An assortment of new terrarium necklaces have been posted in the shop.
Sunday, December 11, 2016
Hello! So after almost 5 years, I've decided that it's time for a revamp of the shop and blog. I've finally decided on a new name, Vasculum. What is a vasculum? A plant collecting box, often with a strap for carrying. They were popular in the mid 18th century as botanists used them to collect specimens after a day of exploring. I was inspired to chose this name while reading, The Invention of Nature, by Andrea Wulf, which I highly recommend. I will be making, photographing, and posting new terrarium necklaces soon (just in time for Christmas) so keep an eye out.
In the mean time, here are some photos from a recent mushroom hunting trip I snuck in just before the season came to an end. The trip was mostly for fun, identification, and photo opportunities, but we did find some golden chanterelles that we cooked up in a pasta. All shrooms were found near Mount Rainier.
**I am by no mean a mushroom expert so if you see any ID errors, please let me know :)
|The Invention of Nature - Elliott Bay Bookstore|
|Right: "Fly Agaric" Amanita muscaria|
|Left: Amanita franchetii Right:"Golden chanterelle" Cantharellus sp.|
|Right: Russula rosacea|
|Left: "Coral fungus" Ramaria sp. Right: "Green dog lichen" Peltigera aphthosa|
Thursday, September 15, 2016
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Sunday, January 10, 2016
Lately I've been experimenting with all natural, homemade products and learning about all the different essential oils. These were made with beeswax, cocoa butter, vitamin e oil, jojoba oil, camellia seed oil, and essential oil blends for aroma. Recipe from Mountain Rose Herbs.