Fresh spring breeze

I received Etsy Finds - an email about trends. There were a few really great items for Easter which reminded me of my last year's crafts. A while before Easter, when it was still snowy outside, I made an egg-diet. I made an omelet every morning to collect egg-shells. I carefully hit the top of the egg, so that most part of the shell would stay undamaged. After that I washed each shell and putted soil inside. On top of it there was a layer with different seeds. I made some eggs with Easter grass. Some where with basilica, some - parsley and so one. After a while the first sprouts came out. After a few weeks I had herbs on my windowsill in kitchen.
For adding colors to herbs, you can paint shells before planting grass. I used acrylic colors.  You can find a few more ideas in my Pinterest board Spring time
It would be great, if you could share your favorite spring craft before Easter. How do you decorate your home in spring time?

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Create a letter!

A while ago I read in Alisa's blog that she uses watercolor pencils. I haven't tried them, but since that - I needed them so much! Finally I saw one set with watercolor pencils and as price was not high, I took them. I got some more things for crafting and after shopping I had fun at home with my 10 y.o. boy. We tested all  - pencils, star shaped paper punch and funny tapes.Look at this colorful result, which is used to be a letter for my dear penfriend. I hope she will receive her letter soon :)

Happy Birthday, akwiinas!

One day by accident I saw that my Etsy shop with name akwiinas has birthday on 7th of February. I created it on 2010. 3 years has passed. That time I had no idea that someone could really buy my neckties. In these 3 years I have learned soooo much..... Yes, I have only few sales. But I am so happy that I have had them! I am so happy for feedbacks I have received! Love them! :)
So I decided to celebrate it! I just added a new fresh necktie, which is first from my Summer 2013 collection! And plus that, I offer 20% discount to all my previous necktie' designs! For sale use cupon code BIRTHDAY3.
Cupon code is active till Valentine's day - 14th of February. Don't miss it! ;)

Getting ready for spring

At my hometown it's still pretty snowy. Even last night here was a little snowstorm. I miss spring so my mum took some flowers to home when I was still ill. We had a mini-flower-workshop. So nice, that bring a spring to home in the same moment :)
Probably I am getting old, because this winter I am collecting ideas for my own garden. I do not have it, but my parents have one and my boyfriends family have garden with house near to sea, so I have opportunities to plant something.
Off course, I have created Pinterest board about some very nice garden ideas - plants, flowers and outdoor furniture.
You are welcome to see more how I got flower garden on window sill :)