Tips for growing strawberries from Tipnut. I’ve only heard sad stories about trying to grow strawberries in a home garden in my county. The birds always get them. My grandpa used to paint rocks red and hide them along the borders of his strawberry patch so the birds would hurt their beaks and then get scared off, but I don’t know if that worked. This year my neighbor has covered his patch with garden fencing to keep birds out – we’ll see if that works. I wasnt’ going to try for any berries at all this year, but then some beautiful little blackberry plants kind of fell into my lap. I’m assuming my local squirrell population will get to the fruit before I do, but there’s still hope. Bla, bla, bla, just another blogger talking about her garden.
Winston would tear this cat house from Sew Take a Hike to shreds. Like as soon as I set it on the floor it would be demolished and vomited on. But it sure is cute.
This tutorial for making candles in a crockpot is awesome, because I’m always on the lookout for new things to do with my crockpot. So far I can make some great not-refried beans, and that’s about it. And also I’ve been saving all of my used candlewax since I was like thirteen. I’d love to make traditional dipped candles, but that’s just not realistic right now.
These framed succulents are just beautiful. Unfortunately my garden is being overrun by a succulent-y looking weed, so while I recognize the beauty of this idea, just seeing it makes me angry.
This doily throwpillow tutorial from Smile and Wave is also beautiful – but I hate throw pillows. Why do I always hate the things that I love? Also that blog is amazing.
I feel like I should have this book.
Ah! I’m saving up little jars for this – my craft room will eventually look so awesome. I’m really excited about it. And I think this is a really rare kind of storage; it seems both baby- and cat-proof. And spider-proof! And mouse-proof!
This is neither baby- or cat- (or spider- or mouse-) proof. But wouldn’t it be lovely next to a puffy armchair?
Next year I want to start a lot more of my plants indoors, and I’m preparing for it well ahead of time. It might not happen, because I’m still completely clueless about where to put it – I don’t know of any baby-proof places in the house that get good sun. Anyway, check out these tips for starting from seed.
More throwpillows! I want to use that freezer-paper design for a dress for Grady. Maybe a pillowcase dress, with a gathered neck.