Making mini blueberries, a felted mouse & an artist date inspired by Brambly Hedge

by | Jan 29, 2024

Recently, I took a break from work on the dollhouse to finish my first felted mouse called Bell. In my imagination, Bell has a basket of blueberries, so I decided to play with clay and make them for the first time.

In the video below, I share how I made the fruit from polymer clay with the help of a hairpin made of recycled plastic. As I discovered, a hairpin can be a handy clay tool.

Feeling the need to slow down and play this week, I also took an artist date.  I had a picnic under my favourite gum trees and read The Complete Brambly Hedge by Jill Barklem.

The front cover of The Complete Brambly Hedge by Jill Barklem.

If you love Beatrix Potter and haven’t yet read the Brambly Hedge series, I highly recommend the books. You can find the single stories and the treasuries on Amazon. Please kindly note that I’m an Amazon affiliate.

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