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Sunday, 10 June 2012


Sillouettes of children and plant hammocks.



Hello there, fellow bloggers.

Today I want to show you something that was made over 20 years ago! (I do like to go at a leisurely pace!) The idea came about when my son's teacher made a black silhouette of his head and I thought it was kind of neat. Sooooo I did three more and put them in little frames which really didn't enhance them very nicely. They were then put away and forgotten about. A couple of months ago they were re-discovered and as I had a narrow frame (charity shop bargain) which matches my new wallpaper, my local framer cut a mount for them.

It is a bit difficult to get a good piccy without the reflection in (should have done it before I put the glass in, silly me). The poppy picture is actually a tile which one of my dd bought for me as she knew I would love it.....and I do, very much.

In the 'old' days before wizardery computing these were done the old fashioned way. Putting a child behind a lamp and shining the shadow on the wall and then threatening said child to move if they dare!! :0D I'm glad that I've fallen back in love with them again (the pictures, not the children cos I never fell out of love with them!)

What else have I been upto. Well, thinking about the polytunnel and not much ground left to plant stuff in I looked skywards. Having just emptied 2 of those plastic things that oranges come in and was looking at a wall that had a load of moss on it, why not combine the two and came up with these;
Neat huh! Inside are more strawberry plants with some compost. Slugs can't get at these (unless they are Ninja slugs!) I also strung up a couple of flower pots with some strawberry plants in. Moneysaving or what? Wonder how long they will last.

Close up;

 They look like plant hammocks :0D

On the crafting side, I've been making some more roses, this time a reddy pink. They arn't finished yet so maybe next week.
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27 comments:

  1. Ninja slugs! Love it. Can't wait for the strawberries to produce.

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  2. Great upcycling! I love the sillouettes. I have done them with children the old fashioned way! Little bit stressful.

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  3. the silhouettes are beautiful, and so detailed!

    i love your plant hammocks :) now all we need is some hammock weather! x

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  4. The sillouettes are fab, glad you have rediscovered them. And as for Ninja slugs you can keep them away from me I hate them, lol

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  5. I remember getting these done when I was a child! Love the upcycling of the orange nets!

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  6. Genius idea for the strawberry plants - love it. The silhouettes are beautiful too.

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  7. Love the silhouettes :)
    Great way to show them off - they look good in the one frame

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  8. The silhouettes are fab, I couldn't imagine getting my niece to sit still for that long when she was little.
    Am very jealous you have a pollytunnel. How ace is that!? The plant hammock is a great idea (love the name!) Think I may have a go at that :D

    LH
    x

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  9. great artwork and a very interesting way to grow strawberries xx

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  10. very nice picture with silhouettes in a prefectly chosen frame. well-done on giving it a bit of makeover
    hammock strawberries! im new to it! :) i do understand what you mean by those "homeless" slugs - i did also have to raise the whole tomato bag with two giant tomato plants and put it on a table outside to save them from those greedy slimey monsters ;)

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  11. The silhouettes look great. I do like the tile - poppies are such a gorgeous flower, especially the red ones. What a clever idea for your strawberries - just hope slugs don;t develop wings! Horrible things. Hope you have a good week.

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  12. Great idea on the upcycling! And I love the silhouette pictures! Now, how do i do that with a wriggly 10mth old and a never-sit-still 3yr old!

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  13. The silhouettes look lovely. The thing with ninja slugs is they're easy to spot - we have one on top of the chicken coop at the moment (probably escaping chickens and frogs).

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  14. The silhouettes look brilliant, you are obviously very good at cutting out! Love the strawberry hammocks, my strawberries are too few and too chewed this year!
    Jo x

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  15. The silhouette picture is a great keepsake. Your strawberry hammocks are a fantastic idea I get sick of the slugs munching on my plants. Have a great week. Ali x

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  16. Love the silhouette pictures very Victorian and good use for those orange bags

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  17. The silhouettes look really elegant mounted in that frame.
    I'm no gardener but that looks a novel idea of keeping slugs from your strawberries! Looks great

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  18. I love those silhouettes! They look great against your wallpaper. Hope you have a good week!

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  19. i'm popping over to let you know that i've nominated you for the 'Versatile Blogger' award - the details about it are over on my blog. You don't have to do anything (although if you fancy it you can join in :)), i just wanted to put your lovely blog on my list! x

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  20. Brilliant use of the orange nets, I have my strawberry plants in hanging baskets and it makes them much easier to look after.The silhouettes are great, I remember my sister doing some many years ago, I'll have to ask her if she still has them.
    I'm looking forward to seeing your roses.

    Jan x

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  21. You can definitely see the detail in the silhouettes.Your children must have been wonderfully obedient to sit so still.
    I think that having them all in one frame is a good idea,brings it all together. It would be great if you could grow raspberries in those hammocks too.

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  22. I think your children must be wonderfully obedient to sit still for those.I think they definitely look good in one frame as it brings them all together.Do you think you could put some raspberries in the hanging basket too?

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  23. Love the silhouettes, and more so because they are personal to you, what a wonderful family heirloom! x

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  24. Great idea on the plant hammocks! Very clever.

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  25. Wow, the silhouettes are wonderful. Love the plant hammocks too :) Thanks so much for stopping by Creative Thursday last week. I couldn’t do these parties without you. Can’t wait to see what you link up this week. Have a wonderful week.
    Michelle

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