Last year, you might remember that I made a few little furniture/decorative pieces for my friend who collects and displays fashion dolls. (Like the Asian inspired shelf, or some of the other Making Miniatures posts)
Well, before covid shut everything down, I used the maker studio’s laser cutter & paper cutter for a few other things as well, and for Christmas 2020 I ended up finishing them off and giving them to my friend as well. (Her Instagram, @CanadianFashionDoll isn’t really being used currently, but maybe she’ll be up and running again?)
I realized when I was about to post about the miniature paper plants I’d made for @CanadianFashionDoll ‘s 2020 Christmas gift, that I’d never blogged about her 2019 gift!
With money in 2020 being so tight, and already having a bunch of these cut out from my time back when the Maker Studio was up and running (it shut down at the beginning of covid and has never re-opened) I decided to make MORE of these paper plants for her in 2020, as I did in 2019.
In 2019, I made her a fern and a spider plant in little faux bronze pots.
In 2020 I made two ferns, a monstera plant, another spider plant, and two miniature ivy topiary plants in little white pots with bronze trim.
The way I did the pots and the “potting” of the plants differed between the two years, so I’ll talk a little bit about that here.
So there’s this “Top Nine” trend that happens at the end of every year on Instagram where folks check out the nine most popular (most likes, impressions, etc) posts they made over the year. It made me think of looking at what I’ve been up to the past year – beyond just what made the ‘Top Nine’ on Instagram.
As I was doing my analysis of my German wardrobe in my German Capsule Collection post, I recognized that one of the things I wanted to add to the wardrobe was a hat in a more historically-informed colour.
I have two hats for this period already – a blue-on-blue Tellerbarret, and a teal tweedDockenbaret with ostrich feathers. (Which I referred to as a split-brim hat.) However in portraits the most common colours are red and black, with the occasional white hat appearing as well. I wish I could find ample heaps of affordable red wool, but alas, no such luck…. so black wool it would be!