Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Doodling to Garden Art

Hey how's it going,
I'm a little bit excited. I should be out in the garden but I just had to share this. You know how I was singing the praises of my handy husband a couple of months ago HERE, well he has done it again and I'm super happy with the results.
I have a tendency to get ideas and then just doodle them down on any scrap of paper I can find. Quite often that is the last of it but not for this little 3 inch sketch.

I had originally been thinking of a gate design but then could work out how to attach it to a post without it losing it's aesthetic appeal, so it got tucked away amongst the numerous pieces of paper that tend congregate on the kitchen table.
I discovered it one lunchtime recently and decided it had merit as a garden feature. While discussing it, one of Ross' mates who was with there, suggested if I still wanted to use it as a gate why not have it pivot in the centre. BRILLANT. So the "leaf gate" got put on the to do list, and I just had to work on the dimensions.
I drew up a more workable drawing the other day and Ross has been working on it. This morning it has been put in position.
Looking out of the garden into what will be an arboretum of sorts.
Looking back into the garden.
Looking through the long arbour from the verandah you can just see it in the photo but it's easier to see in real life.
Did I mention how happy I am with how it turn out. Love it. When it rusts it will be perfect. Now I just have tidy up around it and decide what sort of fence to put either side. At the moment there is a steel post and wire paddock fence there and it will probably have to stay in the short term. These decisions can't be rushed.
Now I'm off to have a cuppa and then out into the garden to pull some weeds and lay some mulch. Garden Getabout is less than 4 weeks away. I'll be back on Friday with the final step of the Mystery Project Craft Along.

Thanks for popping by and until next time 

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  1. Oh I absolutely love this! How lucky you are to have a handy husband.

  2. That is amazing! What a beautiful way to collaborate and create together!

    1. Thanks Lila. We do enjoy working together on creative projects. I wish we had more time to do more of them.

  3. Wowser! That leaf is gorgeous, what a talented pair you are, your design and your husbands make. Love it!

    1. Thanks Clare. I wish we had more time for it.