Unfortunately the markers for last years veggies didn’t survive the elements. It wasn’t exactly surprising… My brother kind of (lovingly) threw the wood pieces at me and I was busy so wanted to make them pretty quickly.
Fortunately, a chance came along to improve the formula this year when a lovely friend – Kim – asked for a set for her own garden.
We looked at some different methods and chose the very logical ‘spoon approach’.
Here are the final pieces:
They are all hand painted and then varnished to keep them strong and legible.
The hardest part was the text… but I really didn’t want to cut and paste it on OR spend hours on each spoon (no offence, Kim). So I went for the hand written look. I think it will look OK in all the twisty wonderfulness of a garden… but would still like to trial (or just practice!) some type work should I make more.
Now we just wait and see if they survive a season with whatever grows (and nibbles) in Kim’s garden!