I have had a lovely day working on Birchwood. I had to write it in my diary that this was my day for mini'ing as otherwise the rest of life and the yarn take over as it is so much easier to just grab the knitting needles than to get my glue and cutting board out. So here we go......
The first coat of water putty on the wire trunk.
The second coat of water putty on the trunk.
Adding the batting to the mannequin.
The metal top branches are then bent out and made three dimensional and coated with water putty.
The mannequin is covered with flesh coloured nylon. The tree is not looking straight at the moment because the trunk and the branches are not glued in place they are just rested in the mannequin.
I decided whilst the tree was drying I would start on furniture for one of the rooms, but it is so hard to choose which one to open.
It is all beautifully tied up as always with the Betterleys there is even a sprig of dried rosemary.
I know I promised you farm photos and they are coming but I wanted to share this before the glue was even dry!