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If you also read The Gatehouse you will have seen this box before I began filling it. Great box with twenty-four tiny pots with screw-top lids - perfect for all those leaves and petals. I peeled off the label from the little packets and cut out the reference number for the particular 'specimen' and stuck it to the bottom of the pot in case I want to order more any time from D and K Enterprises.
|and the table was bare|
Sadly all my tools/kit are in the UK so I don't have tweezers or stylus or anything particularly useful so this should be fun.....
That part was written before I actually attacked the rose! Right now, post rose, I am controlling a lot of tears, foot-stamping and general frustration.
Here's how it went....
|five (yes there are!) sepals|
|the three leaf arrangement that roses have|
|finished object not too shabby for first attempt|
|what a shame it is as big as his head!!!!!|
|do you think six of these stuffed in a vase would do???|
As you can see - failure all round. The finished rose would work OK in 1/12th and I haven't a clue how to make a 48th. Any help would be very welcome.
Footnote the next day:
Nil desperandum.... using the head of my husband (still attached) I decided peonies were about that size so, with a bit of judicious scrunching and five more flowers added plus pointy leaves, my 'rose' might live to see another day.