I came across this beauty on milk and cookies blog who explains how they did it too. It was created by Wendy Tilby and Amanda Forbis. You can watch a larger version of it here And it certainly deserves a bigger screen.
My bird feeders have attracted a couple of uninvited guests, monstrous magpies! Well monstrous is a bit extreme, they're actually beautiful to look at but their tendency to eat smaller bird's babies is rather off-putting. Naturally their carnivorous appetite has widely discouraged my little feathered friends from visiting quite so often as they have done in the past. I'm disgusted, this time last year I was happily enjoying the antics of the Green finch and their chicks as they figured out how the feeder worked. No sign of them this year.
I still have a few blue Tits, coal tits and great tits feeding, and chaffinches too, but there haven't been any baby birdies yet. I keep shooing off the magpies, but they're really cheeky. They have pecked a big hole in the bird feeder to get at the nuts, do they think they're vegetarians or something! I just wish they'd go find some roadkill for themselves and leave my feeders alone.
I wanted to do something special for my brothers wedding party so I looked into edible flowers and came up with flowery ice-cubes.
They were a great success, they looked so pretty and were the perfect party ice breaker:)
Everybody loved them...well nearly everybody...."are you sure they're edible"..."is she trying to poison us"..."is Janie really the evil Ice Queen"...ok so some of the lads were getting carried away but the ladies were most appreciative.
The primroses were the most successful, I did use daisies as well but they tended to close up a little in the ice. Violets would be sweet too, I didn't have any though.
Anyway they're easy to make and fun to use, party on dudes!