With Spring coming up so soon, may I influence you into a little gardening? :). Well, the fact that I live in a warm country I have more reasons to do so, am I ?. [Taking some baby steps here :)].
I love the naive flower prints on them.
I used three pieces of hankies for making the seed pocket pouch. I simply folded them into half and then another half to create folders/inserts.
Stacked a few and sewed in the middle. Patched up scrap fabrics, laces, buttons and ribbons on the pockets. I used elastic string & a large button for closure. Lastly, decorated the covers with silk roses, ribbons and tiny beads.
Sweet hankies, LOVE the scallop edging stitches!.
I sewed tiny beads all over the back cover.
some at the spine.
and on the front cover.
More stitches for this gardening pouch.
Playing with soft green, yellow and orange colors for a change.
And the fun doesn't stop there. I made pockets for the seeds from old book pages and drew botanical illustrations on them. You could opt this out and use magazine images instead :).
Old book pages seed pockets, before being painted on.
Pockets with fun drawings on them.
My grandmother used to keep her vegetable seeds in folded, old newspapers. She and grandpa grew all the veges and fruits for our home cooking in the backyard. I used to help water her plants as a kid, and making these pockets brought back fond memories :).
I got all excited and felt a need to have another small treasure in our pockets. So I made garden markers from ice-cream sticks :). They don't bear the plants' botanical names but some powerful words for the plants. I first primed the sticks with gesso, then painted with green acrylic and stamped sweet words.
Ice-cream sticks are great for garden stakes/markers.
Hopefully my plants grow happily next to their new toys :).
Will my cactus bloom now?. Oh, ones certainly could hope :).
Okay, that's all I have today. I'm off now to buy some seeds to fill up these pockets. Ha!. If you decided to spend some time in the garden soon, do share your potting projects or planting. If it's not snowing, of course :). Wishing you, Happy Earth Day in advance!. HUGS.