Friendship bracelets

When I was a young girl I enjoyed writing to my pen friend, playing tag and drawing but making friendship bracelets wasn’t one of them. Before the internet if you didn’t know someone who could teach you or find a book to show you how to do it then the process was just a mystery.

Today is also International Women’s Day and in my younger days I think I struggled with being female, finding your voice and identity as a woman is a difficult thing – especially for girls. There are so many messages and social pressures, often these messages masquerade themselves as female empowerment but are really just another form of control.
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Living Terrariums

Recently all over the internet I’ve been seeing Terrariums pop up, I love how they look like little worlds and forests inside a jar and I thought I’d have a go at making one.

There are two basic types of Terrarium, preserved and living. Preserved Terrarium are made from air plants and preserved moss but living ones are always changing rather than being fixed. My Terrarium is made from living moss, herb cuttings, mustard seeds and a flowering rock garden plant called ‘carpet of snow’.
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