Inspiration for my Ivy Leaf Lapel Pin
The original ivy leaf was made as a commission piece to commerate a lady called Ivy, the mother of one of my regular customers. In her house, the little ivy leaf accompanies my hedgehog ornament – a pairing which I too have adopted. It was one of those subjects that I probably wouldn’t have thought of without my customer prompting me. However, you will notice that many of my product photos feature ivy in some way. And it is such a suitable leaf to accompany many of my subjects. So, from that initial tiny leaf came a range of ivy themed items, including this ivy leaf lapel pin.
We are lucky enough to have a typical cottage garden, full of flowers. And I like mine a little on the wild side. So I let the ivy wander freely through my garden – until such time as I feel it’s taking liberties. And then I give it the gardening equivalent of a crew cut! But then I love watching it grow back – such tiny delicate little leaves. It is a particularly suitable model in my collection – having a range of insects that love its dark, damp protection, particularly my earwigs!