Miniature vegetable garden handstitched form wool felt.
Miniature Vegetable Garden

As mentioned previously visits to permaculture gardens in Victoria have had a profound impact. A new project had me believing that this one had again been inspired by these visits. However, when it neared completion, this miniature vegetable garden begged to have a little rabbit.  It was then that I realised this small piece might actually  be a depiction of Mr. McGregor’s garden.

Indeed garden inspiration was at work, but  this time a visit in 2013 to artist and author Beatrix Potter’s home and village in Sowry, U.K.

Beatrix Potter's Vegetable Garden
Beatrix Potter’s Vegetable Garden

While looking for the photos to add to this post I discovered just how deeply the experience was embedded in memory. Here is the Crazy paved path at Beatrix Potter’s first farmhouse,

Crazy paved path,at Beatrix Potter's first farmhouse
Crazy paved path


bunnies frolicking in the field,


Rabbits in field at Beatrix potter's first farm


and no other that Mr.McGregor, with a new friend, sitting on a bench in the garden  of a village cottage.  Peter rabbit is there too- in the watering can.

Peter Rabbit tableau,Sowryk

The miniature felt garden was designed to be an educational toy. It has a pocket garden bed that will allow the vegetables planted there to be harvested and replanted. Because  these carrots, turnips and beets are so tiny they have been attached with a cord.

Detail of vegetables and path

In the bottom corner is another pocket, a burrow for a little rabbit.

Corner pocket with tiny rabbit
Bunny Corner

This garden can be hung on a wall as a picture as it has a rod pocket on the back.It also serves as a story prop and nature table accessory.

In creating such pieces my aim is  to share joyful experiences and the love for and wonder of nature.




3 thoughts on “Remembering

    • Thank you, would love to go back and stay longer,the area was fascinating ,like stepping into a picture and way back in time.

      On Thu, Feb 12, 2015 at 1:12 PM, Fruits of Heart wrote:


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