Sunday, April 11, 2010

new fabrics x

i had a quick trip to the fabric shop this morning to pick up some loverly new fabrics!

lots of crafting fun to be had :-)

if only i didnt have so much uni work to do :,-( oh well i need a break every now and then

i have had a lovely new idea from the idea of the chain hearts which alot of this fabric will become soon so please watch this space

i wish you all a loverly sunday x

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

it grew!

for my first project at uni this year i descided to look at wool as it is a material that is avalible very cheaply at the moment

i found that wool is a fantastic material for growing plants.
  • it holds moisture (so you can forget to water it and it will not be a problem)
  • it can be used straight from the sheep which takes the nutrients that are found in the wool, such as green matter, to help the plants grow
  • it protects the seeds from weeds and any other nasties that might damage them before they have a chance to grow
  • it gives the seeds a protective casing and can start grewing without planting, the wool gives the seeds everything they need
... and anyway, IT GREW! i watered 2 of my seed capsuals before i left for easter (thursday 25th march) and i came back this morning and they have grown! In not sure exactly what i planted in this one :-s it could be a sunflower seed which would be good, this just adds to the excitement of waiting for it to flower :-)

this one even has roots!

the red one didnt work as well :-(

i think the reason it didnt work is because it is made from tops which has been dyed (i dont think it was dyed naturaly for some reason <3) and i think that the dye is the reason it hasnt grown.

but even this one grew roots :-)