Out buildings play a big part in containing the lay out of our garden.
My Daughter has a playhouse.
I have a she shed where i work, pot and style flowers for my business from.
And my Husband has a run down plastic shack where he stores his bike and the bbq. And yes poor him. The plastic shed has a broken door and desperately needs to be torn down and replaced with a wooden structure that matches our well painted ones that represent our garden already.
As a family we spend tons of time in our garden, our blog is an example and portfolio of everything we make, build and grow. We have areas to play, to climb, plant and an area where the fairies live under a big tree in the corner of our plot. Olivia is quite precious about her garden fairies and was delighted when i suggested we make some sheds for them to live in over the winter!
Olivia got to work straight away and i let her stick everything together. My mission was for our Daughter to design a shed as part of a competition i am entering to win a new storage area for my Husband.
I printed off the design from tiger sheds and carefully glued it together. It would have been far to fiddly for Olivia’s little and i just about managed to keep it in one piece myself. I let my Daughter just go ahead and decide how we wanted the shed to look. Her answers were very sweet and heart warming. She asked for Daddy’s shed to be surrounded by flowers! Just goes to show our garden full of cut flower patches obviously has a good impact on her.
She also asked to stick wood to the paper creation and so it would not fall apart like Daddy’s old shed, however i thought it best that she left the pretty flowers on show. She also used a wooden cotton reel as a makeshift water feature and some green pom poms stuck onto the side to create bushes!
You can see how our creation got us playing outside and spending time together as a family. We love being in our garden and i was shocked to read that three out of four children spend less time outside in a day than a prison inmate.
We hope you like Olivia’s designs.
Do you have sheds in your garden? And what do you use them for?