I also joined the Setting the Miniature Scene swap. My partner indicated that she had been planning to create an out-of-doors fairy home space, all sort of open, involving the roots of a Sycamore as they spread along the edge of a certain river. She needed some inspiration to get this project going, so I made 5 small mostly natural items to start her off....
Potted plant for deck. Birchbark is the pot, some sort of odd grass (lumpy and spiky) got colored with paint to be flowers. Penny to show size.
painted rock doorstop. A kitty of course!! Also on a penny for ref.
ladder that will go from one set of roots to the next
pull-string outdoor light for edge of deck. pole is porcupine quill, shade is acorn top. Twirled an embroidery thread to make string more interesting. It is stuck in a tomato because it will be stuck directly into dirt, or wedged into roots, thus has no base. Tomato served me well.
diving board that will be just above river. birch bark board with grapevine spring.
Shows it upright.
This is my favorite. I found a deceased dragonfly in the road. I painted her and put a grapevine spring on bottom and tiny handle on top. She is now one of those bouncy riding toys you see tots riding at the park!
I made a temporary rider for her out of wire and stuff to show the action fun!
Really looking forward to putting these and about 50 more pieces in the final display.