Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Spring Fling - "April Showers" - is finished (mostly) and submitted to Greenleaf.

Whew. Didn't think I'd get it done, but I did. Or, as done as it's going to be. For now.

I named it "April Showers." There's no way I'll win this contest, but it's the first I've entered, and I'm fairly pleased with the outcome.

That is, I am floundering wildly between "hey, that's not bad at all" and "oh my god I have no right to inflict my lousy dollhouse and crappy photos on the world." I am still at the point where I can only see the flaws.

That said, it's a good experience.

The three pictures I submitted:
The exterior shot.

The detail shot

The interior shot.
The lights worked out quite well.
The other non-submitted photos:
The farm stand addition.

Side view of farm stand.

Front view - The horse planter was a rather bizarre ebay purchase.

The welcome mat I made - not a great shot of it.

I had made the gem tree, thinking to use it on the haunted Fairfield. Seemed suitable here.

The dog likes the afghan.

Corner view.

The curtains are made of tulle.

I'd have used this shot for submission, but the inside of the roof trim is not painted. Dang it.

I made the enamel pitcher on the table.

I made about 95% of the plants. I did not make the hanging flowers in the basket, or the flowers on the table.

The picture my brother painted.

The Michael's hutch, painted, tulle curtains, filled with baskets and pots. I made the gladiolas, white and purple, beside the hutch.


  1. I love the garden gnomes and all of the flowers, so pretty. The picture your brother painted is wonderful! Great job!

  2. You did a fine job!

    A word of advice for picture taking....take them from the point of view of where a mini person would be standing, instead of a giant person looking down on the house...it's more realistic.

  3. Great pictures!! The "shop" is adorable!