July 01, 2009

Summertime Wall Pocket

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I made a fabric cone for Wendy's birthday this year.  My aim was to pack as much glorious summer color in it and whimsy and fun, to brighten up the (occasional) day of gloomy weather in England.  I think it turned out cool.

The curly thing hanging in front of the back is the fringe edge I had to trim away to make it a fringe.  It just curled up so cute, I had to put it on.  I’ve been wanting to use those vintage paper flowers for the longest time too, and I think pom pom fringe is just plain old fun!

 

Another friend called it a "clown in a box".  That's fitting.

 

 

 

CIMG0612.JPGThere are more wallpockets to see too.

Water Hyacinths

CIMG0703.JPGThese beauties appeared on the surface of our little pond today.  These plants (water hyacinths) didn't bloom at all last year, in fact they suffered through the year, we believe trying to survive the hot desert sun.  My DH built a lovely sail shade for the pond this year and we're keeping up on enzymes and the like, and fish, plants, and humans are liking it better.  The pic below was taken in early June.  The plants have grown a bunch since then.

CIMG0499.JPGCIMG0697.JPGView of both blooms and both fish.  CIMG0701.JPG

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