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Decided to put her back at the fence after all and see how she does there.  She needs to watch what she’s doing with that cigarette though, so close to the fence.

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Human activity – of a sort

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Time for a break?

This is a fixed head figure, head and shoulders moulded together, and separate bits for hands/forearms and lower legs.  I usually order heads attached on elastic so that you can re-angle them but I’ll work on this one, I think.  I’ve threaded the leg pipe cleaner over the horizontal pipe cleaner that holds the arms and will wrap the cut off bits of pipe cleaner around the top of the legs to try to give it more stability.

Then I decided to paint the shoes.  I like to leave it till I’ve assembled the figure to help give me some idea of who this person is and therefore what shoes might suit.

I got rid of the flowery blue fabric

I’d intended to edge the apron at least around the arms or neck and front but it looked horrid, though I have managed to tie it with a bow at the back with the wrap-around tapes.  There’s a hanky in her pocket and a cigarette in her right hand – she’s just popped out to the side yard to have a quick break.

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There she is, just outside the door, hiding from anyone inside and slightly camouflaged by the tree

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That may well do nicely. She’s again camouflaged by the tree and sneaking a look through the branches. She looks slightly amused now, for some reason.  Somebody somewhere is definitely up to something.

 

Back to plant kits

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Sitting down jobs for me!

After making the Clematis kit I realised I needed a little something to go with.  I’ve gone for a couple of hosta kits from Ladies Mile Miniatures.  I’ve never yet managed to grow real hostas satisfactorily.  They never look as perky as the photos and the slugs and snails just love them, so the leaves often look more like fishing nets.

Paper versions are best!

Probably made it too loose and floppy, but it does cover up that raised bed and gives a little more flow to the look of things.  Tomorrow, all being well, I’ll have a go at ‘tother one.

Paving – or something

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Definitely Crazy

and looks, on the photos, as though it has a bit of a case of jaundice!  (Will leave it for a day or two and reassess that colouring.)

However the front wall is in

Time to dress the space

Contemplating a bit of planting-up at the far end of the space – corner flower or shrub bed is a possibility.  Or, goodness knows, possibly a bit of that with some further nasturtium used as under planting that flows over the edge of a raised bed to match the semi-climbing one in the pot????