Saturday, November 22, 2008

Tis the Season for Village Houses

Mom hosted a small craft party last weekend and one of the projects was making these village houses. The body of the house is covered in a felted pinkish wool sweater and the roof is sheet music. She had a lot of items for us to choose from and the project just sort of took on a life of it's own. I am so proud of mine! Mom and Brooke made me feel amazing with their compliments.

I chose to use portions of different ribbon for the windows, doors and trim, and a snowflake ornament dangles from the center of the roof. The bleached white Christmas tree in the yard has a base made from a spool wrapped with music. I added teeny tiny gold beads as ornaments and another larger bead on top. The landscaping got a bit out of control but was so much fun!

Once I had the yard and gardens all glued on, I added the snow to the roof and ground and a light dusting on all of the plants. The final touch was a thick drippy layer of Mod Podge that I added iridescent mica flake to.

A house like this takes a few hours to make. But with friends working with me, a glass of wine and some Christmas music playing in the background, it really got me in the Christmas spirit!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

The Bad Puppy

Ok so here's my latest amigurumi I made for my friend Lauren who moved recently. She bought the yarn and specifically requested a puppy. I used a baby style soft yarn with a glossy streak for the body and worsted weight regular purple for the accents. This pattern came from Ana Pauli's book highlighted in my earlier blogs.

His head is floppy and he's very soft and very bad!

He loves to drink from the cat bowl. Bad puppy!

She still loves him though!