28 February, 2014

My first etsy treasury - Bohemian Traveller

I have been creating this etsy treasury for around 6 months.
So a couple of things have sold since I began.
But doesn't everything compliment each other so well?
How could I make changes?


20 February, 2014

I'm shaving my head to raise money for charity. Brave Shave for the Leukaemia Foundation.

This is me, Aleta Bon in February 2014.
I have decided to shave off all of my hair to 
raise funds for the Australian Leukaemia Foundation.
On March 12th I am joining the Pomona Community House 
morning tea from 9.30am, where a hairdresser 
will shave my auburn locks.

15 February, 2014

Buzzing felted Bees arrive at their - Waldorf inspired - wooden Beehive

To me, Bees represent Summer, Harmony 
and certainly the fragility of our World.

Built by local bees, within our driveway telephone connection box
 As Spring began, I started thinking of the humble bee. 
Wanting to both represent and pay tribute to 
 this industrious little creature - in our homes. 
Yours AND Mine.

12 February, 2014

Getting the garden ready for Autumn

This last week has been all about DIY. 
Getting outside and getting onto
the projects we've been putting off until cooler weather. 

First, our pot garden needed reviewing.

I moved all of the strawberries into planter boxes made from 
old pallets by My Man. Souped up the soil and thinned
out the passionfruit and herbs.

 Meanwhile, our boys were having a ball removing 
the weather-worn canvas from this swing seat. 
Making light work of this happy task.
Later they (of course) made a 'cubby' out of the frame.

And this is what all the fuss has been about.
A shade house!
Again, the planter boxes have been made from old pallets.
The screen door came from the shop at the tip (rubbish dump).
We've only used 50% strength (gifted) shade cloth around the sides 
and only netting across the top.
With all of the trees around us, we really don't need more shade.

Happy to be planting out our new shade house 
with Autumn crops (for Fall), as we head toward the seasonal
change the end of Summer brings.
We've chosen heirloom varieties of tomatoes, carrots & lettuce.With beetroot, zucchini, broccoli, snow peas & capsicum, for now.
 We've filled it already. Although plan to rotate boxes as we go 
and start seeds in smaller batches from now on.
I'm feeling terribly excited at the prospect of eating the vegetables we grow.
As opposed to growing much of our produce to share with the local wildlife!

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