Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Candy House Progress

A small amount of progress was made on the candy house last weekend.  I finished adding the biscuit siding to the front of the house and I started to add a lollipop railing to the balcony. I've added more little cookies that look like flowers in one of the dormers and I decided how I'm going to paint the shingles- you might be able to see it better up there in the corner of the roof  if you click the picture to make it bigger.  The shingles are going to be a lot of work!  Before I get too far on the shingles I'm going to experiment with licorice ropes- I'm not the best with polymer clay so wish me luck. 


Before I do some work for the day I thought I would share some pictures from my garden from July.
Clematis blooms on one of my arches........

A couple of the daylillies.......

Purple coneflowers........

Liatris by one of the birdbaths.......
Lavander Phlox.......

Beautiful hydrangeas :)  Hope your day is lovely!!!!!

21 comments:

kibbygirl said...

Your candy house is really coming along. I love the idea of lollipop flowers. Your lillies look incredible too! Such beautiful colours. Hope you are having a great week. :)

Jill said...

That candy house is going to be so amazing-- I'm excited to see it as it progresses!
Love the photos of your garden- so pretty. Mini's and gardening... life is good, isn't it?!
Hugs,
Jill

Merry Jingle said...

Your Candy house is going to fabulous! I love especially the balcony railing lollipops, they are fab!

I posted your package today, hope it comes soon :)

Papillon Bleu said...

Touse is an absolute wonder Kim!
I love all the litte details. You are extraordinary! I am sure your licorice is going to look great too!

Thank you for sharing your magnificent garden with us.
XXX

Papillon Bleu said...

Touse? how come that I haven't checked before clicking send...
I meant 'The house'. He!he!

Zlatica said...

Kim, your candy house is going to be very very cute.
I love your flower garden - a piece of paradise.
PS: your print has been sent to you today + another little print along as a present for you. Thank you. :)
Zlatica

Wanda said...

Beautiful flowers!

Eileen Bergen said...

The house is so cute!

If you're not good with polymer, how did you make the candy cane columns?

...and when do you find time to garden?!!

Beautiful flower photos. What a nice way to make your garden last.

Maia's Twinkle Miniatures said...

The flowers are beautiful, I'm sure you're enjoying them very much!
The candy shop looks more delicious every day, I love it. :)
Maia

Fiver said...

Kim, it's looking very mouth-watering! I love this idea of yours. Man what a project though - because when you eventually finish the outside, you'll have to do the whole interior!!!!
Wow, such beautiful flowers too! I love your garden, I had showed my husband pics of it and told him - see, I want this! LOL (dream on Kristy).

viewsbychris.blogspot.com said...

uh oh, I'm serious- I'm gonna have to find a way to shrink myself down so I can live in the candy house!

Sans! said...

Kristy, you and me both!! I want your garden, Kim! want want want (another 1000x) I now know how lucky Jayne will be if she indeed has you for a neighbour but poor you, you will have no time for yourself! EVERYONE will want you in their garden :):)!

I can now see why the candy house.It is that sunshine cheery cherry personality of yours that make beautiful flowers bloom under your hands. Your house is going to look fabulous amidst those flowers!

Ascension said...

La fachada de tu casita, esta quedando de dulce!!!!
Es una verdadera maravilla, me encanta!!!
Las flores de tu jardin son preciosas!!!
besitos ascension

Tallulah Belle said...

Kim it is really coming along but wow....you are going to paint every shingle like that....hmm :-)

Your real garden is so stunning...and such love close up pics.

I wish you were my neighbor like Susan says :-(

Angela said...

Just came by to send some lovin!! ((hugs))

Kim said...

Thank you all!!!!

Ira- I am so excited- I will let you know when it arrives :)

Patricia- you know that I had to build this house just for Amelie? I am going to try my best to have some French details in the interior...we'll see how I do! Everytime I look at this house I am reminded of you my sweet friend!

Zlatica- thank you! I will also let you know when it arrives- you are so sweet to include something extra! I will show you where I decide to hang it :)

Eileen- the columns are dowels that I painted. Sadly, I am not that talented with the clay- but I'm still gonna give it a shot! I'm in the garden a lot in the summertime---please don't ask me how clean my house is :)

oh Kristy- if only I could come and garden with all of my blogging friends I would be in heaven! Darn I wish I would win that lottery!

Sans- you make me blush- you are too sweet to me...the best compliment anyone could give me is to say I am a sunny happy person- thank you so much!

Jayne- I am indeed going to paint every shingle like that. Funny question from a gal that patiently cuts out over 300 leaves :) How are your sewing experiments going?

Thanks again everyone!!! Your comments really make the project so much more fun!!!!

Tallulah Belle said...

I've not started my sewing yet Kim...the fabric has been ordered direct from the mill so it will take some time. Plus I have to finish painting the bathroom vanity before I can start :-)

300 leaves...pfftt...that was when I was an amateur...go check out my blog lol.

Minnie Kitchen said...

the candy house! what an exciting project! I love it!

PAKY said...

Thank you very much for your comment Kim, I like flowers very much, you have a wonderful garden, and the front of your candy house is very cute! I think it will be a great project! hugs

Piikko said...

Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful garden with us.♥♥♥
Greetings, piikko

Wendy Luane Barber said...

Love your candy house. Your flowers are awesome. I've heard of many of them, seen them drawn in books but never the real thing in someone's garden. How pretty. Phlox, who would've thunk? Thanks.