The seaside scene was really spectacular but I found it was the hardest to photograph because of the size. To give it some perspective the stretch of railing that it s dressing is 4 metres long. To get the whole thing into view it lacked detail so I will have to ask you to use your imagination a bit. I really regret not taking more close-up shots.
I had to wear a wrist support for a week after making two thirds of the sea blanket and was extremely grateful to Debs for taking over and finishing it. She made the wonderful pennant and ball bunting and the magical giant jellyfish too.
Sorry that the light doesn’t show up on the lighthouse but it really does work, honestly, the top lifts off and you just have to press down on the bulb and hey presto, it lights up! With a bulb top and bottom it gave off a good amount of light and drew lots of comments.
There was a family of whales swimming above the tiny fishes amongst the seaweed on the far side. In the centre were more fish, jellyfish and a knitted submarine. The octopuses occupied the near side of our woolly sea blanket. As you can see some of the creatures were stitched into place and others were 3d and hung from the top giving the whole scene a life-like appearance.
At the back of the surgery the pond scene worked so well despite a last minute hitch about getting the cover made! We were very grateful to the local builders who we managed to rope into doing it for us just a week before the event.
We had little creatures nestling in the undergrowth.
And a tea cosy disguised as a fishing gnome.
Just around the corner from the pond was the little grotto.
Imogen finally got her wings thanks to Rosemary and she sat primly on her swing overlooking the scene below that was full of taodstools, mushrooms and gnomes.
At the front of the pond scene was this amazing tree that was full of little birds. It has found a new home as a window prop in a local shop in town.
The pond was home to a little family of ducks that swam amongst the groups of water lillies sent by my lovely Mama H.
And caterpillar was very good and did not nibble into our plants.
There will be one last post to show you that last of the photos including our safari corner with snakes, monkeys and friends.