I finally found my own broken rake this past summer and Marty spray painted it black and hung it up for me so I could finally hang many years of thrifted necklaces on it. I do not wear jewelry but I do love the look of some of it. Mostly natural materials, warm colours. Lots of stone, shell, and fruit pit beads here.
I am always looking for paper bead necklaces as well. This an old craft my mom taught me when I was young. These necklaces turn up occasionally and I am always excited to find one to add to my collection. Here is a fun tutorial for making them, HERE.
Here are my finds so far, spilling out of an old silver plate bowl like the paper treasure that they are. Have you found any paper bead necklaces? I love the colours and how each one is so different from the others.
Uppercase magazine has done it again. I recently received the latest volume of the Uppercase Encyclopedia of Inspiration: Print/Maker. Fresh off the press and full of wonderful images and profiles of print makers from all over. You can read more about it here.
Previous to this volume, there are three others. Each chock full of inspiration and information too.
Check out the web site for more info on these as well as Uppercase Magazine:for the creative and curious. Every issue full to the brim of wonderful articles for, well, the creative and curious. A beautiful magazine of wonderful quality. Canadian made too! It's wonderful!
we got a good harvest of garlic this year. Some huge fists! We took the best and will tuck it back into the ground for next year's crop.
While the garden was mostly neglected and the heat and local wildlife enjoyed much of what got planted, we did get a nice bunch of squash from it. Stored neatly in the back entry for easy access and to watch for any that start to fail early. We have lots of spaghetti squash, delicata, and carnival. YUM!
I found this at Barnfull of Goodies in Morrisburg. Good price and it only needed a fresh coat of paint. It had been painted but not too well and the original label had been covered up. I wanted to see what had been covered so Marty gently sanded it and revealed the shelf's original purpose. With a fresh coat of super white enamel metal paint it is bright and fresh and already filled up. I am storing my embossing powders here for easy access. It fit like a glove on a wee spot of wall between the laundry room and studio. Perfect!!
With the rotating postal strike is currently slowing down the mail, I was very happy to receive my order from Daybreak Mills in Saskatchewan from a courier. There is going to be a lot of soaking, sprouting, drying, grinding and flaking going on, just in time for Christmas baking to begin! As you can see, I just had to check out their cranberries. They are lovely!!! Someone better seal that bag back up- quick!
We got permission to pick apples next door to us as we had a couple years ago. They were small but flavorful. Aaron, up the ladder.
They are very old apple trees and there are a few different varieties.
They were all very tasty.
Last week we went to Kilmarnok Orchard to get several bags of apples to make cider from. We got a lot of cider this year. Delish! This was from pressing and letting it sit for a little while. Sparkling apple cider. Pretty too.
We also filled up the fermenting crock to begin the process of making apple cider vinegar.