Garden Hod- A basket designed as a harvest basket but can be
used for everything from a picnic basket to a knitting basket to a place to
store kindling at the fireplace. We love the fact that we can rinse our
veggies, including carrots, beets, potatoes, turnips etc., right in the hod.
I always wanted a garden hod… But the price kept me away (They range anywhere from $35 to $75!). So
one day I decided to make my own. I made mine from a
pine Plaque from Michaels,
some 1” X 2” ‘s cut into 16” pieces, some Hardware cloth (Fencing) and reused 2
of the pickets I had on hand from remaking my POANG chair into a patio chair.
And 1 piece of doweling I had on hand.
The end result: A
nice wooden garden hod. I am going to be so ready for harvesting this year!
Poang... That iconic chair from IKEA, what do I do when I see one on the side of the road that obviously has seen better days?
The POANG frame... getting a new life as Patio Furniture!
I throw it in the truck!!! I was looking at the frame and thought... I bet that could make a cool piece of patio furniture. So some light sanding, and cutting, and some cedar fence boards, and voila a Poang Patio chair!!! Now to decide if I paint it or stain it...
I love the greeting cards from Trader Joe's. 99 cents (cheap!) and so expressive. I thought they would make great art if they were framed. So I did.
I took some TJ's greeting cards that I have had in the drawer for awhile and framed them with frames from the Dollar Tree. I like the end result! Makes me wish I had done this for greeting cards I have received in the past, some cards are so good you remember them always!
Making an art project using your cell phone is pretty easy. I took this picture:
The original shows a bent leaf. Then some editing through snapfish, a free online photo service. I turned it into a black and white. Then some crafty cropping using paint, and made a black border.
Now ready for framing!
What to get Mom for Mother's Day? Well Mom mentioned she saw a tipsy planter on the news from the Northwest Flower and Garden Show... I went to the show but could not find the vendor so I made one myself...
1 piece of rebar
1 10" clay pot
4 8" clay pots
Take 10" clay planter, set in desired place, take a piece of rebar (I used 4' but think 8' would be better, provide more stability) pound the rebar into the ground through the drain hole
Fill the bottom planter with dirt:
then start stacking 8" planters through thr drain holes of each, filling each with dirt as you climb up the rebar:
The end result is a tipsy looking conversation piece in the garden.
You know I love to use 5 gallon buckets as planters, but they can look a bit white trashy (Even too White trashy for moi), So, never hoping to not use 100% of something up-cycled for another project, this case my "squash planter", I used the remaining boards from the Gorm Shelving I took apart and set them around this bucket to give it a "Wood" look. Turned out well, I think.
All are invited to the 2nd annual Highline School District Student Art Walk Thursday, May 9th, 5:00-8:00PM Free
Celebrate Art Education Month and wander Downtown Burien from 4th to
10th on SW 152nd to find art from talented middle and high school
students! Participating businesses include: Burien Library, The Mark
Restaurant, Phoenix Tea, Elliott Bay Brewery, Bumbershoot Books, Keller
Williams, Burien Books, Cross Fit, Osteria da Primo, Home Tasks, Collins
Chiropractic, and Burien Press.
Sponsored by Highline Public Schools, Burien Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services & Burien Merchants.
Maps will be available May 7th at the participating venues and on the web at www.burienparks.net
Posted as a public service on where to go to get your ride on from Red Tricycle Seattle.com... Bicycling Events
The Cascade Bicycle Club along with Bike Works, Seattle Children’s Hospital, Totcycle,
and other Seattle-area organizations have put together a variety of
family cycling events to celebrate Bike Month as well as events to keep
you and your family ridin’ throughout the spring and summer months.
Events include: Bike to School Month May 1 – 31, 2013
Both you and your child (and your child’s school!) can join the Cascade Bicycle Club for
a month or day challenge! Students sign up at their participating
school for Bike to School Month and earn prizes by completing as many
bike trips as they can during the month. Since every child cannot cycle
safely to school, trips for Bike to School Month can include any trip
made by bicycle including sports, music lessons, trips to the library,
and play dates. Bonus: The elementary school that makes the most total round-trips will be featured in the Cascade Courier. Bike to School Day May 8, 2013
Rain or shine, strap on your bike helmet, dust off your wheels, and
participate in Bike to School Day! This event, sponsored by the Cascade Bicycle Club,
encourages students to ride to school and help reduce car traffic and
air pollution! By participating with your kids, you can make a
difference for the environment and for your health! Kids Bike Rodeo May 11, 2013 from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Join CleanScapes, Bike Works, and Compass Outdoor Adventures
at the CleanScapes store in Gillman Village for a free helmet fitting,
bike safety and handling demos, a fix-a-flat workshop, and a super-fun
geo-cache ride! Plus, donate your old bikes and earn a chance to win a
variety of prizes! Ballard Street Party May 31, 2013 from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
At this annual block party, celebrate National Bike to Month with
thousands of other cyclists from around the city! In partnership with Seattle Summer Streets, the folks at Cascade Bicycle Club will
transform the heart of Ballard into a huge bike block party! Activities
will include bike art stations for kids, free food and beverage
samples, free bike tune-ups and vendor displays, plus a bike fashion
show, games, giveaways, music and drawings for cool swag. Kidical Mass May date TBD
This super-fun, safe, and easy-going family bike ride is designed for
kiddos of all ages and abilities! Kidical Mass is organized by a
biking-fool-father with too many bikes who writes a collection of posts,
along with photos and links (about biking with kids) on his blog Totcycle.
The goal of these rides is to educate bike-curious parents about ways
to bicycle with kids, help kids learn to ride safely in the city, and
increase the visibility of family biking on Seattle streets. The rides
usually involve a mix of calm streets and bike trails, and often finish
with a park adventure. All manner of bikes and high-occupancy velos are
welcome to participate! Kohl’s Helmet Safety Program at Seattle’s Children’s Ongoing April through September
Does your kiddo need a new bike helmet or multi-sport helmet? Make sure to check out the upcoming helmet fittings and giveaways courtesy of Seattle Children’s Hospital and Kohl’s Cares for Kids. Wearers must be present and be fitted to receive a helmet; quantities are limited.