Happy rainy thursday to you, I have been staying dry in our indoor jungle. The bedroom is gradually getting taken over, and to get some of the greenery off the floor I have made some hanging planters – just in time for this months Urban Jungle Bloggers post. I am so happy to be a part of Igor and Judith’s green online community, it’s one of the things I look forward to taking part in most each month, do you take part too?
I used up lots of lace and fabric scraps from my sewing basket to create these three little hangers for a spiky cactus, forget me nots and this stunning coral pink coloured primula, so much joy from my first potted spring flower purchases! This hanger is simply two doilies stitched together on my old faithful machine, with some string straps. For easy portability (you know how I love to move things) I hung up all my plants on these amazing and versatile Pattern Hooks – my most used and successful buy ever from the lovely Merchant and Mills. This little hanger on the left is made from an antique baby bonnet, I have held on to it for years not knowing what to do with it, a few stitches and strings later – and I get to wake up to it’s lacy goodness every morning with a pot of tiny blue Forget Me Nots poking out of the top.The string macrame hanger was my first attempt and way easier to make then I imagined, I used this easy tutorial for Molly Makes. I think I will knot a few more together for my other vines and ivies. This DIY looks pretty too – if you can master the ‘Josephine knot’!!The blue hanger was whipped up from some woven fabric scraps stitched into a cylinder with a fun embroidery stitch on my sewing machine. Then I hand stitched a vintage doily over the open base – (I pinned it all together over a solid jar first so it didn’t slip about). The straps for this one are just plaited lengths of jute string, that are then tied in a big knot at the top.I can’t wait to add more to my little hanging indoor jungle. Before I get back to stitching (there are some Liberty fabric cushions on the way), heres another snap of Marlo below, enjoying some thinking time in amongst the greenery, watching the rain and birds out in the big garden. x