Monday, March 27, 2017

Time to clay and garden...

     I found some time to clay again and I already fixed my schedule. It's house work in the morning then claying in the afternoon. It's easier for me to work in the garden when Austin's awake compared to claying in the craft room. When he's with  me while I'm claying, it is just chaos!! haha He opens all my boxes not just the ones with big items he can play with but he targets the ones with small beads that are really hard to fix after.  But when I'm working out in the garden, he just stays beside me and plays with whatever rock, plant or worm (?!) he finds. He sleeps in the afternoon now after we pick up my eldest so it's perfect timing! I can clay all I want while  he is asleep and I can also help my other son do his homework without someone getting the pencil that he's writing with. :)

     Here are some of the new jewellery I made. Mostly earrings because I am still working on new necklaces and lockets. If you fancy a pair, they are listed in my etsy shop already.  Here's the link to my etsy:

     The hubby and I have been busy fixing the front lawn. In my last post, I shared to you about the middle part of it and during that time we still didn't know what to do with it.  We finally decided to plant a cycad (low maintenance and easy to grow) and add some rocks to the side of it. Here are the before and after photos.
    Yesterday, the cat who frequents are front lawn decided to grace it with it's presence! It decided to poo there. LOL!

    That's it for now. I hope you had a good month. It's going to be April soon and school holidays are a few weeks away. Until my next post! :)

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Some more gardening stories...

Hello! I'm back! Trying to keep my promise to write  more.

So what  have I been doing? I haven't clayed the past days. I am still busy fixing the garden. I want to finish it first before I clay again. I've been cutting and cutting and cutting and cutting all the trees and branches not needed in the garden. So far the sun can already shine through some parts. A lot of dried leaves to rake so that the soil can be seen and will be dried under the sun.

We bought a ladder so that we can reach some of the branches that already shoot up higher than the house. It was delivered today! Very fast! I bought it online from ladders4u last Tuesday. I happily used it awhile ago to clean the gutter of the pergola. It was already clogged with leaves. So no more overflow now.

Hanging plants add joy to the garden! If only they can flower all year. :)

This is in front of the house. It was full of plants before. Flowering ones and succulents but they were already overgrown and not really good to look at. And I think I can't save them anymore. So I decided to just clean it up ( it was no easy task!) and will eventually plant an agave in the middle then rocks/pebbles will be put on around it.

That's it for now! Time for me to rest this aching body! I forgot to mention that gardening is like working out in the gym! Oh my! :)