3.24.2009

Miscellany

This is one of my new favorite books...courtesy of the library, of course! I read it from cover to cover, and it has some wonderful ideas for terrariums...I'd like to ultimately convert my 'wardian' case (shown below) into a miniature greenhouse....with gravel, benches and small, lush plants. For now, I'll keep the violets and a miniature rose in it.

I made a tool roll for my jewelry-making tools this evening. I've been thinking about making one for ages. I found a piece of ticking I bought years ago in Liberty, Mo. and thought it would be perfect for the project. It's lined in a tea-stained cotton.






6 comments:

Mad Red Hare said...

Nice fabric for the tool rolls. I like it! I recently have been interested in house plants again. Even bought an african violet, hope I don't kill it!

From A Creative Heart said...

So glad you are back...you always inspire me and give me new things to try.
I had picked up an old copy of Country Living with terrarium ideas in it just last week....I kill plants so easily, but I thought I might give it a go.
Love the tool rolls!!
Hugs,
Debbie

Frippery said...

I am putting that book on my library list! Thanks for the heads up. I love your tool roll, I am so sewing challenged, every time I see a cute little sewing project I wish I was better at it. Very nice. Pam

Vee said...

It's so fun to find you here! If you make a terrarium, I hope that you'll share the process.

The tool roll looks wonderful. It must tidy things up nicely and protect the tools and all so attractively without being prissy.

Classics and Country said...

Love what you did how creative. I hope I get around to trying that too. Thanks

Manuela@Pleasures of Homemaking said...

I've always been fascinated by terrariums! I hope you show how you make yours!

Manuela