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4 posts from August 2012

more plants for the Spring Fling contest house

I've almost finished making the plants for the Spring Fling.  I've got three more houseplants planned, and then will only have to make more if there are holes to fill in the garden.  I vacilate between thinking I made more than enough or not enough...until I start planting them I won't know for sure.


The hostas, Christmas cactus, sedum, yellow marigolds and red impatiens were made from kits by sdk miniatures.  The sedum, hostas and Christmas cactus came with white leaves I got to paint the color of my choosing. 

The daylily greenery, black-eyed-susans and orange flowers I made from scratch.  The orange flowers look kind of like marigolds and kind of like zinnias...I call them mariginnias.  I used leftover leaves from the petunias and impatiens kits for the mariginnias.

I have one more sheet of sedum leaves left, but the sedums were an enormous pain in the butt to make...I want burgundy leaved ones, like I have in my real-life garden, but haven't decided if I want them bad enough to go through the assembly process.

still working on the contest build

I'm about half-way through the plant kits I bought for the Spring Fling contest build.

The Queen Anne's lace, gold cushion mum and fuschia are Bonnie Lavish kits....delphinium, red zinnia, petunia, hosta, wandering jew and fern are kits from sdk miniatures.

I made a bunch of black-eyed-susan from scratch before the kits arrived, which now look too chunky in comparison.  I'll finish putting leaves on, then pass them along to someone else who wants them (Audra???).  I'm going to start over with thinner paper and finer wire.

I had planned to make all the plants for this build from scratch, but with the deadline swiftly approaching I realized I didn't have that much time left.  I'm glad I got the kits, laser cutting gives leaves and petals much more delicate and realistic than what I can cut and punch by hand.