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Sunday, 19 March 2017

New Photos of FAME Project

Our meeting last week didn't happen, because of yet another storm. We are meeting this coming Tuesday instead. I have been working away at the club project, because I hope to take it to display at the CFB Shearwater Hobby Show in early April, in Halifax-Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.

I have made some more flowers, in this case roses in white, to add to the shop. I'm trying different things inside the shop and window, to get some idea of how much space there is. The answer? Way more than I thought....

The shop with "stuff" in the window is shown above: I'm going to have to build some display pieces to showcase plants and flowers in the window, as different heights will display them more easily. On my worktable right now is an effort at making a large tulip display for the Spring window display.

The white roses are newly made, while the pink ones are my experiments from some years ago. They suit the colour scheme of the shop and will remain in place. The bucket of iris in the foreground is also several years old; their pastel colours will also work quite well. The large hanging plant needs to hang from a bracket on a beam to get it to a better height, right now it is tied on with fishing line.

The "marble" display table is finally done! It went through quite a number of incarnations, before I convinced the Carpenter-in-Chief that my original idea was the best one. I wanted room to display plants and flowers! I still have to design and build a shelving unit, though, based on a photo of a Real Life plant display unit I saw on the internet.

The irises and the roses are a little more visible here. I experimented with the pink ones, but I think I have it worked out with the white ones; they were done assembly-line style to allow glue to dry, and done in a couple of hours.

It's coming along nicely!


  1. I love how the colours are coming together, Marijke! The subtle shades of the flowers play off against the greys and white beautifully. I can't wait to see it on Tuesday. - Marilyn D., Oromocto, NB, Canada

  2. Preciosas flores y preciosos colores!!!!

  3. The flowers are beautiful! Nicely done!

  4. Thank you all for your kind comments about the flowers, and the project in general. There is so much more work to be done, but it is beginning to come together.