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Garden Contest Results

Hi everyone!  Sorry about the delay in posting the results.  I had this post mostly done Wednesday and then got interrupted and it's been open, half-done on my computer till this morning when I got a minute.  Our apologies again for the delay.  Laura and I both had unexpected things come up but we finally got the photos judged.  Here are all the photographs and at the bottom is the winner's name.  Everyone did a great job and the photos and stories were a delight to go through.  I'm sure you will all enjoy them!  

Entry 1, Pauline:

Spring is coming and Little Darling Rene'e is planning her flower garden. She has purchased flower seeds and planted them in seedling boxes.  The little seedlings are ready to transplant. Little Darling consults her gardening books and gets ready to prepare the garden bed. Soon she will have lovely flowers.

Entry 2, Joy:

My girls Samantha and Bessie Bell went out early to get started on their garden planting. Unfortunately, the garden plot has very thick weeds from all of the rain we have received this year in northern California. So, Samantha picked a bouquet of weeds of course. After a lot of work, the girls decided to take a break. Bessie Bell thinks that she will just buy her carrots this year although, I'm not so sure about Samantha. If either girl turns around and sees what is lurking behind them, I'm sure they will both be scrambling back inside quickly.

Entry 3, Kelly Selzle:

Aislin loves to help out in the garden. Lilacs are her favorite, but today we were potting herbs and veggies. Barefoot and enjoying the sunshine after all of the rain we had this spring.

Entry 4, Michele:

Pay attention now…. first we have to dig lots of little holes, and then we can plant the seeds and water our garden. Then soon, we’ll have fresh veggies to eat for dinner!

Entry 5, Michele:

I think over there would be a great place for your very first garden.  I’ll teach you how to dig the holes and plant the seeds, and later on, we can water the seedlings….. What? What did you say? WHAT is your naughty little brother up to now???

Entry 6: Carla

This first one is my Bentley who loves everything pooh.  shes playing the roll of rabbit.  Mr. rabbit thinks is her plants those little carrots back in the ground they will grow into those giant carrots he loves so much. although he hopes to sell a few so he can purchase a large jar of hunny , that's so when his pal Winnie comes to visit there will be a bit of something fer pooh to snack on..   

Entry 7: Carla

Mariah  as belle going about her morning tasks, as you can see she has gone to the bakers for her baguette, then on to her friends to borrow a new book to read.after that she suppose to spend the morning hoeing the lettuce beds..  but I think she has more reading planned instead..hum..

Laura and I both arrived at the same winner based on our points scoring system, although I have to say it was a hard choice.  And the winner is:

MICHELE with entry number 5.  We enjoyed the story and how well the photos fit with it.  Nice work!  Michele, please email me your address and I'll get your prize mailed out!

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  • Love the outfits and the ideas!  Wish I had had time to get one together....maybe next time.  Congratulations, Michelle, and also

    to all the entries. 

    • Thank you, Sissy! I hope you're able to join in the photo fun next time!  ; )

  • Thank you so much, Elizabeth and Laura, for voting my Elyse's photo the winner in the gardening contest! Elyse is delighted, as are her little Boneka siblings. And needless to say, I'm delighted too! Thank you! ; ) 

    It was fun to see the other entries too!
    Pauline, what a wonderful wooden picnic table your LD has! Super prop, and a perfect size for her! Where did you find that picnic table?
    Joy, I love that your girls are really outside in real nature! Though I hope they don't get too scared if they turn around and see the creature that is spying on them, lol! Adorable outfits, and I've always thought that Samantha is one of the best-ever LDs!
    Kelly, your girl looks so pretty, I love the colors in her outfit! And the natural outdoor lighting in your setting, coming from behind/side, is perfect, so soft and pleasing!
    Carla, please tell your Bentley that I love Pooh too, and I think she's adorable dressed up as Pooh's friend Rabbit, lol! It looks like she's worked very hard to plant her garden! And it looks like Mariah must love Pooh too, since she is dressed at Belle, and even has a book like Belle would. What a wonderful wooden wagon she has! Where did you find the wagon?
    Thanks, Elizabeth and Laura, for holding this contest. It's always fun to have a photo challenge! And thanks again for choosing my Elyse's photo as the winner! Hugs! - Michele ; )
    p.s. Elizabeth, I emailed you my address. Thanks! ; )
    • Michele, love the overalls on your Boneka dolls.  Any idea where you were able to find?


    • Thanks, Joy. I got my Boneka twins' overalls from Denis Bastien's website Affordable Designs, in Canada. Link to the clothes below.

      These overalls were made for his LEEANN doll. His LEEANN size shirts and blouses also fit the Bonekas.

      But hIs LENNY clothes are too big for the Bonekas.

      He recently had a half-price sale for certain items, including the overalls and shirts, so my dolls went shopping, lol.

      My Boneka boy's striped tshirt is from an ebay seller in Asia, who makes them in various colors for the Ken (Barbie's) doll, quite cheap. My little girl's tshirt was a freebie from a different seller.

      Happy shopping! ; )


    • Had no idea that Leann's clothes would fit a Boneka. 


  • Congratulations, well done, Michele.  Love the two little Boneka siblings and the critter.  

    Such great entries everyone.  Love the photos and outfits too.

    Laura & Elizabeth thank you for putting on the contest.  Hope there are others very soon.

  • Enjoyed all the photos and the stories. Congratulations Michele love the froggie.

  • Thank you Laura &Elizabeth for this fun photo story contest.

  • Michele, I don't remember the name of the seller i bought it  many years ago from a seller a friend recomended. She listed it for Barbie Doll. 

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