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Cinta
Jun 22, 2014 8:27 PM CST
I am making a tree, man and woman.

They will go up on the brick wall between my side patio. Looking for a evergreen vine to put in a pot to under the pics. I am trying to make interesting wall so I do not just have to look at a brick wall. Hilarious!

Tree pretty bad pic with the new camera. Either I do not know how to operate it or I still need to do more research to replace my stolen cameras.
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My man. Will post a pic of the lady later. The arms are moss. I am going to the dollar store and find some dolls to get some hands and shoes.

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Name: Julia
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springcolor
Jun 22, 2014 9:31 PM CST
That's cool!
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pardalinum
Jun 23, 2014 12:04 AM CST
That is a very interesting project.
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Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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webesemps
Jun 23, 2014 1:31 AM CST
New version of vertical plantings/pictures!! How neat is that?...Happy detailing, Cinta! Hurray!
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gg5
Jun 26, 2014 4:41 PM CST
I love it Cinta!!! Its very "folk artsy"!!! Thumbs up Thumbs up Hurray!
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valleylynn
Jun 26, 2014 6:38 PM CST

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How is the project going Cinta? Can't wait to see the Lady.
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Cinta
Jun 26, 2014 11:25 PM CST
I hope to be able get some pics this weekend we are suppose to have some sunny days. I really like my lady. I making her real fancy and sparkly. Wait until you see what I found t the thrift store to accessorize her. Rolling on the floor laughing
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goldfinch4
Jun 27, 2014 2:59 AM CST

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I'm all ears! Very clever! I'll be waiting for updated pix!
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valleylynn
Jun 27, 2014 6:43 AM CST

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Now you really have peaked my interest. Smiling
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Cinta
Jul 10, 2014 1:02 AM CST
I still have not found the shoes and hands yet. So it looks like I am going to have to make them. I found a blue plastic purse that I am going to cut out to make the shoes for the girl. The blue plastic matches her tacky accessories. Rolling on the floor laughing

I should have some brown plastic around the house to make the shoes for the boy. They can lay on the ground and get good and rooted for the rest of the summer while I look for hands. I am going to pick up some more semps they have them in pots at the nursery with no names so I can have a fuller plant picture. I am all for immediate gratification. I do not want to wait for it to fill in.

This is the girl.

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close=up of her accessories. I found the jewelry and belt at the thrift store for 1.00 and raided my button box and found the flower buttons that matched her belt.
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Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Jul 10, 2014 2:45 AM CST

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Hurray! Oh how fun is that. What did you use for the frame?
Cinta, I can't wait to see it all filled in. Hurray!
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Eviesmummy
Jul 10, 2014 5:54 AM CST
What a fun idea!
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Cinta
Jul 10, 2014 10:18 AM CST
valleylynn said: Hurray! Oh how fun is that. What did you use for the frame?
Cinta, I can't wait to see it all filled in. Hurray!


Lynn I am using the plastic nursery trays as backing for the picture. It has the holes to attach the form that I am using to plant in (stockings, since I am not working anymore I found a use for those stockings) LOL. Since it is going to be outside I cannot use wood for the frame. I have cheap plastic molding that I am going to Hot Glue around the picture. If you have seen those cheap mirrors that have brown plastic molding around them you know what I am using. It looks like wood but it is plastic.

Because I wanted the planting mixture to have good drainage and lightweight I did nt use my usual gravel. I used pine needles mixed with potting soil. Stuffed the stockings and arranged the stockings into the shape I wanted for the picture.


Thank you Kate it has been fun. It will be a good conversation piece on the patio walls. It will be so much fun to look at something other than brick walls. What I really like is it will be some decor on the patio in the winter because once the plants are brought in for the winter I can still look out and see something on the walls from the great room window.
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Jul 10, 2014 10:20 AM CST

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Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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Jul 10, 2014 8:51 PM CST
Love it!! Hurray! I tip my hat to you.
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chickhill
Jul 10, 2014 9:35 PM CST
Neat ideal Smiling I tip my hat to you.
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Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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webesemps
Jul 11, 2014 4:26 PM CST
Happy Crafting and Planting, Cinta!! Hurray!
Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
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Cinta
Jul 11, 2014 11:38 PM CST
Thank you it is all Greg's fault. I saw his garden lady last year and my mind went to that would make a great picture for my patio wall.

So Greg this is all your fault. Hilarious!
Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Jul 12, 2014 1:25 AM CST
Group hug Group hug Cinta I'm honored! nodding I tip my hat to you.
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Cinta
Jul 12, 2014 9:23 AM CST
Thank you Greg. I do a lot of Idea borrowing. But I do go a little crazy with the idea sometime. You see what you did to me. Now I am out buying belts, Jewelry, cloths and shoes and, and, .............Next I will be naming the Boy and Girl. Enrolling them in school. I cannot keep calling them the tree, boy and girl noooooo I have to go overboard. Rolling on the floor laughing

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