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
Years ago I bought those terracotta pots in Menorca, an island in the Mediterranean Sea I go to almost every year since I was a toddler. They were hanging on the wall in the backyard of our former house and when we moved to another house I brought them with me, but they were still unused on a stack of plant pots in the back of our garden, covered in a green rash and a bit damaged. I thought about throwing them away and buying new ones when in Menorca (whenever that could take place in these pandemic times). But I'm glad I didn't, because recently we started to rearrange our garden and suddenly I knew what to do with the pots: paint them and give them a new purpose. One of the things my husband and I want for the garden is to only use plants in certain colors, to give the garden more cohesion. I chose white, light pink, burgundy and black (I love black flowers and there are actually more black flowers than I thought). Because the pots were already blue and g
Someone I follow on Insta shared this nice top she made, together with a link to the Etsy store where the pattern is available. I liked the pattern so much that I made one for my daughter in hot pink (although it looks more like red in the pictures) and white. I am planning to make one for myself as well (in other colors, though), because I really love the result. Pattern: Granny Go Round Jumper by Iron Lamb Yarn: Royal Hot Pink and Royal White by Zeeman ~*~ My crocheted Porch Lantern was featured by Creative Jewish Mom , All Things Kitchen and Ginx Craft !