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Mrs tiggy-Winkle

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As promised another set finished ready to go out in the garden in spring,this will be the last of them for this year.
First pic shows T.W as she came from Past Times


The following pictures show the finished set,I mixed cement to make the base,collected leaves and pressed them in the cement to leave imprint when removed. The line posts were already cut so pushed them down in while mix was still soft.All the wood has been dipped in preservative and finished with marine varnish so should last a few years.Baby came from green fingers in Scotland.and finished to match.Still required are some tiny items to go on the line.No good with a sowing machine(Wonder if Val can Sew)Doubt it! Any way will sort it by April for the grand opening.Lol

The final item for this year is Peter Rabbit but he will be a sort of cut out still to make.
In case you all think i have abandoned the garden not so have started sowing seed and even took a few cutting from a plant that had rotted.

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mrs tiggywinkle always had long socks or stockings on the line ~ yellow ones i think ~ have you got any you could shrink?

19 Jan, 2012

 

Love them all.

19 Jan, 2012

bjs
Bjs
 

Sticki
Dont tempt me,I need to find someone i know with little legs.

19 Jan, 2012

amy
Amy
 

Oh I love Mrs Tiggywinkle and the washing line is superb :o)

19 Jan, 2012

 

They just look so 'alive' after you've painted them Brian. Absolutely first class job! Well worth all the effort.....well done! :))

19 Jan, 2012

 

Wonderful.....

19 Jan, 2012

 

They are beautiful........very neatly painted Bjs. Seems a shame to put them outside in our summer!!!!

20 Jan, 2012

 

Mrs Tiggy looks very smart in her new outfit, and baby looks very comfy in the nest of leaves, what a great job.

20 Jan, 2012

 

Great job Brian, what fun to do.....

20 Jan, 2012

 

My Granddad used to read me all the Beatrix Potter stories when I was a very little girl, well over sixty years ago now...this takes me back..........!

20 Jan, 2012

 

I often find my hubby watching Beatrix Potter DVD! Bless him!

20 Jan, 2012

 

Lovely , Bjs .

20 Jan, 2012

 

Really lovely

20 Jan, 2012

bjs
Bjs
 

Oh Lulu your joking,Is he telling you something like he needs more attention.!

20 Jan, 2012

bjs
Bjs
 

Gatttina. I think thats what its all about I going into my second or possibly my third childhood.With three step great grandchildren and one on the way what hope is there for me

20 Jan, 2012

 

It's gorgeous

20 Jan, 2012

 

Absolutley Lovely, You clever thing:)

20 Jan, 2012

 

I do not know any fairy tale about Mrs Tiggy (Twiggy, lol), but she is lovely and you too :)

20 Jan, 2012

bjs
Bjs
 

Katarina.Mrs Tiggy-Winkle is one of a number of characters used by the author Beatrix Potter 1866-1943
She wrote over twenty childrens books of which The Tales of Peter Rabbit are the most famous,Early editions of this book now sell for many thousands of pounds.I think i am right in saying she has sold more Children's books than any other author ever.She became quite wealthy and bought Hill Top Farm in the Lake District in the UK, as she prospered she bought more and more farms.At her death she left everything to the National Trust .Today much of it is now the Lake District National Park where people are free to travel and walk.
There is a lot more to her life but will leave it at that.

(Twiggy means thin in English)

20 Jan, 2012

 

Did you read her book as a child :)

Ach, Bjs, as I am female foreigner, I very well know who was Twiggy in sixties, but did not know Beatrix Potter, because I read old Czech and Slovak writers for kids when I was child. Pardon, also Russian authors...

21 Jan, 2012

bjs
Bjs
 

Katarina
I don't remember them as a small child possibly more attractive to little girls,I can not remember what my mother read to me.Once i could read myself it was adventure stories,and nature books I read.

21 Jan, 2012

 

Me too. Till ten I have read all books from Karl May, A.C.Doyle and travelogues. Also all books available on ancient Greek, Egypt and Mexico. I read more boy books. But now, as I am older, I am getting more sentimental and like naive fairy tales :)

21 Jan, 2012

bjs
Bjs
 

K
A.C.Doyle of course is famous for his Sherlock Holmes story's but wrote many others,he had a very sad life. Loosing all his family. Have you read all of his books.
Karl May, other than that he wrote 'Shatterhand' I know nothing about him.

21 Jan, 2012

 

this is wonderfull Brian, lovely mrs tiggywinkle :o)))

15 Feb, 2012

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