Terra Cotta 


Yesterday on my way home from work I stopped at a local summer flower shop and it had these lovely pots for sale. I’m on a mission to put all the plant babies in terra cotta pots–I have a habit of giving them just a little too much water–so I’m always on the look out for unique clay pots. Aren’t these just beautiful?

I’ve found a deep sense of tranquility taking care of the many plants that now are sharing my apartment. It is a strange thing to try to be in tune with the needs of creatures so different from myself. I go about the house moving someone from a shadowed place to a sunny one, testing soil for dryness to see who needs a drink, and dusting leaves while checking for unwanted pests. Plants can be a lot of work, but the peace they lend me is worth every minute of it. 

Day Dreaming

Today I should be at a craft gathering with some friends, but allergies or a plague have denied me the pleasure of leaving my apartment or enjoying the company of my friends. However, I did not allow my current state of illness to rob me of crafting. Sick people need stuff to do too.

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I rounded up the perfect ingredients for a ‘rough around the edges’ boho style dreamcatcher.  I’ve never made one before so I stuck with simple things: some jute string, a metal ring, colorful suede cord, lace, an old doilie, and some feathers.
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Tying the jute around the metal ring was the most time consuming and stressful part of the whole process.  You just have to figure out how to do it on your own.

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I kept the left over jute string and braided it, adding a feather in toward the middle.

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Next I tied the doilie into the center.  Again, you just have to figure out how best to do this for yourself.  I tried a couple different ways for each corner…if there were corners…

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My desk is so cluttered.

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I didn’t get fancy with the weaving…I don’t have that kind of skill.  Now add the pretties!

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Well, I am pretty happy with how it turned out.  Now I just have to keep it away from the cat.  And, since I can now feel as if I’ve accomplished something today, I am going to go watch The Imitation Game, drool over Benedict Cumberbatch, and drink more Gypsy Cold Cure.

Adieu