31.7.14

Rain ...

Thank you for your kind words!
Here is a happy flower for you! :)

30.7.14

Sky

 
 
 
Being sick for a while now, gives me time
to let things go and
to watch the birds in the sky.

24.7.14

A Fox in my Mailbox

 
Some time ago I saw Carla's beautiful handmade foxes on her blog.
I loved them and she was so kind to make one especially for me :)
Sunny is quite jealous as you can see!

21.7.14

Elephant pattern


 
I had so much fun creating these patterns!
Have a good start into the week!

19.7.14

Pink elephant

 
Pink elephant on a hot Saturday.

18.7.14

Pileas

 
 
I don't know what it is, but my Pilea plants are really extremely productive. It seems they like my home. 5 baby plants have already new owners. One even made the long, long journey to Australia! Can you believe it, it was 2 weeks jailed in the parcel and survived!
Yesterday I parted these babies from the mother plants and it felt quite crazy to see all those pileas next to each other and more and more are following already. It gives me an idea of the nature of life.
Life is abundance!
Oh, and I forgot, it happened again! Little oxalis appeared suddenly in my pilea pot!
 

17.7.14

Land of ice

 
 
I don't know, maybe it is the heat lately, but I'm daydreaming of ice cold landscapes ;)
I wish I could visit some of my fantasy landscapes in real!

16.7.14

Echeveria

 
 
 Another breakfast board designs I haven't shown you yet.

15.7.14

Plants + edible faces

 



Can you remember the baby oxalis Lotte sent to me 2 months ago?
It has grown into a happy plant!
I harvested my first Bitter Melon and tried it. I followed the cooking advice Coco gave me and I must say I love it! I am sure it is not everyone's taste, because it is very, very bitter and I think it is more suitable for a side dish than main dish, but I can't wait until the next Bitter Melon is ripe!
Further I am still preserving apricots, painted some new pots and harvested first physalis! Yay!

13.7.14

Simple dreams

Cucumbers + simple food!
In the last days I picked many, many apricots and made lots of jam.
You can smell it in the whole house!
We had some heavy storms and rains, it felt like the world is coming to and end.
The street in front of our house turned into a dirty river within seconds.
Yesterday I worked a lot in the greenhouse. It also rained, but it made a comfortable atmosphere inside.
My aim in life is to have a simple and natural life. I have the feeling I'm getting closer and closer to that.
Wishing you a happy Sunday!

11.7.14

Ocean

I miss the ocean.

10.7.14

Living room impressions

 
 
 
Will I ever get tired of looking at these wooly circles?

8.7.14

Garden update

 
 
 
 
 
Some time has passed since my last garden update.
What can I say. Everything is growing! I was able to harvest all onions, the first yellow courgette, peas, spinach, rucola, salads and every day now, I can pick one or two cucumbers. I have 3 different sorts. My cucumber plants are my source of pride! They are much taller than me now (picture no. 6).
On the last photo you can see my first bitter melon, where I got seeds from Coco. I am very curious how it will taste!

7.7.14

Photo transfer and happy bellies!

 
 
This July is a special month! Both of my friends, that I am lucky to have since my very early childhood days, are having their babies! What a happy coincidence! (if you believe in coincidences)
I'm super excited and was thinking of a nice gift for them to make the last days with big belly more tolerable. So I finally tried out photo transfer! Something that is on my to-do list for a very long time.
But you know, it is always easier to get things started if you know you can make someone else happy!
And when I saw Ulma's blogpost I was reminded of it again and just started. I must say considering that it was my first attempts, it turned out quite nice, what do you think?
{First portrait © by photographer Philipp Simonis,
second by my friend Irina)
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How it works? You need some photo transfer potch, a picture printed with a laser printer and a clean, dry surface. The producer says you can transfer on canvas, wood, metal, glass, porcelain and even fabric (hand wash). First print the picture mirrored, then spread the potch thickly on the side with the printed picture and the surface and immediately place the picture side face down on the surface. Evenly and smoothly press it on. (I used a squeegee for that) Blow-dry it for 10 minutes. Let cool off. Moisten the layer of paper with warm water using a sponge and rub it off. Let it dry and if you like you can apply a coating layer of transparent varnish. That's it!