Pocketful of Borders: Humpty Dumpty

Here’s a shot of my work table (ironing board) with a border in progress. It shows the illustration from Pocketful of Posies that includes “Humpty Dumpty”, “Peter picked a peck of pickled peppers” and “Two little dicky birds sitting on a wall”.

There’s lots of foliage and a stone wall build with a combination of stone beads and individually appliqued felt stones. Peter Piper’s hat and basket of peppers are made with thread wrapped and coiled wire.

I had fun using some interesting pieces of driftwood and other found objects.

detail from “Pocketful of Posies” 2010

Note: See other posts from the Pocketful of Borders series here.

8 thoughts on “Pocketful of Borders: Humpty Dumpty

  1. I’ve been looking at that gate door for the longest time. Salley – this whole scene just draws you right in. Makes you want to walk the path – pick the peas (LOL) and yes – by all means – go through that door!! Incredible.

  2. Oh so amazing! I love that door too and the “bricks” that look like maybe beads of some kind of natural gemstone? The peppers are neat too – amazing detail on those tiny leaves! I so appreciate you sharing the progress of this project while I know you are so busy putting it together for the show – my girls and I are so enjoying it!

  3. Incredibly complex…and wonderful. I have run out of superlatives! There are so may elements in this piece. What a charmimg door way and perfectly angled driftwood!

  4. Just wanted to say how much I absolutely LOVE this wall. It’s brilliant… I also enjoyed the children in bed…can’t wait to purchase this book!!!! And I’m so delighted you’re blogging! I don’t comment very often but I read all the time!

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