Tuesday, April 28, 2015


I Thought I had Nothing To Show.....

It was a busy Weekend in my RL World, Dear Readers, and nothing got done in my Mini Worlds, so I thought I would have nothing New to show you this week! Then as I was leaving my workplace this Evening, I glanced down beside the door and saw a single flower that had survived the major overhaul of the landscaping at the front door that was done last Autumn! I had always loved to see the tiny Siberian Squill that showed up every Spring, and was afraid that the new paving and new shrubs had buried them all forever. But Look!!!

There, in a small crack between the paving stones 
and the foundation by the Front Door....
a Single Survivor!
And suddenly I realized that 
even if there was Only One plant....

It would be enough!

So I quickly pulled out the thread and paper and paint and punches...

You might not be able to see, but I painted a darker stripe on each of the petals....
before cutting them apart and gluing them to the stem....
(Each blossom needs only six petals, while the punch makes eight)
I was not satisfied with the first as the stem is too thick....
So I started a second with the stamens and petals glued to a piece of thread.

Then I glued it to the stem with the first blossom....
(It is hard to get good photos because it is so small!)

Then I "planted" the blossom in a sliver of 
pink foam which was painted brown....
And tucked it into a crevice by the Conservatory Door!

It is very difficult to photograph, Dear Readers!
But maybe you will agree that 
All it takes is One Survivor
To be an Inspiration!
And I had thought I would have Nothing to Show!


  1. Just amazing. If I wasn't aware that this was a miniature, I would've thought this was a normal scale building. Great job! :)

  2. Hi Betsy! I LOVE your little Squill! It is so delicate and yet what a survivor as you have stated, to be able to push up through that crack in the pavement and show its tiny blue face to the sun! I have some lilac colored Squills in my Real Life garden and I always regret that they disappear far too quickly.
    I have enjoyed this tiny tutorial on how you were ableto accomplish this Miniature Work of Flower Art! You ability to make these extraordinary plants, never ceases to AMAZE me Betsy!
    What A Talent!!! :D


  3. Dear Betsy,
    Nice pictures and an amazing little flower. Lovely scene.
    Hugs Dorien

  4. Ah... another wonderful flower work of yours - you're getting in the swing with this, don't you? Or did you already enter the state of addiction? ;O) Your squill turned out awesome and once more the way you've arranged it in the Conservatory scene adds even more to the realism. Btw I love squills - in German they are called Scilla after the Latin name or "Bluestar". We have some in our garden and they always put a smile on my face. And of all the Flower Fairies by Cicely Mary Barker the Scilla Fairy has always been my favourite... and who knows... maybe some Flower Fairy will visit your lovely squill too...


  5. OMG!!!! It is superb idea! This teeny flower adds so much to your pretty conservatory! Wish I had so small pumches! Then again not sure if I was THAT patient to make such beautiful addition! Great work, Betsy!

  6. Your little flower is gorgeous. Your scenes always look so real. Wonderful work.
    Hugs Maria

  7. Ese sobreviviente es fantástico.
    Un abrazo

  8. Inspiration is everything. Stick with it!
    Has your work come full circle? From love of flowers and a superb real garden, to the mini world, and translating the love of flowers to the tiny ones? They are so real.
    Much love,

  9. That is how the nature gives us inspirations. :)
    You made a beautiful spring flower! ♥

  10. Hello Betsey,
    I love it! The stripe you added in the middle really brings your work up to the next level. The petals look so realistic. Very well done my friend.
    big hug,