I made a bench for the porch. The rods of the backrest are carved toothpicks. For ten good pieces I made at least twenty. They always broke in two on carving. I haven't choose a colour for the bench yet, maybe pale yellow or green... I don't want to paint it brown.
Making these minis was a pleasure for me. But the wheel was a hard challenge! I made the pieces, then assembled them, then took apart, refining and cutting, and assembling again...not fit...refining, cutting, and so on... Now it's ready, but not a perfect circle. Travelling on this wheel would be very bumpy! The frame is the door of a rabbit-hutch, or something else. The axe in the log is my favourite.
Sometimes you find treasure by accident. I was working in my garden when I saw piles of dried tiny leaves everywhere. These are the disintegrated catkins of our birch trees dispersed by the wind. They are perfect leaves for an autumn scene, aren't they? I collected a good amount of them.
Otherwise I have a massive sore throat. What a stupid thing in july! I draw along a cup of hot tea all the time.