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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Give Me Some String...

And I'll make you a tree...  Well at least the semblance of a tree...

It still needs a lot of work, but I'm getting there...
The big cone of crochet cotton is what I am using so far.  I will probably have to use some wire and some finer thread before I am finished.

The plan is to have trees on all four corners, that wrap around the house. 

This is another of those experiments that could take a while...

I did a small box with a tree on the top a while ago.  It was on the blog. http://caseymini.blogspot.com/2012/11/a-passable-tree.html  I do believe that this is going to work..  I am twisting the branches from the top down.  As I go, I add more string to make the branch heavier.  I still have to go back in and fill in a few spots on the trunk to make it more rounded.

 Meanwhile, as the glue was drying, I went and started the landscaping on the observatory.

It's not going to be anything fancy maybe a few vines going up the walls.
There will be one flower bed next to the tower.  I am not sure what is going in it yet.  We shall see...

I have to take a break and run to the grocery store now. 

See you tomorrow.

7 comments:

chapchap73 said...

Your string tree is amazing!!! Such a great idea...have you ever tried it in a smaller scale? I just love it :) Hugs, Sarah

Caseymini said...

Sarah, I have not done it in a smaller scale. I did a smaller tree form on a box, but it was still the same string. Go here to see. http://caseymini.blogspot.com/2012/11/a-passable-tree.html

mcddiss said...

me encanta ese arbol que estas haciendo , seguro que te quedara fantastico

besitos

Mari

Phyllisa said...

Hi Casey. Love your tree idea. I may have to try it, just as soon as I tame these two pesty cats.......or
their owners come and get them!
They are into everything! I am appreciating my cat so much more now!
I love your landscaping too. In all the years I have done miniatures, that is one thing I have not done.
And you make it look so easy.
Phyllisa

otterine said...

That's a brilliant idea with the string! :D This is an awesome idea overall.

Sherri-Lee Lavender said...

That's a really clever idea!

Lené said...

I agree with everyone - what an amazing idea to get such lovely details. I've been wanting to try some vines on a project and this might just be the technique that works best. Thank you, again, for sharing your ideas with the world Casey!