Carolyn has been making and selling her plants to discerning collectors since the early 1980s, and was first published in Nutshell News in 1987!! VERY cool!! She does NOT use paper punches- each leaf is made painstakingly by hand (something I don't see much of nowadays). Instead, she uses an "old-school" method, one that she prefers, because it makes for a much longer lasting and sturdier piece of art. Her late mother was also a miniaturists, and clearly, the apple has not fallen far from the very fruitful tree ;-). She would be very proud!
These are a few examples of her outstanding work: