Thursday, April 25, 2019
You can make more plants from your existing house plants, by taking cuttings. Many plants, such as papyrus, zigzag plant (I name it Matisse plant), readily root in a glass of water and can then be transferred to pots.
It may sound challenging , but it's not complicated at all.
Making plants from cuttings is a way to clone the original mother plant and a gratifying process, to increase your stock of plants. Furthermore it is a pleasurable way to surprise someone among your green friends. Any another plant lover will be overjoyed with an 'offspring' of your green plant kids.
I've been taking cuttings from the papyrus and fishbone cactus. Two parts of zigzag plant were snapped anyway, so I decided to use them as cuttings. When you cut a papyrus stem, just trim the 'umbrella' a bit and put it upside down in the water. Roots and new shoots will show up soon. Change the water every now and then.
After a few weeks in the windowsill-nursery, I have potted up the rooted cuttings yesterday.
Mother plants below:
Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Wednesday morning, 10:30 AM
Curtains blowing in the breeze...
I just L O V E the look of the waving curtains and shadow play.
To capture the atmosphere, I made a video and posted it on Instagram this morning. P L A Y video
(and watch how the left white curtain closes itself in the wind)
Monday, April 22, 2019
Easter Monday - 22nd of April
Second day at the beach this year and sunniest and warmest Easter ever.
Like two days ago on Good Friday, we went to the Noordzee coast to spend a few hours on the beach.
Exactly long enough to enjoy a day at the beach without suffering from sunburn afterwards. And to avoid the traffic jam and arrive home on time, to spend the rest of the day in the backyard, to end this splendid Easter weekend with a lovely outdoor dinner.
Saturday, April 20, 2019
Saturday - 20th of April
First day at the beach this year.
Near the dunes it was warm enough to count today as a perfect beach day.
Friday, April 19, 2019
It’s almost Easter weekend and the sun is out!
Today I've been busy at Villa Augustus, working on final preparations for Easter. Arranging colorful bouquets, in large and small vases, decorating the huge chandelier in the restaurant. In the meantime it was super busy in the market shop, but in between I had a relaxed picnic lunch break in the orchard.
Enjoy your Easter weekend, everyone!
You can download the crochet BIKINI TOP PATTERN in my Etsy shop and start right away with the "step by step" crochet pattern, provided lots of detailed photos (18 pages) of this crochet bikini top.
All you need is 50 grams of yarn to make your summer bikini top! Choose your favorite colour and get started. It's not difficult at all and it takes just a few hours to make it.
The golden bikini top I made last year with the some golden bling bling yarn from Marrakech. It's a very simple straightforward variation on the bikini top.
The crochet bikini trend continues for the upcoming summer season
Monday, April 15, 2019
I've 'built up' an elegant and functional storage for my sneakers with colorful crates. The Ay-Kasa crates are foldable & stackable and come in awesome colors.
I figured by folding only the frontside of the crate, it would make an original storage for my sneakers.
It was quite an investment to collect enough crates for my sneakers and one on top for my socks. Let's say, you can buy a cool pair of sneakers instead of 9 crates. I started collecting them a few months ago and purchased the first pile in Antwerp. Some weeks ago I bought some new colors at Evernow in Rotterdam.
The stacking is finished for now and it's a good thing no more crate fit, because the cupboard has reached the sloping attic roof. I'm really happy with the result.