Friday, January 8, 2010

New Projects

As always, I have been making things. One of the gals I visit teach for Church has a birthday this month and I was thinking about what I might get her. I remembered reading in a recent Martha Stewart magazine about some terrariums. I decided that would be a good idea.
I went to target to buy the jars and plants. One thing I would do differently, is get a bigger jar. These looked like the perfect size when I was at the store, but by the time you get the plant in and cover the rootball, you end up with more dirt than plant. So live and learn.....
I still like them though. In the magazine Martha used some nicer ferns and mosses, but I didn't have access to those in Arizona where they won't grow in ordinary circumstances. I might have found some with a bigger search but didn't feel like doing that.

So I made two jars, one for her and one for me.

Then I also made a dish planting with succulents. This is also for me and I think this turned out pretty well.

Finally, I did another one of my patchwork fleece throws. I am trying to get through some of my stockpiled craft supplies and I have a fair amount of fleece in the house. This doggy throw is for me for once! I thought it would be fun to have a little throw for the dogs and I when it's chilly in the evenings. I have the patches to make one more with 5 brown patches and 4 dog print still. When I get the fleece and do this type of throw, it yields two blankets.
Now I get to start the next project....I am thinking of trying to crochet something like a sweater or shawl for myself.


Cynthia said...

LOVE the dish one you made for yourself.

Cathy said...

Love the plants, how lovely, adorable throw!!!