tag: moss

handmade fonts

August 3, 2011

Posted by in crafty blogs

handmade fonts

botanica caps

handmade fonts

bark

handmade fonts

moss

handmade fonts

birch

my love for today are these beautiful typographies from handmade font. my favorites are the ones inspired by nature. :)

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woodland belle jewelry

December 20, 2010

Posted by in jewelry

woodland belle jewelry
 

{tiny woodlan terrarium golden stag ring}

woodland belle jewelry

i feel as though this post hardly needs any words, as the photos speak for themselves! this most perfectly woodsy, feminine and detailed jewelry comes to you from woodland belle. the artist, mai mckemy, lives in asheville, nc (our home grounds) and if you knew anything about the city, you wouldn’t be surprised. it’s filled with the most eco-aware, mindful people that honor both the earth and the arts. i love the intricate detail in all of her work, the moss on these twig hair pins and the tiny succulents on this garden necklace.

visit woodland belle’s site to learn more, and shop the collection either on etsy or big cartel.

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diy terrariums

October 29, 2010

diy moss terrarium

yeah for terrariums!!  why do i love them so much?  there’s something about a protected little self sustaining eco system that just makes me happy.   i’m so excited that i finally made some, i’ve been wanting to for months and months- and i think they are so pretty.  they were easy breezy, too- here’s how!

diy moss terrarium

first collect some containers to use as the terrarium.  you could buy them new, but i found these at our local thrift store.  the tall one is a separate top and bottom that i found that thankfully fit together, and the low one came together.  i think it used to be some kind of kitchen gadget? anyways, as long as they are glass and fit together- they’ll work!

diy moss terrarium

then, i spray painted the bottoms black to match each other and filled them with a few rocks to help with drainage.  i just grabbed these right out of our driveway!

diy moss terrarium

next, you’ll need to find some live moss.  i stumbled across this moss during our nature walk, but you can also order it online.

diy moss terrarium

next you’ll need a few little plants to fit inside.  i bought these two succulents ($2.99/ea) from our farmers market.

diy moss terrarium

now, all you have to do it assemble it!  i cut some of the moss to make it fit just right, then wedged the little plants in between the cracks.  i placed a few extra rocks around as well, some to help hold up the plants, but mostly just for looks.

diy moss terrarium

give it a good watering and voila!  you’ll want to keep it out of direct sunlight to prevent it from drying out, and you’ll only need to water it (from the base) about every month or so.  if a plant doesn’t make it- don’t worry, you can just try something else, as they are easy to rework.

diy moss terrarium

i think they are my new favorite pieces in our home!

{look within picture by katie daisy} {photos: bonnie forkner}

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found

October 25, 2010

Posted by in bonnie forkner

in addition to my camera, you know i took a few plastic baggies! how sweet (and patient) david was to let me trail off in search for little found things. a little shrubbery, some dried flowers and some spanish moss should do the trick!

nature finds
 
nature finds
 
nature finds
 
nature finds
 
nature finds

i haven’t quite decided what i’m going to do with all of my foundlings yet, but i also managed to come out with some living moss, so i might try my way at making a terrarium (any advice?).  i also found a fallen birch branch in which i quickly gathered up- i have big plans for it in our bedroom, and will show you as soon as i get it set up!

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Posted by in handmade

flores del sol

arent’t these arrangements beautiful? christina moreno is a professional floral designer and stay-at-home mom.  by combining her love for flowers, vintage pieces and photography, flores del sol is a vision to browse through.  i love all the pops of colors, nature and different textures, and can’t stop looking at those moss clusters!

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