Planting The Tree, part 1

by brae  

Time to tackle the portion of the landscaping surrounding The Tree.  :D

I sculpted the circular base to start, cutting out channels for the roots and making the outer edge of the circle blend into the surrounding areas.   I also cut out the area under one of the upward-curving roots in both the circular base and the initial foam base down to the wood base board.

I made divots in initial base to sink the root tips.

Using the slivers of foam cut from the initial foam pieces that make up the lawn, I built up the area under and around the roots though nothing is glued in place just yet.  I'll need to sculpt the flat front corner of the lawn as well.  Yes, that big root will stick out of the ground...yet another lawn hazard.  :O

I covered the hole and added foam pieces to abut the back of the root that defines its opening.

So, what's the hole for?   Grahame!!!  :D

I won't make him live in this tiny, cramped burrow full time, but it sure will be cute to take some photos of him peeking out from under The Tree!


Comment from: Plushpussycat [Visitor]

Grahame is adorable! I’d love to see his little burrow!!! xo Jennifer

10/15/12 @ 22:33
Comment from: Lucille [Visitor]

What a sweet little face!

10/16/12 @ 07:36
Comment from: CJ [Visitor]

Squee! I love the burrow idea.

10/16/12 @ 15:11
Comment from: brae [Member]

:D Thanks!!!

10/16/12 @ 16:30
Comment from: Wanda [Visitor]

Love reading about the progress on this project. Your attention to detail makes everything fantastic.

10/16/12 @ 17:47
Comment from: April [Visitor]

Ohhhh.. the burrow is a great idea! Look at em’ all snug in there, looks cozy and safe :D

10/16/12 @ 20:36
Comment from: brae [Member]

Thank you!!! :D

10/17/12 @ 06:01
Comment from: Irene [Visitor]

Great start! (I’m a bit behind here, but I’m catching up fast!)

10/18/12 @ 10:35

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