Does anybody here remember that award winning(No?) movie? I think that the award was for the worst movie ever made....It was second runner up to one of Ed Wood's movies.
This morning it kept running through my head while I was doing the promised tomato plants.
Tessie insisted that she needed three types of tomatoes for her potions. So guess who had to come up with them? Yup....I'm the tomato maker hereabouts. I whipped out the Fimo, some wire and more of the Nandina branches. Too bad that Nandina seeds don't look like tomatoes.
Tessie watched and directed. She told me, "I need nice red beefsteak tomatoes, little yellow pear tomatoes and something in between the two. You can pick that one out."
Above you can see the crop. I did them all at one time so that I wouldn't have to bake three batches. Also the leaf punch that I used is in the lower left corner of the photo. I don't even remember where I found that one.
I sculpted the tomatoes and put a hole in the top with the wire that I was going to attach them to the tree with and then baked them.
While they were baking, I started the leaves.
I punched leaves until I had sore thumbs and the leather cupping sheet was covered.....That was enough for about half of the three bushes.
The two ball stylus tools that are pictured are the ones that I used for cupping. The larger one was used first to do the cupping part. Then I overturned each individual leaf with a pair of tweezers and ran a line down the center of each leaf with the minute stylus that is in front.
Now for the fun part.....I started about 7:30 this morning....Two out of three's not bad...... I finished two of them, working non stop by a bit after noon. I am going on strike now.
Tessie is not happy....She says that the orange tomato that I didn't do is the one that she needs most....Excuse me? Wasn't that the one that she said didn't make a difference?
I think that she just wants to see the planter finished. I still need to put a layer of darker dirt on this one so that the tomatoes will get more nourishment. For that, I will go out and sift some potting soil and glue it on. Hey! That's where they grow best. I also need to stake them so that they don't fall over.
I am quitting for the day. Tessie is just going to have to wait for the third one until tomorrow.
See you then.