Saturday, April 21, 2012

Going green

Ah - gardening season is here!

Although I keep spinning in the evenings, there isn't too much to show there yet - I keep exercising, trying to get it up on the next level ...

And preparing the garden for the season to come takes its time.

If you are running out of seed starting pots for your plants - like I was - you can always make some yourself by recycling old newspaper.

Here you will find a YouTube tutorial on how to make your own seed pots.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

True colours

Although the mornings are still chilly, spring is in the air. Maybe that's why there is a lot of talk about colours in different blogs on the net.

In one of her recent postings, my friend Elizabeth/Landanna introduced me to a great vocal group I'd never heard before: 'Perpetuum Jazzile' - and thinking about colours, I'd like to share this with you today:

And I have decided I will have another try on some dyeing myself again.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Happy Easter!

I just wanted to pop in and wish you Happy Easter!

The kids and I spent the last week in Stockholm with their Swedish grandparents, so there wasn't much time for Easter preparations this year - but for the eggs I grabbed the small green bowl, which I crocheted some weeks ago.

Crocheting bowls out of small amounts of yarn which aren't good for anything else is a great idea, by the way - for this I used some self-dyed green wool together with a green cotton yarn and decorated it with a beaded flower.

(German summary: Frohe Ostern wünsche ich euch! Für das Eierkörbchen habe ich einen kleinen Rest Wolle und etwas BW-Garn verarbeitet - kleine Körbchen kann man doch immer gut brauchen!)