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Tuesday, April 29, 2008

A Colonial Craft Project in the Garden

Still locked away in my studio making beautiful jeweled treats and goodies for Saturday Market, but a wonderful thing happened! It's been drizzling for weeks. Sun and blue sky too, but not a single day where the ground dried out enough to garden. And then this weekend ... some dry, sunny days! Time to take advantage of this opportunity, exit the studio and work on the garden for a bit. We are trying to get a vegetable garden in this year, so I built this!:It's a lattice for the peas and beans. I felt positively colonial building it, because those sticks are reed grasses my little guys collected and dried from the wetlands behind us. Then we trimmed them to size, staked them and tied them with twine. Voila!! A rugged, yet strong lattice from scratch!

Here is the drink that powered the lattice construction project. Well, not the exact same drink, but I needed really wanted an iced coffee this morning too. Since I am a Starbucks addict, I thought I'd share this delightful link from Zizoo on How to Order A Complicated Drink At Starbucks.

Now, back to work! As you can see in the pictures, it's drizzling again today. Wish me warm, sunny weather for the grand opening of market this Saturday!!

***Update: I have two zero of the free bird's nest hair pins left -- all the nest hair pins are gone now -- thank you for your orders!!! That means two more lucky people will get one free with their next order! It can be either from the main boutique or from etsy, since I know they differ a bit in product.

16 comments:

craftyhala said...

What a fun post.
In my house the orders usually go..1 tall non-fat mocha with whip, 1 tall non-fat mocha no whip, Venti drip with room and a child's apple juice. Sometimes we throw in a short soy no wiph latte and so on...
Now I want to go to Starbucks.

Gracie said...

Hehe well done on the lattice. It looks good and it must feel good to create one from scratch.

And it's all about Starbucks in the US whereas here it's about Gloria Jeans.

I hope you do get warm weather for the opening of the market. How exciting!!

decadentdiamond said...

Ooh! You must show us once the peas and beans have grown!

I love Starbucks, my favourite is the Vanilla Iced Latte.

Oh and thank you for mentioning Anthropologie as a place to get my drawers pulls/knobs, I would never have looked there as I wanted genuine vintage ones but the ones on the website are exactly what I had in mind! They look vintage too! Perfect!

Natasha Burns said...

Good luck at the market this weekend! Your lattice is fabulous and to think it is au-naturelle!!

Lori said...

what a great lattice, you will enjoy the fruits of your labor all summer:) i love that you involved the boys in helping, that surely made them feel good!!! have a great time at the market, happy sales!!!

Lisa said...

Gosh, I love your little garden. I was just talking to my dh about putting one in here in our new house. Love the lattice thingy you made. Ahh, starbucks love them so much. It's criminal really. They must put something addictive in their not-fat caramel lattes. I am working in the studio today too.
Lisa

Sandra Evertson said...

Well, I am Lovin the new look! The nest hair pins are Wonderful and Oh, those earrings just below Gorgeous!
Sandra Evertson

Regal Beads said...

oh, I envy you your garden *sigh* one day

She'sSewPretty said...

You've been so busy! I hope you sell out at your market! I love those birds nest pins!

NeereAnDear said...

Are your posts owner approved? I just left one and it disappeared so if it is dont post this one ... if its not... as Arnold would say "I'll be back" !!

HUGS

JO

NeereAnDear said...

Ok so as I was saying... I love the great job you did on the lattice for your garden and the garden itself...

And I love your goodies... and good luck on your market

HUGS FOR NOW

LOVE JO

Bluebirdcrafts said...

Yippie for Starbucks! You can get lots accomplished when you have a caffine buzz! :) Love your blog!

BeadedTail said...

Hope you sell many of your beautiful items at the Saturday market! Great job on the lattice too!

The Nature Nut said...

That's a good looking lattice you made there. I hope your peas and beans grow well :o)

Holey smokes! I never realized how complicated it could be to order a bloody coffee!!! (I've never been to Starbucks, I'm the type who just buys a small decaf coffee at any place that has decaf).

I hope you have good weather this Saturday!

ChichiBoulie said...

so envious of your vegetable garden. Some day I'll have one too...

Crystal said...

ahhh I want a garden! We have about a gradrillion trees so its just not gonna happen! And I LOVE THOSE hairpins!!!!!!!!!