Get your GREEN THUMB on!

If you’re like me and sad to have it still be winter (darn groundhog), here’s a great gardening gift that you can make inside for the green-thumb in your life. Begonias are one of the easiest plants to propagate; most varieties only need a little water to start new roots. They come in infinite varieties (I love the leaves as much as the flowers) and stand up incredibly well as city house plants (requiring relatively low light, rather infrequent waterings (a once-a-week soaking will suffice in a pot with good drainage), and they are undeniably gorgeous.  Click below for the how-to.

How to: Propagate Begonias

Prepare a small container by washing thoroughly, making sure to leave no residue of suds.  The smaller the container, the better since the cutting will release growth hormones into the water to help the new roots develop.  Fill with tepid water.

Snip a large healthy leaf and place it in the water.  Leave in a sunny window.

When significant roots show up (2-3 weeks), gently remove the cutting and plant in potting soil in a well-draining pot.  Enjoy!

Here’s a great link for more information Pics from here

sarah LOVES seersucker

For Make-It Monday, I wanted to share this adorable seersucker skirt that I made to wear to Twilight Polo on Saturday night.  I found the pattern, which is actually for a kid's sized skirt on Make It and Love It.  I had a vision (pleats, bow, seersucker) in my head and was SO thrilled when I found a tutorial that matched exactly that! SeersuckerSkirtYou'll need to sew to make this one, but it's a super simple pattern - it only took me an hour to get it together and now I can't wait to make more of them in different colors.  The skirt is comfortable and cute, yet nice enough to wear for work!  Happy Crafting!!