Friday, June 25, 2010

Hybrid Geranium Repels Mosquitoes

I was Girl Scout for a number of years, but not until I had two sons of my own that were Boy Scouts, did I learn to use dryer sheets to keep mosquitoes away!  It really works.   I usually wipe it on any skin that's exposed, and then just stick it in a pocket! 

Crushing a few leaves of the  Mosquito Plant and rubbing them on your skin also works to repel mosquitoes!  I have several large bushes growing back by the barn.  It is very hardy, my kind of plant, and the foliage is pretty.

I did a little research and found that the Mosquito Plant is actually a genetically engineered geranium hybrid!  Interesting ...

Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears 

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Darn Cute

Oh fun, I just got my order of plush toys.  They're not made of alpaca, but they are pretty darn cute!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Winner - Bird's Eye View!

Congratulations to Nestle and Soar's Shop,  the winner of this week's "The Birds" Treasury!

Thank you to all who participated!
American Folk ArtThe Flowering of American Folk Art 1776-1876Contemporary American Folk Art: A Collector's Guide 

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

"Blue Suede Shoes" Hand-Spun Alpaca Yarn

I don't know WHY I give my yarn names!  Any other hand-spinners out there that does this?  

 It just seems like something that's been done by hand, from birthing the baby to raising the alpaca, to skirting, sorting, tumbling, washing, dyeing, carding, spinning, plying, skeining, and washing again ...

 ... ought to have a name!

I usually name it the first thing that comes to mind . . .

In this case, it is "Blue Suede Shoes"!

Blue Suede Shoes (New Sound Remastered)adidas Originals Men's Campus 2 Suede Shoe,Navy/Run White,9 MBlue Suede Shoes - Original

Saturday, June 5, 2010

The Birds

I love to hear the birds sing, beats an alarm in the morning, and I like to get up with the birds.  I don't always wake up when they do but I'm glad when I do, guess you have to be a morning person to appreciate that sentiment!


Little Green Bird Plate
by Joy Elizabeth Ceramics Shop
Love Birds by Little Vale
Hummingbird Topiary Flower by Middleburg's Shop
Mr. Black Capped Chickadee by Tracyemueller's Shop
Yellow Bird by Amber Alexander's Shop
Turquoise Fleur and Perched Sparrow Silver Earrings by Vintage and Glam's Shop
Red Bird by Carambatack's Shop
Vintage Crowned Bird Violets Forget Me Nots Music Sheet
by In My Cedar Chest's Shop

Fancy Chicken Girl in Pearls
by Middleburg's Shop

Golden Moss
by Fiberstory's Shop

Beaded Bird Pin
by Moloco's Shop

Pink Starling Dress
by Koolmono's Shop

Bird's Eye View
by Nestle and Soar's Shop
by Zime's Shop

Rustic Birdfeeder Birdhouse
by Bacon Square Farm
The Day When My Worries Flew Away
by Poco Loco Creativo's Shop

Leave a comment and vote for your favorite Etsy item, that is not your own.  The winner will be posted here, in next week's announcements, and on my FB page!

Brome 1024 Squirrel Buster Plus Wild Bird Feeder with Cardinal Perch Ring