Sunday, 27 April 2014

A Plaque for a Garden Play House

I had a wonderful returning customer who wanted a Plaque for her daughters garden play house, the brief was quite loose but she'd like it to include a watering can, sunflowers and grape hyacinth.

Outdoor Play House Plaque

 I emailed a sketch to my client and got the go ahead, we decided on lilac for the edging.

Grape Hyacinth & Glitter Paint

The Plaque is larger and chunkier than the usual size I make, this is approximately 8 x 5 x 1/2 inch, for those that use metric this is 20 x 12 x 1.3cm. It has been finished off with a dabbling of glitter and outdoor varnish.

Sunflowers and Toadstools

I love a sparkle of glitter on outdoor items, especially when we have a bit of sunshine. It was really well received and I got such lovely feedback. I love it when my customers are happy.

I'm popping this post over to the Handmade Monday Link Up over on the Handmade Harbour Blog

Update on last weeks Collared Doves Post... She is still patiently sitting on the nest, aka, hanging basket. The male comes along occasionally to give her a break and she goes off to (presumably) eat, on her return she sits for a few moments on a garden post preening her feathers, father then flies off and she resumes her nesting.

Have a great week

Jan x


  1. Lilac glitter paint - does this come in larger pots, my shed needs a new coat of paint. So far I'm thinking of bright pink! But a sign would be good too.

  2. How lovely to have a returning customer. Always a good sign. (No pun intended)

  3. Hehe its great to hear that Mr and Mrs dove are still happy in their unusual nest!

    Your plaque is gorgeous, i love all the personal touches :) x

  4. A lovely plaque, I'm sure it looks great in the garden - and a fabulous idea to add glitter too!

  5. Such a pretty plaque and knowing your work is so beautiful your customer re-ordered from you. Hope you have a good week.

  6. Beautiful plaque. I love the little butterflies flying across it.


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