No money to spend on the garden this year. Well, except essentials that is. So I brought in all the old garden ornaments, the plant stakes that were rusty and dull. I have a lot of unused nail polish and found that a coat of that really brightened things up. I was being lazy and didn't want to get the paints out. Anyway, some of it had sparkles in. So..........I thought these fairies really benefited from a coat of varnish.
I figured that maybe next year I would be able to do better. Really I am happy enough without any now everything is more mature. Still, waste not want not right!
So with that in mind I looked for some old barrel hoops I had around. I found them and this is what I made.
I really liked that one.........I really wanted this and so was so chuffed to find that it all fitted together just so, it had nails and had holes so it all went perfect. The ball is a shine in the dark and was perfect. I have a few old copper pieces that have lost the glass parts and so I am working on those to refurbish.
I made a driftwood wind chime with some old cow bells
I have a big box of driftwood that I intend to make more of those. I found a glass bell jar and decided to use that. Here it hangs over a flower basket
This little stained glass leaf had lost its ladybug so I found a red glass bead and viola!!!! fixed
I also had this last year and on a shorter stem it went in a planter just so.
Anyway, that's the idea. My pictures are slow loading so I will sign off for now and maybe add some pictures after the fact.
This part of my blog is all about the things I collect or the things I make myself. I love so many things, I paint and draw and want to learn oils and pastels. I knit and crochet but want to learn tatting. I embroider and can turn my hand to most things given a chance. So much still to learn and do. I live in hope of some day reading all my books, learning all I want to learn and now I am learning to blog. You will often find my original poems, poor as they are I offer them here. I also appreciate other people art and will feature things I find that I have enjoyed. That includes pictures of fairies and fantasy or maybe just anything beautiful.
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