I have said it many times: being broke is good for my imagination and skills.
Here´s two new treadles for my small loom. If I had ordered them I would have paid 50€ each. That´s insane. I am not saying their price isn´t justified but I think my loom would have never had eight shafts and treadles.
Just looking through my stash I found two big cones of wool. I am thinking bedside rugs because they would feel very comfortable under bare feet.
Sorted out one big pile of works in progress. Some of them were unraveled, some finished. I tried Illustrator for the first time for sketching a rug. It might work in the future.
I had been eyeing my favourite sheets for a while and finally they were torn while I was making the bed.
And now they´re off to their next level. I might reserve them for my own rugs because I really like the print and colour.
After the cottage was finished it felt a little too “new”. Also I was fed up with pouring money to hardware store. This year I wanted to make the plot more “worn” and decided I would use leftover materials. Here´s a compost bin in the making.
I cut the planks according to instructions I found online and hoped for the best.
After assembling the first wall I knew it would work. This kind of woodwork is quite new to me but I love that I get to do something new. Power drill is already a friend of mine but after this I can say the same for cutting saw.
First I thought the double compost bin would be too large. But it´s already over halfway filled with weeds so it´s quite the opposite in fact.
After the compost bin experiment I thought why not make a cold frame. The weather in April was awful, nothing grew and snow just kept on coming. I was so discouraged I would never get anything to eat from my kitchen garden that I decided to make a cold frame.
I had to clear a spot for it and finally got around to level the ground around the cottage.
Assembling the whole thing was very quick and easy. I think this project as a trial because I also need to make two fences and gates that would have to be reasonably well made in order to work. After the compost bin and the cold frame I think I could have a go with the fence.
I got old windows from mum for the cold frame. They were relatively large but it worked okay.
I am very pleased with this box. I sowed lettuce, radish, cilantro, oregano and portulaca in it and they grew pretty quickly under the lid. Now I get to harvest new crops on daily basis and have already made successional sowing for later crops.