I had a couple of bits of wood my OH have bought home from work even he has began to pick up that things that might be useful for me lol!! I think there were doors of some kind but were exactly the right width for the church corner. He took one back and got a technician to cut one to fill the gap which is 7 inches which just just so happens to the size of the church! It will sit on that piece and the rest will become the churchyard.
I began by making a corner path so it matches in with the other houses. Made from air-drying clay the same, and as soon its dry I will paint it to match. Really pleased how that turned out for a first attempt!
Next I made a couple of headstones also from airdrying clay and will paint them too look like stone. I decided just to go with one name and not too much detail as it would of been so small you couldn't of read them and its just a bit of fun!
I then made the graves with some small wood strips and some vinyl flooring for the bases filled with a little gravel. I need the wood covering which I will to today prob with a bit more of the clay. They will be finished of with some flowers and a bit of foliage around them. My OH loves these lol I think he has a bit of a dark side!!!
Next was the fencing. I couldn't decide whether to go with wall, fence or railing for the perimeter of the church yard! In the end I liked the look of the railings, they felt a little bit Gothic, so I have glued them onto some wood bases. I will cover the wood and glued area with polyfilla so it will be a wall base with the railing in top. Now I just need to rememeber where the polyfilla is!!!!
Here is is in the corner so you will start to see how it will look when finished.
I need to wait for the church to arrive so I can see where the porch will sit and I will then make a gravel path coming from that to the entrance with grassed areas either side. I just need a church bell and a couple of DHE stone benches for either side of the porch.
I can't wait to see how it will look when the church arrives which hopefully will be tomorrow :-)
When I was sorting out my bits of wood I found a piece that was the exact width of The Porthole so I decided to make a little patio area at the front where guests can sit in the seaside air! It was perfect as the B & B is just a bit smaller than Seashell so it fills the gap and ties the 2 in together. there is a little gate on the left hand side where Maddie can get through to her cottage and I have left the right side open so they can get down to the church.
I made the fence around the outside and then covered the floorspace with some gravel that I have bought for the churchyard path. There is loads of it so thought I might make use of it. Ideally I think I would have liked a lighter colour but there really isn't much point buying a whole other bag for such a small area so I will live with it! you can see the white glue drying underneath lol that will dry clear so you won't see it!!