Friday, November 1, 2013

DON'T FAINT!!! ANOTHER POST SO SOON AFTER THE LAST? I wanted to show these to you in my last post but didn't get to put the pictures up, so.... These are the two orchid benches that will go into my greenhouse. I made them from craft sticks I bought at Hobby Lobby. They are the thin coffee stirrer/corndog stick kind. Had to "weed" through two or three packages to get enough of them that were straight! You get what you pay for! Anyway, I made it up as I went along so I don't have a pattern. I did use graph paper covered with a sheet of clear contact paper (sticky back plastic) so that I could keep my pieces squared up. All the lovely orchids were made by Pim Sukerd. On the bottom shelf of one of the benches is a bonsai planter I made of sculpey and painted with acrylics. I made this at the same time I made my tall pot for my bonsai tree. A couple of the orchids are set into what feels and looks like lava chunks. They are very light in weight so I'm not really sure. Will try to post a picture of what the display looks like so far sometime soon. Still have a ways to go on it but real life does have a way of interferring with our minis, doesn't it? I've also been exploring another love of mine which is paper crafting/mini albums (king of like scrap booking and altered art mixed. Check out Pinterest for "Mini Albums"; if you're like me, it will blow you away. Some beautiful work being done. Also look for MySistersScrapper and FollowingthePaperTrail on You Tube. Super great work! Hope everyone has a great weekend! Supposed to be rainy here but we need it badly......


  1. It's great to hear from you again, Gail. Your potting bench and bonsai planter are both lovely. I'm looking forward to seeing everything together. Enjoy the rain! xo Jennifer

  2. I like your potting bench. The plants are wonderful.
    Greetings, Faby

  3. Какие прекрасные и реалистичные цветы! Мне очень нравится!

    Хорошего дня,

  4. Hi Gail! I think that your potting bench is very well done and is a great showcase for Pim's Extraordinary orchids! Your bonsai dish is really good too. My friend Fatima also has a love for scrapbooking and has made one in mini for another friend of mine, Janine who has posted photos of it on her blog Minworks. Stop by and see, I think that you would appreciate all the tiny details. :D


  5. Your flowers are beautiful.