Its been a fun week, preparing for Mothers Day weekend. Fun gifts for Mom and of course everybody needs a fresh spring boxwood wreath. This time of year they are discounted 15% from website prices. That's great! I will be selling and making boxwood wreaths at the Market tomorrow. Come visit us @ http://www.metroparks.org/Parks/SecondStreetMarket/Home.aspx
Potted Oregano boxes for Mothers Day! These little burlap-wrapped pots are so fun and a perfect gift or to keep for yourself!
Place in a sunny window and clip off sprigs to add to your cooking.
I will be selling these this Saturday at http://www.metroparks.org/Parks/SecondStreetMarket/Home.aspx. They are $5.
Check out these photos of these handmade bags from Haiti. So fun and perfect for those market goods, hang on the door with flowers tucked in or to give as a gift! I sold these at the April Springfield Flea Market. There are still some available; below are better descriptions and prices.
This bag is stiff and made with dried leaves. Its woven tightly and very sturdy. It measures 16.5" x 15" w/o handles and is only $3!
These bags were made by a Haitian friend, made from an international burlap printed coffee bag. What a fun vintage-looking bag for purchases. These bags range from 22.5" x 15" to 19"x 22.5". for $7.
Another cool bag made with dried leaves from Haiti, shades of muted green and blue woven in together-all leaves! It measures from 14.5" x 15" w/o handles and is selling for $5, what a buy!
This bag too is made with dried leaves from Haiti. this one is a little smaller and has an adjustable shoulder strap it has a very impressive weave pattern with a faded green woven through. It measures 10.5" x 11". These seem more of what you would use for a purse, they are stiff and sturdy. I love these bags for only $5 and to think when you buy these bags, you are helping the Haitian people!
This blog was inspired by the creativity of the Haitian people. The ideas of how they "Go Green" is because they have to save and make do with what they have. Unlike the American people with too much, that they don't think about waste. Their gardening and produce is grown mostly without pesticides, because they don't have it or they cannot afford it. In 2012-2014 our family had the opportunity to serve as missionaries in Haiti. We learned a lot and made many new friends there. Although we are now back to our home in America, we left a piece of our hearts there and try to visit and help where we can.