Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Seed Heads

Well this is a bit different from what I first had in mind - I went straight out and picked some beautiful Honesty seed heads and downloaded a fabulous vintage illustration to go with them but it just wouldn't come together, so I had to re-think .... and after all pea pods ARE seed pods aren't they?
So here is my effort, photographed against one of my many gardening books ...
I cut the tag shape from a vintage advertising poster so it looks a bit like a seed packet I thought, then I made the pods from scrapbook paper - wrapped around some beads to help with the pea shapes. And of course more of my favourite garden twine to finish it off.
You know how some quite ordinary things just sing to you every time you use them? Well, I have one of those enamelled tin string holders with a hole in the top, picked it up for a couple of quid, looks old although it's not, and I love it! another example is an old flour shaker I rescued from somewhere ... is it just me?!
Ok, off to look at all your little works of genius now ... it's an inspiration every single week :o)

17 comments:

  1. Cool! Perfect color green!

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  2. Clever, clever, clever! Lovely colour too. x

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  3. This is great Annie, I love the vintage sign background and those are perfect pea pods :)the string finishes it all off a treat!

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  4. Perfect pea pod colour, so cute! My garden peas are all eaten up, very yummy :0)

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  5. Great idea, lovely bright pod of seeds, Jane xx

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  6. Those cute little peas just made me smile! And made me hungry for some fresh peas. I adore them--if one can adore peas. Just don't give me canned--[shudder].

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  7. Oh... how cute are your little peas in their pod..very clever!

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  8. You can just feel the goodness bursting out of those delicious pea pods. The background is perfect, too.

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  9. I love the shades of green in this tag. Very fresh.
    Lynn

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  10. .... first I thought its a real seed pod :-)

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  11. Beautiful tag, love the seed packet and pods.
    Anni

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  12. this is a brilliant idea and the pod looks so real!

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  13. I love your tag. The peas in the pod look like they were done with origami folds. Blessings!

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  14. Sweet little peapod, looks like it came right out of the garden.

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  15. Love your peas - great idea! Carolyn x

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  16. Lovely bright tag, Annie, the pea pod
    is so realistic!
    Jane x

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  17. This is a work of genius itself!. Hugs Mrs A.

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