Sunday, March 07, 2010

Viking garden

I have seen a few really cute fairy gardens online in the past few weeks, so I assembled some tiny plants with the hope of putting one together with Monkey. He was happy to help me drill lots of holes in the bottom of the pot, but that was really as far as he was interested. Even the addition of Vikings did nothing to capture his interest. That is ok, he happily drilled hundreds of holes in a scrap piece of lumber next to me while I played in the dirt.
Mondo Grass, Creeping Phlox, Golden Scotch Moss, and a nameless houseplant were added to the bowl along with tiny rocks and a large shell water feature.

I'm certain the Viking will be on his best behavior in such a lovey little spot.

Friday, March 05, 2010


The winter here has outlasted Monkey's wardrobe: he split huge holes in the knees of two pair pants last week, one completely un-repairable. Early March should have high temperatures in the low 70s here, not the 40s. If he were better with a zipper fly I'd have replaced them easily, but it seems this is not the time of year for elastic waist pants.

Lucky for his cold naked butt I'm crafty.

I dug around in my stash and was a little embarrassed to find a huge baggy pair of khaki overalls. Where did they come from? I'm not the overall-wearing type. How long have I been dragging them around? I've moved 3 times in the last 3 1/2 years, did I move these too?

Whatever, they had great pockets and plenty of fabric. A big cargo pocket was ripped off and relocated to cover a stain on the left leg.
A pocket which you could see if he would ever hold still...
Playing in the backyard today has already made the stain-covering job seem a little unnecessary.

I was able to cut them out using the existing outer seams, preserving the nifty little side pocket too. So thank you, mysterious contributor of ancient overalls!