This month I managed to wrangle someone else to model for me, even though it meant only just squeezing the July whimsy on to the blog by the end of the month!
For this month's theme, I chose ladybugs. When I was a young girl, I remember my mum receiving a package in the mail, labelled "live animals" that contained a large quantity of live ladybugs. They were released in our garden to tackle an aphid problem. I thought that was pretty cool.
Ladybugs are these tiny warriors, fighting for the cause of vegetables. A poster-child for Good Bugs.
Last spring, I was really excited to see a lot of ladybugs in my
vegetable garden, because they are so cute, but then I realised that of course they were there because of a large
number of aphids. Darn.
No broad beans for me!
My little handmade ladybugs aren't going to defend you or your garden against aphids, but they do have the cute factor.
This whimsy is quite a "make do" kind of project, because I decided to work with
the materials I had, resulting in me polka-dotting my own ribbon. I can't tell if that is lazy or the opposite!
My model is local musician Snez. She suggested that we take some photos with her playing guitar, but then we both forgot about it. Sleep deprivation will do that to you. The photoshoot afternoon was a bit of a hilarious experience in modelling for new mums and separation anxiety, but I'll tell you more about that with some future photos!
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