Tuesday, October 9, 2012

The voting is over

Well  the voting is over in the competition that took place in the yahoo group which i am a member of and i am totally thrilled as one of my entries won first place.

So now after all this time of secrets i can reveal what i have been making  and

this is my winning entry which i named 'The Autumn harvest'.

Everything has been made by me apart from the garden fork, the pink wellies and the house name.
The leaves and flowers for the pumpkins were a kit from The miniature garden. All the vegetables have been made from polymer clay and the tiny little blackberries on the bramble bush and in the basket have been made from hundreds of tiny little black no hole ( micro) beads and some have been individually painted to represent some berries which are not quite ripe yet.
 Here is a closer picture so that you can see some of the little berries.

Another picture showing the view over the garden wall. Hmm.. can just see me living there. I love the countryside.

Here is my second entry

This is the Willow bakery.
I must say that i didn't enjoy making this one as much as the harvest. This was the first entry i made and i wasn't very happy with it as it wasn't realistic enough.. It didn't have the aged and worn look that i just love so much.
I did manage to get one aged little item in as you can see , The green stool ! Everything was made by me apart from the shop till, the small basket that holds the bread rolls on the left of the counter and the glass stand with the macaroons. I must say i enjoyed making all the different bread but the cakes were a bit of a chore. I made and printed all the little price labels , the pictures and price lists were printies and pictures i found on the Internet and in miniature magazines. 
Here you can see all the little cakes and bread that i made.
Here is a picture of the front of the little shop box that is home to the bakery.
I decided to paint it in pastel shades with a bit of a shabby chic look. However As you can see i have distressed the front, maybe the inside will have the same treatment before long.
I still have to decide on a display for the window as at the moment There are only four little cakes in there. Not much to tempt a shopper in to buy.