Doesn't look like much, does it? Pretty blah. And covered in mildew.
Looks can be deceiving.
Take an old thrift store napkin, soak it overnight in some soy milk,
stuff it's folded innards with some eucalyptus leaves, helenium blossoms, a couple nails
and a few rusty screws.
Roll the whole kit'nkboodle around a piece of driftwood,
binding it as tight as you can with any old ratty garden twine ...
plunk the whole thing into a cast iron pot packed full with more of those euc leaves
and simmer away for a good 45 minutes or so.
Leave to air dry for about three weeks.
In case you might want some,
poor air circulation and/or lack of (drying) heat will bring on the pesky microflora.
May not be a bad thing, but I admit to going to battle with this batch of bundles
who ended up spending considerable time basking in my warming oven
and then received an extra steam treatment and a very hot hour in the dryer ...
+++++ STOP ++++++
you little mildewy buggers!
Many thanks to Fabienne for her encouragement & special steps walking me through that one ...
I had a good chuckle when I read the back side of this tag:
"Machine wash cold
Do not bleach
Tumble dry low
Warm iron as needed
Dry clean recommended"
It seems eco-printing is a made-in-heaven enterprise for rule breakers.
: : :
I have to include this one particular close-up ...
this face is for Jude ...
who still teaches me to *see* in many unexpected ways ...
It'll be a night for blue moon dreaming ....
let's all just let it roll.