April 11, 2012

How is it growing?

Haha. Don't you love my title. I am so witty. How is it growing? (Please feel free not to laugh along). Ahem. Hi!

We have recently and spontaneously acquired quite a collection of plants and flowers on our (only) windowsill, so I felt like sharing some pictures of our new roommates with you. Here they are at a glance:

It all started with some branches we picked up from a fallen tree limb in the park. (Actually, we didn't just pick up these branches, we also stocked up on some sturdier bits to make coat hooks like these... more about that later). They had beautiful big buds on them. I just couldn't let them die, right? So home with us they went and took up residence in a vase on our windowsill. We loved watching them open up a bit more every day. I think they're maple flowers. Aren't they lovely?

These were joined by the beautiful tulips D gave me for our 10-month (already!) wedding anniversary last week.

I love tulips! And I love yellow tulips even more. Also, it has been almost a week, and they are still nice and plump. They make me smile every time I see them. The pretty pink gerbera is a gift from my brother-in-law.

And finally, some little guys I planted over the weekend. Like this small Sempervivum. I sure hope he grows fast and sprouts little offspring so we can plant them all over the place. And Easter or not, wheat grass is always fun to have around. Can you see the little shoots?

And last but not least, another refugee. I found this daffodil bulb out on the street, with a green sprout peeking out from the top. Of course it had to come home with us. Notice the attempt at one of these tin can planters. I'm quite happy with the result. 

This is most definitely the most living plants we ever had at home (except perhaps the week after our wedding where we had ever so many flowers from our guests). Although we prefer outdoor plants, these tiny beginnings of life are filling me with joy. Who knows, maybe they'll grow on me (pun intended)?

What about you? What do you have growing at home now? Do you also like putting branches in water and watching them bloom? What do you keep you plants/flowers in?

Happy planting!

April 4, 2012

This and that

Hello friends!

Posting has been very slow lately, I know. I promise that I shall catch up and post all about the crafting I have been up to, including an update on my crochet adventures. I got to crocheting many things, but some of them have unfortunately already been given away. Must remember to take pictures before I give my creations as presents. Without boasting (alright, maybe with a little boasting), I must say I'm getting quite good at this!

Today, I just want to share some of the most wonderful finds and interesting posts that have been populating my head these past few days.

This morning, I woke up entirely obsessed with all shades of purple. I blame this breathtakingly beautiful post. The funny thing, I couldn't even remember why I was crushing on purple until I re-visited this image. So putting finds in the inspiration folder does pay off!

Here are some other finds in no particular order:

This Sharpie-dyed shirt. Looks so professional!
The beautiful modern paper sculptures by Helen Musselwhite.
There has been a season-appropriate conversations about de-cluttering and getting rid of old stuff going on over at Bryallen's blog. I'm in the mood for some spring cleaning!
I love looking at her photos.
Another appropriate topic: blogging lessons from SlowMama. So glad I found her blog! She is a source of endless inspiration.

And this is it for now. Hopefully, I will post something more substantial in the weeks days to come.

Lots of love all around!

P.S. I spy with my little eye a carpet of blue spring flowers from my window this very instant. Can't wait for the weekend!

Image taken from the Brigg post