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I am loving every minute of this Spring in the Pacific Northwest. The garden is in full bloom and all of the colors are just breathtaking. Rhododendrons, azaleas, and tree blossoms galore.

Incredible color on this purple Azalea. Perfect for 2014- the color of the year is Radiant Orchid after all : )

Incredible color on this purple Azalea. Perfect for 2014- the color of the year is Radiant Orchid.

I think everyone is jumping at the chance to get out in the garden every chance they get. We have been getting a day or two of rain and then a couple of days of sun. Perfect weather for getting things done both inside and outside. There are lots of wonderful sprouts peeking out of the ground and the vegetable starts in the greenhouse are really starting to take off.

Zucchini, Pumpkins and Squash... Oh My!

Zucchini, Pumpkins and Squash… Oh My!

I have been spending way too many evenings surfing Pinterest and my garden board is overflowing with ideas. Now that spring is here and I have been able to put of few of these great ideas into action. First, the Potato Tower I built with some left over chicken wire. It took 2 bags of compost to fill, YIKES! But I think it will produce an amazing potato crop, fingers-crossed.  It hasn’t sprouted yet but I have been reassured by fellow gardeners not to worry.

A Pinterest Experiment- the Potato Tower

Pinterest Experiment- the Potato Tower

I also got some AMAZING wine boxes from a friend and have started planting some of my starts and vegetables in them for the Greenhouse. They just look so cool… it has only been a couple of weeks so I will have to let you know how it goes. Again, thank you Pinterest!

Another Pinterest Experiment- Growing in Wine Boxes

Another Pinterest Experiment- Growing in Wine Boxes

I will leave you with this adorable sign that I found at a local nursery, “We are so excited about our garden… we wet our plants!” I am putting this in the Greenhouse, along with this amazing owl, and it totally describes how I am feeling about the garden this spring.

Adorable garden sign for the Greenhouse.

Adorable garden sign for the Greenhouse.

I can’t wait until I can start to enjoy/eat all of the incredible crops.

Happy Growing!

Michelle

P.S. I have been posting a few teasers about some new projects on our Facebook Page. Be sure to “Like” us.

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Welcome to the Firetrail Designs Blog!

Here you will get an inside look into what inspires us, how we create our fabric designs, patterns and other creative projects we are constantly working on or at least dreaming about.

Our goal is to inspire you to find your own style in this sometimes overwhelming world of trends, ideas and opinions. Most of us can’t afford those high fashion trends we drool over in magazines- but with a little inspiration and some basic sewing skills you can create your own designer fashions that fit your everyday lifestyle.

There is a great deal of pride that comes from creating something yourself. You get to make it exactly the way YOU want it and the result is directly related to how much effort you put into it. Don’t be afraid to tackle something you have never done before! You have a multitude of teachers and information at your fingertips- through the Internet. Come across something you don’t know how to do? Just look it up and try! You are sure to find a tutorial, a video or an explanation of how to do it. All you have to do it ask.

Check back often to see what we have been up to! Hopefully our projects and ideas will inspire you to tackle your own. We are excited for you to get to know us and hopefully you will share some of yourselves with us too!

~Michelle

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