Monday, 1 June 2009
Not got a great lot done to the potting scene today. I started making the three pumpkins and then decided i'd make about another ten. So kind of side tracked making a pumpkin patch now.
Also made a mandrake, although i don't love him if i'm honest. He just doesn't look right.
I can never get pumpkins to look quite right and i'm never totally happy with the colour. Plus i wanted leaves and thought i'd be forever and a day cutting them out. Then i remembered i had some vine leaves and so attached them to wire.
Here's a link to the leaves i used. Kendall leaves
The seller also stocks other great leaves such as Geranium and ivy. And if you want to make a prickly bush there are also some lovely holly leaves.
The kits are easy to use and you just paint them and attach to wire.
I'd like to make a tree for in the corner with winding branches that run accross the top of the roof tiles. Really not sure what this tree should be and if i should add a spooky twist or not. Think i'll leave it until last. Sometimes you can add too much spooky and then it can just end up looking over the top.
The birdhouse needs to be made alongside lots of plants, mushrooms, sacks of soil and shingle, pots of seeds, broken pots and anything else i can think of.
Ideas are always welcome!
Thank you also to everyone from my previous post for all the links and advice. It really is appreciated.
I'll get to work on some fairy furniture when i've finished the potting corner, the pumpkin patch, made the eggs for the chicken coup, finished the silver birch broom (the one with the little bum thats been waiting forever), and a few other little things. Oh yes and the frog pots... lol