The little craft cottage also has a garden to relax in and do some gardening for a change. The green spot is in full bloom now, the grass has been cut and weeds pulled for the photo shoot.
Thanks to the warm and sunny weather this summer, it seems like the apples have ripened early. An apple for everyone willing to do some raking!
The green, green grass of home is actually an old towel painted with brush. The idea was found on Minttumeirami's blog, the tutorial is in Finnish only, but with many great pictures.
The garden path is made of real gravel (intended for aquariums) that has been glued to the cardboard base.
The trellis consists of natural wood, i.e. small branches from the forest. The climbing plant is probably a Clematis. The leaves are cut out with a leaf shaped punch and winded between thin double wire.
These are real driftwood shingles covering the cottage roof - not at all easy to cut with a kitchen knife. Should have looked for a miniature axe.
The cottage, formerly known as shoe box, is glued onto double cardboard. This tiny world now exists on the bookshelf next to gardening books.
When the night falls, the lantern will give a little light to the garden. Twilight is always the perfect time to think about the day gone bye and the one ahead.
Enjoy the summer. Be outside.