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Home Sweet Home Toad House
Home Sweet Home Toad House
Did you know that a single toad can eat as many as 10,000- 20,000 garden pests in a season? That's a lot of pests! A simple toad house is a natural and pesticide free way of protecting your beloved flowers and vegetables. So, don't you think your toads deserve a place in your garden to call home? This adorable one of a kind handcrafted toad house measures 6 1/2" at the widest points and stands 4 3/4" tall. The opening is 3" wide by 1 1/2" tall, adequate for a medium to large sized toad. This toad house features a green trailing vine with hand painted leaves and turquoise flowers that spiral up around the toad house. The archway above the door reads "Home Sweet Home" in stamped black lettering. The paint is fired onto the pot with ceramic under glazes, therefore, it will not wash off or deteriorate. The top of the toad house measures 3 3/4" in diameter which will support small planter on the top, providing extra shade and moisture for your little garden friend. The bottom of the toad house is open which allows toads to burrow into the soil. That is Betsy, my ceramic toad posing for the picture, I'm sorry she is not included in the sale. I use Betsy for perspective with all of my toad houses. For over 5 years, my terracotta toad houses have been helping gardeners attract toads to their gardens. Every toad house I create is individually handcrafted on the potters wheel and originally designed with concern to functionality and aesthetic. Since these toad houses are not mass produced from molds and special features are added by hand, each piece is truly unique and one of a kind. All of my terracotta toad houses are kiln fired to 1900 degrees fahrenheit and will last for hundreds of years before breaking down into mud again. Here are a few important tips to encourage your toads to take up residence in the toad house: 1- Place the toad house in a cool shaded area of your garden. 2- Since toads absorb moisture through their skin it's not a bad idea to place a shallow bowl in your garden for the toads to lay in if you do not have a pond or stream nearby. 3- Watering down the toad house on hot summer days will keep the interior of the toad house cool and moist due to the natural evaporation process of terracotta clay. Care and maintenance tips: The toad house should be brought indoors for the winter season where freezing occurs. At the end of the season simply wash the toad house with soap and water to remove any dirt or moss build up and restore with a coat of cooking oil (canola, vegetable, olive or corn) to rejuvenate its natural terracotta color.
This week's work.....
This week's work.....
Spring is usually my busy season for sewing, and it's been picking up a little, thank goodness. These pillows were done for a customer this week. The long pillow was for the back of a bench. Originally, the customer had wanted a neckroll, but didn't want it to be more than about 4" deep, which would have also made it 4" high, which would've looked ridiculous on a 48" long bench! So, I came up with this design, utilizing all of her fabrics, and creating a semi rounded shape by cushioning the corners so that it would sit better than a knife edged pillow, but not be as low or deep as classic neck roll. The yellow pillows look simple, but they were a bear to do! The fabric was paper thin, and had to be lined with another yellow fabric so the white pillow form wouldn't show through. My first thought was to keep it simple and just make a quick slipcover over the forms, however, that wouldn't work, as the red lip of the cording would also show through the top fabric! That meant trying to finesse a very flat, smooth fabric with a bumpy, puckered, embroidered fabric. Not an easy thing to do! Though everything appears easy in custom design, and if done correctly, the pieces flow together and look like they just happened, when working with several different thicknesses or textures, it never is as easy as it looks. The brown welt cord on the long pillow was out of very thin poly silk, which was a nightmare to work with! The gold fabric in the center was very thick, and the blue criss cross was a medium weight. The silky damask was also a medium weight. It took about 8 hours to make this pillow. The two yellow pillows took about 4-5 hours to make. There was one other pillow which I didn't photograph, since it didn't look like anything special, although, like the others, it was very difficult, being a thin, green, solid polyester gabardine, and the multi-colored rope cording was as hard as a rock! Anyone who sews knows that cord like that often needs to be basted in place before sewing to ensure the lip won't show, and that means at least an hour more work. I got lucky on it, and working very slowly, managed to put it together without hand sewing, although it broke two of my machine needles in the process! All of my pillows are finished with hand closures, and are invisible, rather than machine stitched shut. When people pay for custom, they should get it!

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