Scumbag Squirrel

Ever since we moved in to our little room in East London, we’ve been so lucky to have a view of ┬áthe wild-life living in our area. From our balcony on the first floor we have front row seats to a garden-area in front of our house, where we especially like watching the squirrels running around. We even smiled of their cuteness once when they took a dirt-bath in the vegetable garden right underneath our balcony (belonging to our downstairs-neighbours), even though they were messing up the plants.
I, for one, was extra happy when I caught a glimpse of one of them running over our balcony fence, since I thought that if they would climb up to our balcony, that meant that I could make a squirrel-friend.

We were not so happy this morning when we woke up to this sight

scumbag squirrel 1

Now they’re bathing in OUR pots??
They obviously don’t want to be friends.

scumbag squirrels 2

scumbag squirrel 3

Who knew they liked strawberries and rosemary so much. They ate one of our strawberry plants, of course the one who had a small strawberry flower growing on it.

Does anyone have any tips for keeping squirrels out of your beloved plants?
We obviously have to watch out, now that they know where their midnight snacks are kept..

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Flowers II

Second floral decoration on our chest of drawers, this time accompanied by an awesome book we found at the Tate  Modern museum shop. (We always find good stuff in the museum shops after a good exhibition..)
The book is ‘Empire of Death’ (Thames&Hudson), a magnificent book about Ossuaries around the world and the history of bringing the dead into our lives.


We were really sad when the crysantheums died almost immediately, but we met a girl who worked as a florist and she gave us this tip:
Cut the stems right off and place the bottoms in hot (almost boiling) water for 30 seconds. When they start to whither again, you do the same one more time.

We didn’t try it out yet, but if someone did, please tell us how it went!

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This is a project we did together a couple of years ago. It is the story of an old, forgotten leather jacket who rose to a new life as a cool leather bag.

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Balcony Love

So when we moved in our balcony was a mess: garbage, old clothing, someone’s bike, you name it! Once we got rid of all that (by throwing it in the garden below, ofcourse) we could start arranging it our way…

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Make your own Blackboard

DIY blackboard.

Wanted to make this for so long, and it’s really simple and fun!

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