This morning a friend posted some pics of owls made from recycled stuff on my Facebook timeline, I had seen them before and been inspired to create some of my own at that time.So, as I have nothing new to show you I thought I'd re-blog a couple of them, it's been a while so I'm sure some of you won't have seen them before:)
This one is on the front of a box covered with braille paper...wings are embossed and die cut metal and feathers from a shuttlecock, face is metal circles, washers, pearl buttons and a pen nib
This one is made from a heart shaped tea strainer, washers, black crystals, a pen nib and a crown from something.....I don't remember what:)
I like the interest different containers give to the garden, some give extra height, some give a small space to grow smaller plants, others let you grow things where there is no soil, whatever the reason I like containers, and the more unusual the better!
Here are some of the ones I have in my garden.....lots of pictures now follow!
old chimney pots
shallow terracotta pots for small plants
oh, an ordinary round pot:)
an old wooden barrel
pot made of slates and one covered with moss
small mossy trough with hostas and glass balls
Grandmas old sink with bricks that look a bit like a skull:)
and another one used as a pond
galvanised dolly tub.....also Grandmas
supermarket wine cooler wth tiny lily pads
conventional hanging basket with gnome
blue and white enamel bowl
pale blue enamel bucket
tall yellow pots lurking in the undergrowth
old metal tray
rusting metal hanging pot
newest container.....giant galvanised jug
with small clematis and obelisk
there is also a basket with sea washed bricks sitting on a railway sleeper pillar
an old watering can
an old French chimney pot amongst the black grass
and last but not least there is an owl and mushrooms!
Hope you enjoyed the container tour of my garden!!
Now for something a bit different! I used to make lots of jewellery (I won't show you the drawers full of beads)but haven't done much in ages......then I saw an idea online somewhere and had one of those "I can make that" moments.
Only thing was I had to collect some bits and pieces together so off I went to my local junk/collectibles placeto look for some old watches......not as easy as I thought it might be but I did get a couple and 2 nice old watch keys.
Not really enough for what I had planned but then when I was telling
my Mum about it she said she had a couple of old watches I could have,
one was hers (above) and one my Grandmas (below)......perfect:)
I didn't end up using the one that was Grandmas, will save it and do something else with it.
Mums watch had a little St Christopher hanging from it so I had to use that too.
Used one of the keys as a dangle.....am thinking another couple keys would make fun earrings to go with the bracelet.
This is what I ended up with.....a retro/vintage/recycled bracelet that I am very happy with!
I really enjoyed making the Gelli print onto sticky plastic so decided to make another one!
This time I took the print off the plate with strips of clear packing tape, this is the reverse of the strips......the yellow was not planned, my plate was dirty:)
Instead of the book pages I used last time I backed these strips with tin foil to show silver through the spaces. They are a bit like your own design washi tape:)
Not sure what I'm going to do with these yet but am sure I will think of something.
Hello and welcome!
I like to travel and I'm incurably curious. I love my garden and I like to make things,
I like altered art and mixed media and have a leaning towards the slightly darker, weirder side of things....as you may notice!