More craft with shells

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While sorting I find all different things.

Using some imagination I can make something new out of it.

I had a small tray which had once candles on it.

The candles are gone, the tray remained.

The wonderful shells, received from my sister from an exotic holiday, I had displayed on a plate.

My idea was to make a wall hanging out of it.

So I filled the tray with PVA glue,

arranged the shells as I liked, then carefully sprinkled sand in between.

Once this was dry, I glued the last shells on the top.

Now all dry and I have a new picture.

 

It will go nicely in the bathroom and gives this holiday feeling.

When you find odd bits and bobs why not

recycle and make something new out of it.

It is fun to create your own ideas.

Plan for the week

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I think I’ll pace myself this week.

I’ll start by being quietly wonderful on Monday

fabulous on Tuesday

brilliant on Wednesday

awesome on Thursday and

then slowly build up to being magnificent by Friday!

 

Why not follow this example and have a great week ahead 🙂

picture from Off the leash.

Have a magnificent weekend!

Story Time

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We all have unique gifts, we are all valued and needed.

 

The sad earthworm.

 

Once upon a time there was an earthworm.

Often he was just lying there, feeling sad to be only an earthworm.

Why can’t he be a bird or a fish or a human being.

Each being seems to be able to do something special, each being seems to be worth more than just a simple earthworm.

One day a girl came by. She saw the worm and picked him up. He felt worried and thought that was the end of his life.

Instead the girl put him into a jam jar. There was soil and some leaves, actually it was quite comfortable even though a bit small.

The next day the girl took the worm to school. She was asked to stand in front of class to deliver an essay.

With astonishment the earthworm heard the girl talk about earthworms.

How earthworms live, how important they are and that they do something unique.

To make fertile soil out of leaves and dirt.

They are the earthworms which make make sure that constantly new things can grow in fertile soil.

And when the girl released the worm later that evening back into the garden, he was the happiest worm in the world.

 

 

I love the short stories of Tania Konnerth.

This story is translated and retold by me. Taken from the book

“Aus der Schatzkiste des Lebens” by Tania Konnerth

Growing, my joy!

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My garden is my joy.

I love things growing and I take care of them.

I check how my plants grow.

We are lucky the weather is good and

I spend lots of time in the garden admiring my babies.

My Canna Lily, I received from a friend last year is coming again.

I check how my planted seeds grow.

I had Cornflower seeds,

they grow beautifully.

I tried seeds of radish,lettuce,

carrots and onions.

They are coming on fine.

It is such a success story.

Every little success is a feel good factor.

Don’t expect too much of yourself.

In the words of François and his yogi ladybird:

What is your success story for this week?

 

Take care my friends and stay safe.

 

 

More Updates

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“We’re unable to go out, so many of us go in.

Sleep, recharge, pray, meditate, journal.

Reflect on what’s important and what makes us truly happy.

To many, it’s a transition from survival to living.

During times of pain, we are invited to learn new ways of being—to do less and be more.

To reconnect with our true human nature.”

~Sara Fabian

 

Here is what I have been doing last week:

completed another puzzle:

Sorted out all my CD’s,

Created a Mini Green house out of CD cases, to recycle them

as I found a picture on Pinterest.

I can open the roof as seen on the bottom right picture.

 

Baked Chocolate Brownie as per Sally’s recipe.

They are super delicious.

Write in my Gratitude journal from Francois.

It brings me so much joy.

Here is the link for the new one, he just created.

 

Painted some walls to the Bathroom

and exercised/ danced, meditated, read books and much more

I leave you with an upbeat song I dance to,

Dance along with me and have a good and safe week ♥♥♥

 

Garden Art

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During my visit in my garden – Mini Kew

I didn’t show you all my handmade art

which makes my garden more colourful.

Different Wind chimes, made with beads

made with shells

more beads

Brush lettering on wood

These give me smiles and happiness in my garden.

I am so grateful to have such a wonderful oasis,

to have nature so close to me.

 

Wishing you all a good and safe weekend ♥

Updates from last week

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We all have time at the moment

as we need to stay at home.

We are not stuck at home,

we are safe at home.

There are so many ideas what we can do.

Here is an update of what I enjoyed and have done:

completed 2 puzzles

 

fixed my fence and painted it

baked bread

exercised/ danced, meditated, read books

and rested in the sunshine.

What have you been up to lately?