I have some way of contacting you to let you know that you have won. I'll end this next Saturday (the 25th) so you have plenty of time to think up jokes! International people can enter too so tell your overseas friends!
*By custom chicken I mean that you can choose the type of fabric you want - colour, type, design - and I will email you photographs of the fabrics I have and we will go from there. Nana and Liberty chickens are included so fill your boots :) But do bear in mind that I may not have the exact fabric style you want so a bit of give and take will be needed.
I'm sure that this used to be a craft blog but the gardening is taking over at the moment (I'm sure I am more excited about this than I should be!) Some of the seedlings I have grown over the past few weeks on my front room table have grown much bigger so have been planted outside.
First up the spinach went to live on the windowsill outside - it looks a bit flat as I watered them a bit too vigorously with a large holed watering can!
The peas also went to live outside - do you like my DIY effort for them to climb up? Only time will tell if they work :) These are just as you come out of my front door - I am determined to make use of all the space in my small garden!
And this little beauty came to live with us a couple of weeks ago. What is it you ask? It's a wormery!!!!! Our garden is very small and we can't really have a normal composting bin so I've been looking at wormerys. And this one was a bargain - £3 at a car boot a couple of weeks ago :) And I ordered the worms to go it (in with a starter kit from Wiggly Wigglers) last night and I can't wait to get them and get the wormery set up!!!
I'm very excited about this gardening malarkey - why did no one tell me it's so addictive?
It seems that Harry approves of my messy desk! I didn't look at his face while taking this so I didn't see if it was disgust or joy at my messy desk. Or maybe indifference, he is a dog after all!
I also did some mending. This dress has had a stain on the boob for a while that was really obvious (I think the previous owner dripped tomato soup down herself!) and while I wore it a couple of times, it was glaringly obvious. The pocket came from an old apron that had a hole in it (the rest has been used for chickens which you will see soon) and while it doesn't match at all, it looks quite good. It doesn't jar quite so much in real life :) I'm probably going to wear it today so I'll try and grab a photo.
That's my two things - do you have anything nondescript and not that exciting going on in your life at the moment?
Here are two new chickens although they aren't quite ready for sale yet!
These two distinguished ladies Joyce (on the left) and Betty flew off to their new home yesterday and I forgot to get photographs out of the packaging. So I will have to wait to list them until I make some more :) Baby paperweights will also be made!