So how about them apples? So my 24 hour experiment in ice dying with the use of soda ash... rousing success. Aside from the unpredictable nature of the dye itself that is. Let's be clear- those colors SHOULD have been true blue, black, olive green, and yellow. And we ended up with torquoise, brown, black, … Continue reading IT WORKED! Ice Dying
Just kidding, it's another post about ice dying and the garden. So... after the debacle of the last 2 scarves... THIRTY pashminas and scarves and then 20 handkerchiefs showed up... creating a bit of uneasiness on the order of WELL WHAT THE HELL AM I GONNA DO NOW?! So... first step. Test every scarf with … Continue reading Mice Flying and the Pardon
So... ice dying, right? So I loved the look of the scarves I did last week: But once I put one on to wear it read as really subtle since you lost the marbled look with it scrunched up around the neck... and my husband said the couple of light tan spots read as looking … Continue reading Ice Dyeing… or What have I Done?
The garden got some much needed rain and cooler temperatures for a couple of evenings (80s! break out the sweaters!). And today, with overcast skies still it's a good opportunity for some pictures that aren't completely sunbaked and lost in high contrast shadows. So I give you... the dahlias! Here's the thing. Just like cannas, … Continue reading The Garden in July
We live in a sweet, sweet neighborhood. Old homes, old trees, and mostly old(er) retired residents. We're like the adopted pets on our street: young (ish) parents and three young kids. On top of the fact that we have plenty of watchful eyes overlooking the girls as they play outside (in a benevolent way of … Continue reading Ice Dyed Scarves… aka Arts & Crap
It's BLAZINGLY hot around this place these days, so no new plantings are happening. No weeding is getting done. The watering is done at night, and mostly by sprinkler. And the bermuda grass is creeping in as slowly and methodically as fascism in 2018 America. The only thing that's not done begrudgingly is TOMATO HARVESTING! … Continue reading It’s Le Hot
So, wallpaper. No wait. So, water closets... no. How do I intro into a thing about things I generally don't like but now have both? So in the master bath we have a water closet- which I hate for various reasons. First- why? Look, no one is showering while their spouse in pooping at the … Continue reading Of Wallpaper, Water Closets, and Womatoes
So we had a VERY impromptu garage sale this weekend. Our neighbor across the street has a pretty regular garage sale, and since she was having one this weekend we decided to glom on and hold one ourselves. (we put our own signs up to help draw more people to the street. I hope the … Continue reading Not all about Tomatoes!
Have I never posted a full bed shot of these? Huh, I guess not! So you can see I now have "Tomato Towers" on the right hand side- fancy name for two tomato cages zip tied together. These are now 8' tall and they mean I MIGHT just stand a chance of harvesting some … Continue reading Quick Update