Pat Iannucci: Mini Greenhouse Project

Pat and her sister took a workshop with Fern Vasi at the Dallas show in May. They each dressed and wigged a 1″ scale garden lady. Then they created greenhouse scenes using an Ikea miniature greenhouse. The potting bench was made from scratch following an article from Dollhouse Miniatures magazine.

Pat is from Livermore, CA and her sister lives in Texas. They Skype several times a week to work on projects, primarily in quarter scale.

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Pat and her sister created dolls in a class with Fern Vasi.


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True2Scale 1″ Succulents Workshop

1″ Scale Succulents and Garden Decor Workshop
Jan. 27, 2018; 10am – 2pm
The Creamery, Petaluma, CA

Participants will learn faux painting and image transfer techniques to create succulents in old, re-purposed pots and pans. Students will make realistic looking succulents; weather wood; transfer artwork; create “china”, “aluminum”, and “graniteware”; and work with paper to make a 3D garden star.All of the accessories shown are included (the potting bench structure is not included). Items to be created in the workshop: wood crate with succulents, cooking pot with succulent garden, small pan with succulent garden, coffee pot with succulents, tea kettle with succulents, muffin tin with succulents, canisters, garden gloves, “mini” teacup house, “china” dishes, pot with soil and scoop, 3D hanging star.

Cost $65 (includes lunch). Your space will be reserved after payment has been received. We accept PayPal, personal checks, and money orders. If you register and will be unable to attend the workshop, a workshop kit will be mailed to you.

Sign up online or contact Carol for more info.

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Participants will create these succulents and decorations.

photo of succulents and potting bench

 


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Call for Fairy Houses!

The Kiwanis Club of Carmichael, CA, is looking for people who would like to display their fairy house creations and talk to people about their hobby.

On the second Saturday of each month, the Kiwanis Club opens the Koobs Nature Area (a 5 acre nature preserve in Carmichael) to the public with hands-on activities for families. Each month is a different theme. On August 12, 2017, the theme will be fairy houses.

For more information and to display your fairy house creation(s) on August 12, please contact Jenny Hawley. Visit the Koobs Nature Area on Facebook.

Fairy House Inspiration

Pixie Gypsy Caravan by artist Nichola Battilana of Pixie Hill.

Pixie Gypsy Caravan inspiration by artist Nichola Battilana of blog.pixiehill.com.

Suitcase Fairy Garden by empressofdirt.

Suitcase Fairy Garden inspiration by empressofdirt via eBay.com.