You will Not believe me, Dear Readers, when I tell you how long it took me to make these crocus blossoms! I started them over two years ago! I was completely dissatisfied with the results... and did not complete the plants, but left them poked into a piece of pink foam in a pot. They rattled around in the corner of the Folly garden (a still unfinished location!) and I kept thinking I needed to at least make them some leaves and dirt! Then Finally, a few weeks ago, as I was making the tiny Snowdrop blossoms, I decided to also make some more crocus blossoms from the beginning. Meaning that I started with the Pistils......
Painted pieces of paper covered florist wire....
And then the stamens.....
Pieces of sewing thread painted on their tips....
(I painted both ends just for quickness and ease of handling)
And beginning to assemble the blossoms......
I glued three stamens to each pistil....(visible on the upper left)
before gluing on the petals.
I Forgot to take many pictures of the assembly process...
and as you can see I was also assembling the snowdrops.
Here you can see I have also added the leaves to most of them...
(And you can also see the book I was making at the same time
because I like to work on several things at once!)
Here I have "planted" them in a square of pink foam
painted brown to mimic the ground... the glue is still not dry!
See, you can see the stamens if you look carefully!
All that time and effort was not wasted!!!
I did complete the ones in the flowerpot first!
They just needed some trimming of the petals
and adding of leaves to look complete.
What took me so Long, Dear Readers?
(I wish I Knew!)
I would have finished those first blossoms sooner
if I had known they would look so sweet planted in that pot!
But maybe they were just waiting until the Conservatory was ready....
Or at least ready enough to start Dreaming about its Garden!
And that's as far as I got, Dear Readers,
making the Next tiny thing...