Pretty Things I Have Made Recently


I’ve been in quite a crafting mood recently. Possibly because the nice (for Britain) weather has coaxed me out of my dank laptop-based hole. Here’s  couple of IRL (OMG!) things I’ve put together with my clumsy, fat hands.


Describing this to the best of my ability, a terrarium is self-sustaining ecosystem of small plants. Did that sound like I know what I’m talking about?

Taking a cue from my girlfriend (who loves arts and crafts), we went to Wilkinsons and bought a couple of cheap jars (nice Kilner ones that they sell for like £2). We watched some informative videos containing excited American girls and then got stuck in.

So basically, we put some pebbles in the bottom to create a bit of drainage. Then we laid a bit of horticultural mesh over the top of them to create a barrier. We mixed up some sand, soil and charcoal…

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