Thursday, June 21, 2012

A miniature garden for little people

D has been at home sick with a cold for the last couple of days, so I thought I would suggest to him we make a little garden. We recently watched the beautiful Studio Ghibli film The Secret World of Arrietty, which is based on the The Borrowers books by Mary Norton (if you remember those from your childhood).

So having this theme in mind, we were inspired to make a little garden together. We filled a shallow pot with some potting mix, collected moss, stones, crystals, shells, leaves, flowers and a wee succulent for a 'tree'. We made the chair from 2 little scallop shells, while the shell in the middle is a little pond. The whole pot is sitting inside another shallow pot which has water and sparkly rocks in it.

D thinks that Arrietty would really love to rest in this little garden, but that she was hiding from us until we'd finished! :-)

Arrietty with sugar cube


Paola said...

That garden is so sweet!

Liz Clark said...

Aww this is sooo cute

Cabbage Tree Farm said...

:-) D loves gardening and nature, so really enjoyed putting it together.