Austrian Pine from the back yard to make the skirt/robe. A peacock feather that my son found at Grandma’s farm adorns the skirt. Pine sap was used to affix the twig arms to the clarion horn shell (which I acquired while working in Maui a few years back). A small potato makes the head with cloves for eyes. The “bad hair” is made from Virginia Creeper vine from the privacy wall in my back yard. The halo is made with braided pine needles with juniper accents. Obviously, feathers for the wings tied together and affixed with long, thin Daylily leaves from the front yard. The “necklace” is made from real Ilex berries threaded on a pine needle. She “found” the Ilex berries in a Christmas bouquet I gave to her.
Forrest’s body – spruce twig;
Forrest’s head – pine cone that I shaped and whittled, milkweed silk for hair and eyebrows, Indian Mallow seed for each eye, milkweed seed for nose, crystallized pine sap for teeth, Hat made from a tiny portion of buck skin smudged with Kansas dirt for brown color (didn’t use horse manure like Forrest, too bad I don’t have horses or I would have used it);
Fishing Waders – Hosta leaves tied on with their stems;
Fishing pole and fly – pole made of willow tree stem, fishing line made by stripping wild weed stem; fly made from REAL fly with little red fleck of Burning Bush seed skin;
Fishing Creel and Big Brown Trout– pine needles and maple leaf; and
Other materials – bindings made from wild weed strippings, grass from yard, water, and pine sap.