Saturday, September 15, 2007

Fall Wreath Making

It's Wreath Making Time! The Flowers & Herbs that I've grown and been Harvesting are dried and ready to use.
I like working with Silver King Artesesia as the wreath base. If you create the base when the plants are still somewhat fresh it's much easier. The stalks are pretty sturdy and not brittle once the wreath is dried as well.


I use ALL different flowers & herbs to fill the wreaths. Besides Roses, Hydrangea, Lavender, Statice, Feverfew and
Globe Amaranth- I also use Chive blossoms, Iris's, Lily's, Mints, Sage, Queen Anne'sLace, Blue Salviaand Lilac's.
Even daffodil's have been put into my wreaths. I'm waiting for the Sweet Annie to be harvested and then that will go into everything I make as well~

As soon as I laid the dried flowers out on the table I had a few friends that insisted on helping. Maybe it was the dried CatMint that got the little ones attention (ya think?) The big one just has to tag along :) Happy Wreath Making!


Monday, September 10, 2007

Wild Turkey's

What a special treat! To watch that is!! These Turkeys have been enjoying our Pear and Apple trees for the past week.

As soon as I snapped this picture a baby porcupine came out of the field to enjoy the pears as well. That's when the party broke up :)


Saturday, September 1, 2007

New LAVENDER Primitive Pottery

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the New Lavender Pottery!! The lavender Flower Pots came out so adorable I just had to use that design on other pieces of Primitive Pottery. The Lavender Soap Dishes (mini plates) are the PERFECT companion to my Organic Lavender Soap. Great Gift!! Here are a few pictures of the New Lavender pieces~ I should have them on the website soon.


Now is the time to start thinking about what you can make with your Harvested Flowers & Herbs. I've been collecting small bunches of Culinary herbs all Summer. Sage, Thyme, Coriander & a variety of Mints to name a few. They've been air dried and stored in clean paper bags. I think I'll combine some of them as Cooking Blends for gifts. I could also use them in Potpourri. I'll package the blends in cellophane bags and then place them in my new burlap bags. All I need is a Primitive Label and there's one more Handmade Gift Idea~