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Dip-dyed Americana Banner

A week or so ago I shared the birdhouse that I dyed along with hints of a mystery project (ooooooooo!), well it’s a mystery no more. I was dying a muslin Americana banner to hang in my living room.

Dip Dyed American Banner with Liquid Fabric Dye

I know the fourth of July is basically tomorrow, but this is a great project for all summer long (how else do you decorate in the summer if not overtly patriotic? My husband would lock me up if I started digging out the pumpkins now) [Read more...]

Dyed Bird House

When we were cleaning for Mary’s baptism party I finally got around to taking the mini-Christmas trees off the buffet.  That left a pretty sad spot so I took a wander through the clearance aisle of Michael’s. I ended up with a pile of things that matched the wall… So I pulled out my bag of tricks and got to work

Dying wood with Rit Liquid Fabric Dye

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I’ve got a challenge for you! This summer I want everyone who reads this (even those who don’t) to grow something edible and eat it. A pot of basil, a bed of greens, a row of corn, even a hanging basket of nasturtiums (pretty and tasty!). It’s up to you but now the shovel is in your court! [Read more...]

Summer Sun Hat Wreath

Summer Hat "Wreath" - Brighten up your porch with big bows and big flowersSpring seems to be the time for wreath making in my world, I made a grapevine wreath with ribbon rosettes and a burlap pinwheel wreath in previous years. Our front door gets a lot of direct afternoon sun so nothing lasts longer than a year without extreme bleaching.

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Legumes in the Garden & How They Make Your Soil Healthier

When it comes to improving your garden soil you usually think about additives like compost and mulch. But did you realize there are plants you can add to your flower bed that improve the nutrient value of the soil for themselves and the plants around them? Would you believe me if I said they were easy to find, easy to grow and beautiful? Seems too good to be true doesn’t it! Well, it isn’t. Let me introduce you to my friends the Fabaceae (or pea family if you want to be casual).

9 Flower Garden Legumes [Read more...]