I made seat cushions for the two little benches for the front porch, and for the bench I had already built in the back porch. Later on I hope to have lots of attractive throw cushions on these benches as well.
The February 2011 issue of 'Dollshouse & Miniature Scene' magazine had an article by Caroline Himmo-Brunson from the Itzy Bitzy Workshop on making 1/12th scale hanging baskets from polystyrene balls, with quite detailed paper-punched flowers.
I thought that was a great idea for my Fairfield so adapted the idea to 1/24th scale and to the materials I had on hand.
I cut the hooks from normal paperclips.
6) The final step was to add different colours of flower sprinkles as the 'blossom'. I add these by using a toothpick to dab tacky glue over the 'plant' and then touch my moist finger to the sprinkles and hold it up to the glue.
To hang the baskets, I used some of those long pins intended for making earrings, that have a pin head at one end and are in fairly soft metal. I drilled small holes through the beams, from the outside, poked through the pin and bent it down inside. Afterwards I touched up the pin head with white paint.