but even better
spiced up with a bit of paisley!
this is the second out of three
that i'm making for my friend debbie.
the first was for her daughter,
this one will be for her
for her to give away at christmas.
the bag was made from an amy butler fabric
and was beautiful to sew.
i'm a real amy butler fan.
her fabrics are always beautiful quality
and the colours always better in real life than on the screen.
these baby staghorns
have been growing here for over a year now.
i am thrilled
'cos when i lived in canberra
i tried to grow ferns from seed.
but the humidity level is normally very low
and i didn't have much success beyond that.
here, living on the trunk of an old jacaranda
these have sprung up naturally!
they're living on the west side of the house
where they're shaded in the morning
and in the afternoon
they are shaded by the tree and the fence
so they thrive.
this hardy fern
grows verdantly out of an old tree stump!
it shrinks away over the cold and dry of winter
then springs back to life every spring.
we are expecting a super cell to hit later today
and the air is so thick and muggy
i think i'm turning into a puddle
and will melt away through the floorboards soon
if it doesn't rain soon!
i hope you're not feeling quite so uncomfortable!
naturally Carol xox