Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Alice..........at last!!

It seemed like a very ordinary English garden........





...unremarkable in every way, really....


.....until the Rabbit showed up.....


Woot! Well, here is, part 1 at least, of the Alice Project. I'll post additonal pictures of each section as I take them.....hopefully in some sort of order! And I'll explain about it as I go along. I have a few more detailed pictures of the entrance garden below but first and foremost is

The White Rabbit!!

Is he not the most amazing thing??!! Sculpted by none other than the fabulously talented Debie Lyons from http://piskies-and-poppets.blogspot.com/. Thank you again, Debie.....I LOVE him to pieces! In a later post, I will attempt to get some close ups so you can appreciate him more.



Below is a close up of the "sundial" thingy I made out of lamp parts and watchworks (I really don't have a very good name for it, do I?). The pansies were made from a kit I have had lying around for a bazillion years, likewise the poppies. There was not even a name on the package. The leaves for the poppies are laser cut ferns which came from ECI (no longer in business, apparently...you can see how long I've had some of this stuff...) The forsythia are simply natural broom bristles cover with color crumbled foam.


I have a daisy petal punch I purchased eons ago from the Mieth Co. A precision die cut tool that has lasted over 10 yrs and still punches just fine.

Those delphinium near the door are made following the recent tutorial from Nina of http://tudordollhouse.blogspot.com/2010/06/miniature-112-scale-delphinium-tutorial.html
I made mine in blue. I went back after and add tiny cream colored dots for the centers. I love the way they turned out. Thank you again for sharing that, Nina!



Stay tuned because as soon as the battery pack on my camera is recharged, I'll be back with more of the tour......

I think Alice will be following the White Rabbit through the door...

Later

Tabitha

18 comments:

Whittaker's Miniatures said...

HOW I have been looking forward to these posts Susan! The garden is unbeliebably beautiful! All those colours! The poppys, the daisies WOW! And that rabbit, well, Debie is truly talented isnt she, he is just so precious, I can see why you love him so!!
SO....onto the inside? I do hope so, will be checking in later and hoping to see more of such a great project. Kate xxx

The Old Maid said...

Oh wow! I love it! The garden is charming and Debbie's rabit is absolutely beautiful!

Merry Jingle said...

It looks absolutely beautiful! And Debbie's Mr.Rabbit is fab!

kimsminiatures said...

OHHHHH I can't wait to see what is behind the door Susan. I love Mr Rabbit. Everything already so wonderful. Love it. Hugs~ Kim

Catherine said...

Susan,

How wonderful!!! Your garden is gorgeous. I LOVE the white rabbit!!! I can't wait for the next pictures. :-)

Debbie said...

Oh My that White Rabbit is fabulous. Debie is so very talented. The Garden looks wonderful. Looking forward to seeing behind the Door.. xxx

Creepy_Creations said...

Wow, it looks amazing! Great work!!

Jamie

Briarwood Miniatures said...

All of it is wonderful, every last bit of it. Can't wait to see more!

Cia

Eva said...

The garden looks fab and the white rabbit is amazing!!

rosanna said...

Susan It's wonderful! the Rabbit is perfect but your flowers can proudly stand beside him. I love it all, Rosanna

julie campbell said...

Absolutely fabulous Susan, the white rabbit is just amazing,wonderful work by Debie , and you have made such a great job of the flowers,
julie xx

May said...

Te ha quedado un ricón encantador. Me gusta mucho todas la variedad de plantas y el colorido es espectacular.
¡Enhorabuena!.
Besitos, May

Tallulah Belle said...

Wowo...just wow. I love it.

Your flowers are amazing. Love, love, love the vine. What did you use for the centers ? is is a clematis...excuse my ignorance of the names of flowers.

Love Debies rabbit...he is absolutely perfect.

I love the shrubs as well...perfect backdrop for all the flowers.

I just love the whole lot. And it is so making me want to do a whole garden. For all the flowers I make I've never kept any for myself and I'd so love to do a garden.

Tabitha Corsica said...

Thank you for all the lovely comments ladies. I am happy to share this with you all. Making the flowers was fun....though I don't think I'd like making a whole lot of anyone kind (the daisies and clematis were a little tedious). Jayne, the centers of the clematis, such as they are (I'm flattered you recognized them) are white painted and flocked seed beads with a light dry brush of brown. They look better from far away.....

Tabs

Debie Lyons said...

Its looking wonderful Tabs and the Rabbit looks right at home. Its nice to see him because I forgot to take pictures of him LOL. Thanks to everyone for their nice comments too.

I have waited an age to see this and its really been worth it.

Lorra Luffies

Debie xxxxxx

Tallulah Belle said...

It was a clematis...yay. I am so bad with real flowers :-) I have no idea what most of them are and when someone wants me to make something I have to look it up before I say yes or no :-)

Can't wait to see the rest of it. I emailed the link to my friend who doesn't have a blog and she loved it as well...said you have a real talent as well as an eye for detail. And why dont' I get off my bum and make my own garden :-)

Peach Blossom Hill said...

It is all magical in every way! I love all of the flowers, the lace in the doorway and of course the White Rabbit! Can't wait to see the rest!

Jody

Bear cabin miniatures said...

This is wonderful, I love the path, the flowers, the sundial, everything and your white rabbit... he is adorable. I can't wait to see your next part :0)
Julia xxx