This is a little funny, really, as it was after reading, but not because of reading this very amusing post this morning (that I discovered via India Drummond, another brilliant blogger and author) about all these crafty ideas we see posted all over the internet, and that we will almost never actually try, that I decided to give one of them a go today.
They call it moss graffiti, and I have seen a few examples of it, and it can be… mossed effective! However that’s not what I’ve decided to start with. – I’m going to do something a bit simpler first.
I began by collecting some moss from the garden and bringing it into the kitchen.
I added all the other ingredients
Had to keep adding cornflour but I can’t say it seemed to have much effect, or maybe I just used way too much water, or didn’t give it time to thicken, or something. Anyway, it sort of looked okay, so I took it out to the garden, along with an old paintbrush. I have been using a couple of baking trays as birdbaths for the past few months, and recently decided to make little plinths for them as there are a bunch of old bricks knocking around the garden. I’ve made two of these and it is great to see them getting used by the various winged creatures that frequent my little slice of heaven.
I need to keep them moist for the next couple of weeks and hopefully in time the moss will take hold. If it doesn’t work then all I’ve lost is a 50 pence pot of yoghurt. But fingers are crossed!
Have you ever tried any of the many crafty ideas seen online? Know of any that really work? Half a tennis ball with a slit in it for holding tea-towels, perhaps? No? Oh, go on… give something a go! And then tell me about it 🙂