Sunday, September 9, 2012

Greenleaf Spring Fling - Snow's Getaway

After finishing the Glam Townhouse, I decided I wanted to do a small project.  Coincidentally, Greenleaf Dollhouses was starting their Annual Spring Fling Contest at the same time.  Every year, Greenleaf produces a new base kit for participants to use.  I've been so inspired by the past entrants.  This is the first year that I participated.  We had until September 3rd to finish.  Of course, I left all the details to the last minute and then decided to go away the weekend it was due!  I was up late Thursday night finishing the details and took the photos first thing on Friday morning.  I think my family was waiting in the car as I sent them off to Greenleaf.

Here it is: Snow's Getaway...

I've been wanting to do a modern version of a fairy tale setting since seeing the wonderful paintings of Snow White's house by Janet Hill.   Then the Television series "Once Upon a Time" debuted here in the U.S.  I loved Snow White's/Mary Margaret's modern apartment in the series.  This project is inspired by both the series and Janet Hill's paintings...

The apartment is an old Apple Farm office Building...

I've been wanting to brick something and this seemed like a small enough project to try it.  I used Brae's Tutorial on

Old apple crates are the planters.  I used vintage apple crate  labels that had something to do with Snow White (Crow, Queen, Snomaid).  These were my first try at flower kits.  The Pansies and Hydrangea's are Bonnie Lavish kits.  The tulips were a unknown kit that I got in a grab bag at a miniature show.  The other flowers are Dollar store finds.

I bought the kitchen set from  I decided the fridge was to big for the scene so I made a Smeg fridge from a Michaels wooden box.

The bedding is taken from a vintage tea towel made by my grandmother.

It was fun to fill the bookshelf with Snowish accessaries.   Forest animals, apples, etc.  The HOME houses are from Katie's Clay Corner.

The shelving unit is the top of a Michael's hutch. The mugs are made with paper.  There are clay strawberries in the basket.

Preparing to make apple pie.  The apple basket is from this tutorial

Time to get back to the practical magic house....