Monday, April 6, 2015

Hollyhock video tute and Graphic 45 Home Sweet Home collection.

This is my favorite time of the year and after the long hard winter that the east coast has experienced, I know everyone is ready for spring!  I'm thinking about my garden that I've already started planting.  My sweet husband rototilled the soil,and laid out my rows for me.  I planted potatos a couple of weeks ago and they are just starting to sprout. I had intended to plant lettuce and spinach a week ago but then we had a lot of rain and cold wather again, so, I opted to stay inside! Next week the fun begins with planting green beans followed by southern peas, tomatoes, squash, peppers and cucumbers.  Everything will be planted by the 1st of May.  Then the hard work begins, weeding!!

I've been working with Graphic 45's Home Sweet Home collection which really has me thinking about my garden.  Here I am in my very best garden fashion, LOL.  I really need to alter my hat but check out my boots.  They have the cutest little yellow daisies all over them.  This picture is a couple of years old and those boots are shot so I have a brand new pair for this season.  Stay tuned for a picture of them because they are so shabby chic!!

I made the hollyhocks on this layout to match the papers.  They are easy to make and I did a video tute on how to make these hollyhocks.  Please, check it out and give them a try.

I like to use foam tape to pop up my layers as you can see in this close up.

 On the left is a jar of spiced applesauce and on the right sweet spicy pickles that I made.   I grow lots of cucumbers in my garden for making pickles.  We don't have an apple tree but we make a trip to the NC mountains every fall and buy apples at a great orchard there.   I love to gift my homemade goodies to friends and so I like to keep a few jars around that have been "gussied up".  I just used left over strips Home Sweet Home paper to go around them and cut a circle for the tops.  Then I tied with a bow and tucked in a pocket and tag.  I think they're so cute and yummy looking!

Thank you for stopping by my blog.  I sure hope spring is landing where you live!


  1. Oh, my gosh, I love the projects today. The page was awesome and the labels for the mason jars are so pretty. Well done. I pinned!

  2. Oh, I forgot to mention the video. I left a comment there too. Great job.

  3. great video and tutorial. Your flowers are gorgeous and so effortless for you

  4. Great tutorial, Maggi! I love the hollyhocks.

  5. Love your garden!! Can't wait to see your new boots!!


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