Saturday, 22 October 2016

Bees and Honey

Did you know that bees are the most important creatures because they pollinate 70 of the around 100 crop species that feed 90% of the world. Honey bees are responsible for $30 billion a year in crops.

If we lost bees, we would lose all the plants that they pollinate, then all of the animals that eat those plants and so on up the food chain.

This, in turn, means a world without bees could struggle to sustain the global human population of 7 billion. Our supermarkets would have half the amount of fruit and vegetables.

We are losing bees at an alarming rate. Possible reasons include the loss of flower meadows, the crab-like varroa mite that feasts on their blood, climate change, and use of pesticides.

In addition, to their work keeping us in food everyone knows they produce honey. But do you know how much honey is useful for your wellbeing. These are reproduced from DailyHealthGen Facebook page.

Saturday, 8 October 2016

Little Teddies in Tins

I love creating unique and unusual gifts from preloved items. My favourites are little teddies in tins. 

Each teddy comes with its own little story and, unless handmade, the teddies are sanitized, redesigned, renamed and are now waiting to be adopted and loved once more..! Price is $AU15.00 each plus postage.

Sebastian Jellymore
Sabastian loves lollies. He’s made his home in a Jelly Bean tin where he has his own lollypop and pinwheel candy. He would love a boy or girl to play with.

Bernard Teddison
Bernie (as he prefers to be called) is a little bit lazy. He’s made his home in a Faber Castel money box where he can sleep but still see the world through the slot. If his adopted girl or boy wants to use his tin as a money box he would look after their savings.Hand made teddy and bedding in a repurposed tin.

Osborne Hamilton
Osborne loves bath time. His tin is like an old bath tub and he has his own towel and blanket. Please note: Osborne is not a bath toy.