Monday, March 25, 2013

New Housing Project

So I just got back from our cabin up-north and I was able to hang all of the houses that I have received so far. You can see the aqua chairs at the table that started this whole color scheme. The red comes from some of the dishes, the toaster, and the hand towels. The 10 houses that are there right now look a little lonely but hopefully there will be more soon. (YES... I am still sending out houses to be decorated so just email me and I can pop one in the mail to you.)

To those of you that recognize your house you may notice that a few of them have some extra things added to them. I certainly hope that no one minds that I did this but I just love bling and felt a few needed something. 

I hope that I get enough houses to fill the previous wall and this one that is perpendicular to the first. The last owners left this tacky painting of a lighthouse that I just hate but I hate bare walls even more. 

Some of you may remember the shade I did made out of out slides. Here it is in it's final corner of the living room all lit up. I think it looks like it belongs there and has been there for years. 

The other project I am working on is some coasters and placemats for the kitchen. Here you can see 4 of the placemats almost finished and 5 coasters completed. (There was 6 but one mysteriously disappeared that afternoon.) 

Here's a close-up of the finished placemat and a few coasters. I may redo the quilting on the placemat. I am not happy with the way the quilting distorted the seam lines even though I used an even feed foot on my machine. 

 Suspected coaster thief looking calm and confident despite being yelled at by mom. 


Karen Buchanan said...

Valerie this is such a great idea! Have you sent out all your houses? If you have any left or are in need of more I'd be happy to do one for you. Send me a PM

bobbie said...

Your suspected coaster thief looks perfectly innocent to me!!!

Heathers Inspiration said...

The houses look amazing together, your project is such a wonderful idea and love how each piece is unique and as a whole look fabulous x

Unknown said...

I hope my house arrives safely,it has been posted and you have a stack coming from keys4art,I am happy to do as many as you like why not post a template and we can cut our own,it would sure save time!I can send a painting if you want one?I will get started now(I know just what I want to do for you),not too abstract.I will do it on paper and you can just screw it between 2 bits of perspex to frame it!

Lou Anne Hazel said...

I would love to make a house for you. Send me the details and I'll get to work on it. You love bling, I can do a little bling. Then, if you want to add to it go wild!