In the last months I saw him on social media regularly: the Plague Doctor, often accompanied by the words 'Wash Your Hands'. I doubt that plague doctors ever said that, because in their time running water wasn't available for everyone. Besides: people didn't know about bacteria and viruses back in the days, so washing your hands wasn't common use. People knew you could get sick by having contact with another sick person, though. The plague doctor wore a leather gown, a mask with glass sight holes and a beak that was stuffed with flowers and herbs to hide the stench of reeking wounds, all to protect him from contamination by sick people.The long stick was for poking people to see if they had the plague and if they were still alive. In a way his gear looks like what we are still wearing nowadays when we have contact with people that are infected by dangerous contagious diseases. In my hospital we wear protecting gowns, special masks and goggles and glo
Last year I made a seed heart for the birds in my garden for Valentine's Day, but this year I went even further: I made a cake. The cake is made of coconut oil and bird seeds and is decorated with fruit and nuts. And it's so easy to make! Just melt the oil in a pan and add the seeds. Stir until evenly divided. Fill a cake silicone molt with the oil and seed mix and let cool off. To make the oil solidify again, put the molt in the fridge. After the oil has turned white again, you can take the molt of the fridge and start to decorate. I used pine cones, alder branches, peanuts and seeds. ~*~ My cyanotype flowers were featured by Slices of Life and The Cottage Market !
My daughter asked me to crochet some scrunchies for her. Not that much work, I thought, so one evening, after she went to bed, I started crocheting. Turned out next morning that the scrunchies that I made weren't exactly the ones she had in mind. She meant scrunchies like the fabric ones: a tunnel with a piece of elastic in it. Luckily she liked mine much better, so I got away well. Not sure if they will be in use as hair bands or bracelets, though. Teenagers think in mysterious ways, aren't they? How I made them: Round 1: 40 sc around a regular hair elastic, close with a slip stitch in the first sc (40) Round 2: chain 2 (counts as the first dc), 2 dc in the same stitch, 3 dc in every sc of the previous round, close with a slip stitch in the chain stitch (120) Round 3: chain 2 (counts as the first dc), 1 dc in the same stitch, 2 dc in every dc of the previous round,close with a slip stitch in the chain stitch (240) Round 4: chain 2 (counts as the first dc), 1 dc in every dc of