My latest "creation"! Am I still having fun, or am I just losing it?

May 1st, 2009 in member junk     
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This garden gal will be sitting outside my shop to welcome guests to my next sale -- my new business partner of sorts.  Some of the guys in the neighboring units arent too sure about what Im doing -- this will seal the deal!
I chose this chair that was not usable because of a bum leg and attached the shovel onto the back.  The shovel already had a crack that kind of looked like my garden gal came with a Mona Lisa smile.  No construction required, I just used wire to twist around. 
Slipped on this floor length denim jumper I picked up at GW. It was a normal size (10), but had an elastic waist. 
Added a floral blouse and a big sun bonnet complete with scarf.
Set a basket in her lap, tucked gloves in her cuffs, and positioned arms around the basket.  For the final touch I tucked a pair of rubber boots under her skirt peeking out a bit.
This garden gal will be sitting outside my shop to welcome guests to my next sale -- my new business partner of sorts.  Some of the guys in the neighboring units arent too sure about what Im doing -- this will seal the deal!

This garden gal will be sitting outside my shop to welcome guests to my next sale -- my new business partner of sorts.  Some of the guys in the neighboring units aren't too sure about what I'm doing -- this will seal the deal!


Saw a similar garden lady on another site and thought it was kind of fun.  But that one had a head they cut from plywood and then painted the face.  I didn't want to work that hard, so when I had some shovels out I thought...hmmm...

I did play around with a few different chairs, shovels, and outfits before deciding on this combination.  I can't decide if she's funny, weird, adorable, or just plain creepy (my daughter votes definitely creepy).  She's good company, a little quiet and she doesn't give me as much feedback as I'd like, but she has a cheerful dispostion.   


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Comments (11)

thefett writes: She's cute. Nice work! Posted: 12:47 am on January 8th
fellowjunker writes: Well..........if you are really "LOSING IT" you are definitely doing it with STYLE!!!! Your new friend is adorable. I always like to make a scarecrow person in the fall with old cloths of my kids.
Keep having fun!!!
xojanis Posted: 1:05 pm on May 2nd
suewhitney writes: You're still having fun!!! She's very sassy in her sun hat.

Take care,
Sue Posted: 10:31 am on May 2nd
irishrovr writes:
She is GREAT!! ADORABLE and FUNNY get my votes!


Eileen
http://ruralwisconsin.blogspot.com/ Posted: 12:52 am on May 2nd
oldnews writes: NO definitely not creepy, she's fabulous! It's raining out here now or I would snap a picture of my "pot lady" on my back deck! I just know she and yours would be best of friends!! And, I just made a scare crow lady with my class at school for our 3rd grade garden and I think she'd fit right in too! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE her! And isn't a SILENT partner really the best partner of all!! Who could ask for more!?! Marie Posted: 9:56 pm on May 1st
reuse_to_you writes: She is perfect. I've been looking for an old wire dress form to put in my garden and dress her in all sorts of wonderful perennials.
Posted: 8:49 pm on May 1st
alicemom writes: I love her!!!Now all you need is for her to have a sign "making Mircales" by her basket of flowers! We have one that stands. I had to re-dress her last year. I used painted overalls & put my garden tools in her pockets. She looks pretty bedraggled but I will post a pic.
Smiles,
Alice
PS Petunia is a good name. Posted: 7:36 pm on May 1st
grannijo writes: I saw one on another site also..thought it would be fun to make...lol..but didn't want to paint the face...lol...you proved it can be done without the face...cool lady!..I vote for Aggie too!...thanks for sharing...sharon Posted: 7:22 pm on May 1st
monakent writes: Please excuse my misspelled words. Once again, I didn't proof- read my words before submitting. I was just so excited with your project, I had to tell you what I thought, right away!!! gailmarie Posted: 7:10 pm on May 1st
Christina_S writes: LOL, great idea and should bring some attention! When I was young we use to do similar things to our square hedges at Halloween... but we made them creepy on purpose ;) As for your new lady friend, I vote adorable :) Posted: 7:06 pm on May 1st
monakent writes: I think she is absoultely perfect the way she is. What did you say her name was? Rose? Rosie? Fern? Agnes? (She looks like an Agnes to me) Daisy? I know, we could go on and on with the names, but she really needs one, since she now appears to be your "silent partner"!!! I would totally think it neat to walk into a place with someone like Aggie to greet me. I think she adds just the right touch as a "greeter." You could play this to the hilt, by having a contest to name her; or as the seasons go on, change her outfits; use the basket fir sales goods; etc. I think she is a hoot. Aggie the Gardener Gal is a sure hit with me!!! gailmarie, bfa Posted: 7:05 pm on May 1st
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