We missed #WorldSelfieDay Yesterday, so Maisie and I (and my son) made up for it today lol
I received a birdhouse from a friend this week and re-did it to live on the hammock post.
It was originally a plain wooden birdhouse, nothing particularly special about it.
Maisie and I spray painted it purple, painted the brackets a hot pink, then attached it to the top of the post.
I wasn’t happy with it, so I drew a Hamsa which is good luck against evil eye in many faiths and cultures, using sharpies. I did it freehand and it would have looked better, but Maisie insisted on swinging on the hammock, shaking the post as I drew.
I was perched precariously on a step stool at the time- and I have really bad vertigo lately from weird ear crystal issues- so I just wanted to get this done with.
I love the way it turned out! It’s looks pretty hippy dippy 🙂
The garden/landscaping project continues!
We had a forlorn little terracotta garden rabbit that was hidden in the brush, unpainted, and I wanted to paint it and give the poor old thing a makeover.
Maisie INSISTED on choosing the spray paint colors this go ’round, so he had to be hot pink. I didn’t do the greatest job with the spray painting, I honestly just wanted to get it over with. However, it looked really creepy without ‘real’ looking eyes, so the child insisted Mr. Bun get them.
I didn’t have any craft paint, so we used sharpies, which turned out to her satisfaction, as far as hot pink bunnies go.
He still looks a little sad and lonely, but at least he now has pizzazz and eyes.
Maisie was very pleased with this project, so all’s well that end’s well!
Maisie informed him that she found her bathing suit upstairs and after ballet, it was going to be a beach day.
I’m sorry, but today is a fairy garden and blue bottle tree landscaping day, kid.
I may have to compromise and fill up one of those little blue kiddie pools while we work-
I’ve been wanting on of these things for years!
Now, the ones in the pics aren’t MY tree, I just found a smaller one that will fit a teeny hillock on the NW corner of my garden.
My friend is delivering it in about 30 minutes. Granted, mine is much smaller- about 16″ at base and 5 feet tall, but it is the perfect size for where I want to place it.
I plan on making a fairy garden for Maisie nearby.
I love lots of whimsy in my gardens and Maisie loves helping outside. We live in a very artsy, laid-back beach town- so growing food on your lawn and sculptures are pretty much the norm in my book.
My gnomes will appreciate this, too.
BTW, my mysterious gnome problem ceased about 2 yrs ago.
1 yr ago today- she’s so adorable!!
She is currently OBSESSED with My Little Pony.
The happy highlight of the day was the little concert she threw this morning.
Pleasant posts are so much nicer than the others.