As much as I ever made fun of a friend's parent's house growing up for being full of crafty crapola - down to its handmade bubble-curtains - I am guilty, guilty, guilty of loving all things craft-like, but rarely having the patience or wherewithal to begin a craft and follow it through to the end. That being said, I've been wanting something for awhile - I've been wanting my very own scary-terrarium. I bought a terrarium from Etsy not long ago, a little one to practice with. Practice fail. It was dead in about a week-and-a-half. This time, my thoughts are getting much, much loftier - grander - more daring. And here's the kicker - I started buying stuff. Ruh roh.
Over Halloween, I found a set of three tiny gravestones for my someday-scary-terrarium. Scaryrarium. Its now December, but it's not like they were going to go bad or anything. Anyhoo, last week leaving breakfast (had the day off - it feels SO luxurious to go-to-breakfast during a weekday), we walked past a litte terrarium shop, and I went in. Oh I didn't just go in - I went in AND. BOUGHT. THREE. SUCCULENTS. Including a "String of Pearls" which is one of my favorite looking plants ever, for reasons unknown even to me. When healthy, they look like this:
And when I get a hold of them, they come out looking somewhat like this:
But I can't be stopped. Try again. Fail again. Fail better. And boy am I looking forward to failing better! As I looked on Etsy for more and more terrarium-related things, I found a mini grim reaper, tiny ewoks, an outhouse, scary trees with faces, and looking at 50 different varities and prices of mosses can make you go blind and just shy of completely crazy.
Stay tuned! Or don't - 'cause I'm a notoriously lazy blogger - but I do plan on showing you how it all comes together.