Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Itsy Bitsy

"I have lived 80 years of life and know nothing for it, but to be resigned and tell myself that flies are born to be eaten by spiders and man to be devoured by sorrow"
- Voltaire

"I never kill insects. If I see ants or spiders in the room, I pick them up and take them outside. Karma is everything"
- Holly Valance

"The mind cannot support moral chaos for long. Men are under as strong a compulsion to invent  an ethical setting for their behavior as spiders are to weave themselves webs."
- John Dos Passosent

Friday, September 7, 2012


Well, summer is drawing to a close and the days are getting cooler, so I've had a chance to get back in to the garden! It was so humid in August and the mosquito's were so bad I didn't touch my garden all month. Needless to say, it got full of weeds and eaten by bugs; here are a few hangers on gobbling up the last of the parsley:

  What is that spiky, mean looking guy in the background?! Anyway, I finally got around to clearing everything out and I planted some broccoli, kale, and collards for fall:
 Mr. Fatty Toad was hiding in the thyme; I relocated him and he wasn't too happy!

While I was neglecting my garden I stayed busy making this little Autumn fairy, her name is Lobelia:

I think she has the perfect personality to bring in the fall season; she is made from paper clay, silk, wool yarn, stone beads, muslin, freshwater clam shells, feathers and nutmeg. How are you celebrating the coming of Autumn?