Dec 16, 2014

Winter Terrarium- Part 3

 Well I finally got my container...with a sales coupon at Michael's  & I love it.... I put it together last week...& it seems to get greener & more lush with each passing day....So far it seems to be thriving in  the light from the East window...
It has three types of moss...some Baby's Tears. an Asparagus fern, Handmade wooden mushrooms by the Hubby. some rocks, Micah,  a couple of miniature quartz crystals & a wooden stick I call Merlin's Staff.

 I laid gravel first, then some  horticultural charcoal to absorb toxins, 
then organic potting soil with peat in it for the base.,...
 Now on to part 4 ....the wooden top...I am using a glass plate temporarily to keep the moisture in...
The Hubby is going to make it & I am thinking of carving on it...But that will have to wait until after the holidays....I am getting ready for the family Christmas party this Saturday so I am busy making gifts...some I will post later...& lots of cooking... Until then have a great week!! 

Dec 5, 2014

DIY Friday- Lampshade

Wow It has been awhile....sorry for the absence....things have been pretty hectic but then it all seemed to quiet down by Thanksgiving...& I actually have all my presents ready except for a couple more handmade ones the Hubby & I are making for family...It actually has been pretty nice this season but then I try not to go out into the stores too much which helps....

So I have this antique lamp...I love it but have had a hard time finding a shade I like....then by chance I put an old egg basket on it while moving things around.....

 Voila!!!  I found my shade,.,.,,, 
& it is wide enough to accommodate both lights...

So some left over black fabric ripped into one inch wide strips
 to weave through the bars.

& knotted together...
not too many lengths or it gets harder to weave....

 It is all tied so its a no-sew project....over & under...
I went back & tucked all the knots in, straightened some of the fabric
 & finished it off around the bottom...
& if you get tired of it you can  change it by pulling the strips out...

 The Hubby loves this...It  really gives off a nice mood lighting in the living room...
It is hard to tell in this picture but it looks like a fabric basket...& I really love the black....
& its recycled... 

An update on the Winter Terrarium....I put the moss in some potting soil while looking for a container & its thriving very well...But FINALLY I found a glass container I like at Michael's...I am getting it Sunday at the 20% off sale... So next week I will be posting the finished product... Stay tuned...

Have a great weekend!!
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