Our annual end-of-summer contest is here, come on down to the Dave's Garden County Fair!

Winners

1st Place with 74 points:

From haighr: "Cascade of Stone - I used Alocasia leaves from my garden and cast them in concrete to make this tiered splash guard under my downspouts. Once the concrete set I removed the leaf, then painted with concrete sealer before painting with metallics. "

Contest picture by haighr

2nd Place with 42 points:

From haighr: "Fall Leaf - This casting is my first try at concrete leaf making. I used a leaf from my ornamental rhubarb plant for the mold. I painted it with black concrete sealer, then used metallic acrylics brushed on in light layers until I achieved the effect I wanted. "

Contest picture by haighr

3rd Place with 34 points:

From mmassar: "I used flower seed packages collected from past plantings to decoupage on to wooden letters. I loved the final result. "

Contest picture by mmassar

Runner Up with 29 points:

From Agavegirl1: "Living in the South West and being an artist how can one not paint what one loves? This is an original painting I did and am quite proud of. "

Contest picture by Agavegirl1

Runner Up with 26 points:

From drthor: "Sewing box made from scratch. Every piece of the house has been hand embroidered as well as every other piece. Then they all have been sewn together. No glue at all. The house has the 4 season embroidered all around. I gave this to my mom."

Contest picture by drthor

Runner Up with 23 points:

From drthor: "Original canvas counted embroidery, designed by me. Very fine Italian wool."

Contest picture by drthor

Runner Up with 19 points:

From kemboja70: "Fabric covered houseplant pots: Terracotta pots, scrap fabric, mod podge, sandpaper, & varnish."

Contest picture by kemboja70

Runner Up with 15 points:

From 207Lilylady: "Handmade two-pie (or two cat) basket."

Contest picture by 207Lilylady

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