This little "teacup of exploding bean juice" is Hannah's description of one she has chosen as her own. What a gorgeous word picture! It's made from a piece of Macadamia branch from a tree in my garden which I've been saving for 15 years in case I needed it . The beautiful Madagascar beans are from last years crop in my garden and the bright coloured plastic cord from my whipper-snipper. I've added a small piece of dull grey lead flashing to contrast with the bright colours and striking grain of the timber.
This next one was for my other granddaughter but she hasn't had a chance to name or describe it yet.
The smaller ones are only 7-8cms tall and the tallest (a piano key) about 20cms. The other tall ones are also parts of an old piano I found years ago. The lead and felt provide a great contrast with the other materials and add to the whimsical character of these tiny maquettes.