Sharing a love of Dolls House Miniatures - and making time for other creative crafts and the garden.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Too Hot to Dig...Let's Play in the Garden Instead!

It may be too hot to dig, but I find every excuse for a little dead-heading and a wander up the garden when I should be working...which I was this morning, with Celia my partner in Nostalgia in Miniatures Workshops. We had such fun making/playing with toys (and a wander up the garden) as we created our latest scene.

It was going to be a blue garden theme today, but Little Ted got in on the act and I couldn't leave him out.  As you can see, he's got the right idea and donned his exclusive paper sun hat.

Actually we couldn't resist Little Ted when we saw him so have included him, along with a selection of our original handmade vintage toys,  for the new workshop on September 1st.

 Let's all Play in the Little Back Garden Workshop will be held at the lovely Waterperry Gardens venue once again and will be quite different to previous workshops, with an opportunity to create favourite toys from childhood, in a fun-filled setting at a time when all the summers were hot and happy. The landscaping is simple with the backdrop of a realistic hedge, so if you'd like to come along and make your own special dollies, golly and other toys with a jolly pram or cart to trundle them round the lawn in, we just have two places left and booking will close fairly soon. 
For all the details and learn more about the little back garden go to our website. The workshop is suitable for both beginners and more experienced miniaturists.

And now for some gentle blues from the garden.....

I love this blue Sage with the dark foliage
The combination of Viechenblau rose and yellow clematis is really striking against the fence.
I think this lovely Geranuim is called 'Blue Skies'
Really you can't beat native blue Scabious growing in my wild patch!
Thank you for looking


Donna S said...

Oh Robin, you must have the most amazing garden! Love the flowers, you brightened my day.

Robin said...

Thanks Donna for your lovely comment - so glad you've enjoyed the pictures.