Adventures with terrariums

I have been wanting to make a terrarium since I saw these girls a couple of years ago at the Brooklyn Flea. Needless to say the idea just went in my crafting list/pile and though I didn’t actually forget, I did procrastinate. Finally this weekend I went down to the flower market, bought the last of my supplies, spread out my plastic and got  to work. They were so easy to make and I had the most fun making them.  I’m so happy with the result that I want to make terrariums for EVERYONE!! I love them! Maybe if you’re nice I’ll make you one too!

Tengo ya como 2 años queriendo hacer un terrario….desde que vi a estas muchachas en el Brooklyn flea me enamoré de las plantitas miniaturas.  Claro, como todas mis aventuras artísticas, la idea se quedó solo en mi lista de cosas que hacer.  Finalmente este fin compré el resto de los materiales, tendí mi plástico para proteger el piso y me puse a trabajar.  Fue súper fácil y me divertí muchísimo haciéndolos.  Estoy tan feliz con mis plantitas que quiero hacerlas para TODO EL MUNDO!! Me encantan! Si te portas bien te regalo una!

{1. Pick a container. Escoge un envase.}

{2. Choose your rocks. Escoge tus piedritas.}

{3. Dry moss for filtration. Musgo seco para filtrar.}

{4. Soil. Tierra.}

{5. Choose your plants (I used moss). Escoge tus plantitas (yo escogí musgo).}

Of course what made me obsess about these beauties were the miniatures living inside them.  Soooo when I found out that the ladies from Twig Terrariums had a book out I ordered it immediately and followed their instructions.  If you are going to be building a terrarium I recommend you use their book because they have the best instructions. They’re the experts!

Claro que lo que me fascinó de estas bellezas fueron las miniaturas que habitan en ellas.  Asi que cuando me enteré que las chicas de Twig Terrariums sacaron un libro, de inmediato lo compré y esas son las instrucciones que seguí.  Si van a construir un terrario les recomiendo que usen su libro porque les dan todos los detalles.  Son expertas!

{Girl with giant ladybug. Niña con una catarina enorme.}

{Couple by the lake. Pareja en el lago.}

{Rabbit hunting. Cazando conejos.}

{This will be my next one.  Esta será mi próxima.}

What do you think? Don’t you love them?? I hope my little terrariums make your monday happier!! Que les parecieron? No les encantan?? Espero que mis plantitas hagan su lunes un día feliz!!


~mrs. B

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Have any fun holiday plans?

{Lovely & simple cupcake decoration. Linda y sencilla idea para decorar cupcakes.}

Well, we don’t! Ha! so far we don’t have any set plans for our day tomorrow (as usual). All we know is we’re hitting a museum in the morning (my request) and we’ll be closing the day off with some fireworks (I hope) …. and we’re meeting some friends in between.  I hope you have a wonderful, refreshing and safe day tomorrow. I leave you with some delicious looking treats and cute ideas for a patriotic party from my friend Martha Stewart (ALL images via her website!~ Click on picture to view recipe or instructions). Hasta ahorita no tenemos ningún plan seguro para el día de mañana (como siempre).  Solo sabemos que iremos a un museo por la mañana (mi idea) y cerraremos la noche con cohetes (espero)….y nos veremos con amigos en algun momento.  Espero que tengan un día lindo y refrescante….y se portan bien.  Los dejo con unas delicias y unas ideas super lindas para celebrar de parte de mi amiga Martha Stewart (todas las imágenes son de su página!~ haz click en la foto para ver la receta o las instrucciones).

{Yummy!! Que rico!!}

{Don’t get excited, it’s the instructions for the flag, not the recipe! No se emocionen, son instrucciones para la banderita, no la hamburguesa!)

{Fun parasols for your drink. Lindos parasoles para su bebida!}


{Decorating ice cream cones. Decorando conos de nieve.}

{Pom pom table decorations.  Decorando tu mesa con pompones.}



~Mrs. B


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Happy Weekend ~ fabulous new additions to my blogroll

Here are 9 new wonderful reads that I’ve been obsessed with for a while now and I know soon you will too.  They’re all full of fashion+style, food+entertaining, cities+travel, design, and much much more sweet girly goodness (and some interests for the gents too)…as you well know, ALL my favorite!!  Hope you find some inspiration for your daily life!

{Mimi + Meg}

{Crow and Canary}

{Apartment #34}

{Oh Joy!}

{cupcakes and cashmere}

{hither & thither}

{the city sage}

{A cup of Jo}

{lox papers}

These should be really fun reads this weekend!! Enjoy!!

~Mrs. B

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Mini Valentine Making Party

After looking through the february issue of Living and finding the coolest little valentine making party,a couple of my friends and I decided to have our mini version of it at my place (since I have all the card making goods) and copy their dinner and dessert: Pizza sandwiches with arugula & basil salad and peanut butter and jam cookies!!  (their pics are way better than mine…I had loads of crappy lighting! sorry!)

So last thursday night we prepared all the goods for the pizza sandwiches and cookies and enjoyed a lovely dinner with champagne!  My friend Alisia’s engagement happened Wednesday night so the news called for a celebratory beverage…..which in my mind is ALWAYS ALWAYS champagne (or some kind of sparkling wine!).


{CHEERS! Congratulations Alisia & Jon!}

{Isn’t her ring pretty?}

{ready for some peanut butter & raspberry jam cookies?}

{so they’re a little fopped up, but they were pretty delicious!}

{card making gets intense!}

Have yourselves a Happy pre-Valentine’s weekend!


~Mrs. B

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Seriously FREE!!!

Hello there!! HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! Look what I found…..If you’re still in need of a 2011 calendar like I am, here’s a really really cute one for FREE!! What a better way to start the new year!

Thank you to EZ over at Creature Comforts for posting this awesomeness! Click on the picture to find the original post!  ENJOY!!



~Mrs. B

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Afternoon Delight ~ Recycling Christmas

I don’t know about you, but I always feel guilty about getting rid of my Christmas cards and throwing all that Christmas paper away. Well…..look what I found on Martha Stewart!!!!! Really cute ideas on what to do with leftover wrapping paper and your Christmas cards…they are so clever over at Martha.

ENJOY!!! (click on the pics)


Recycled Christmas card crafts


Left-over Christmas wrap ideas

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Final Casting Project…

Well a week before Christmas was my last week of school and my final project was due.  It was a lot of work, but I managed to finish it and I love it!! I learned how to set the little stones and I’m very excited to use those in the future.  I think I may get an A in the class and that makes me really happy!!!

Theme: our profession. Since I don’t really work at the moment other than on my etsy shoppe I said my profession is: artist/jeweler/homemaker-housewife.

I made everything including the chain. The flower ring is removable so I can wear it on my finger and it represents the homemaker part. It’s a peony.

The palette…well a little obvious no?  and the balls are silver beads that I cast (originally 3 but didn’t work out); they represent the jeweler part.

Some before pics…..

Finished necklace….

I’m probably going to take it apart and just use the ring as a ring and re-position the beads on the necklace so I can actually wear it.  Otherwise it looks too artsy/school/projecty no?



~Mrs. B

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