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« on: February 06, 2017 06:15:37 AM »

Made for my partner in the OTT24. She asked for something useful with white, silver, gray, purple, & blue that was whimsical and mentioned a liking for fairies & gnomes. I saw a small house in her pinterest boards which gave me the idea to make one into a practical object, a needlebook!

Here it is all folded up, it closes with a snap at the roof peaks.


The door handle is a gold seed bead.


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2 pages of wool felt for needles. The sides could have elastic bits added to hold small scissors etc but I have found the sort I use the most myself just holds needles and is very useful to me. Coincidentally, I received my needlebook in a swap here years ago Smiley.


I've made a little house with lots of french knots for flowers in a previous swap and thought they'd look nice on this one too. I had an upsetting moment when I folded the seam allowances in and found that one window was very off centre but the addition of a trellis fixed that and even made it better I think so yay for happy accidents!


If she doesn't find it useful for that purpose it can be stitched into a little home that might suit a fairie. I'd like a cottage covered in purple roses, wouldn't you?
It's just pinned in place here and could use a pressing to get it crisp and square but you get the idea.


I wouldn't have come up with the idea if not for the swap but I will certainly keep making tiny houses now. I found it so much fun to plan and work on, it was a great winter pick me up for me and now I'm eagerly awaiting the flowers of spring Smiley.
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« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2017 01:28:14 PM »

Wow!  This is ingenious and incredibly pretty!!
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« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2017 02:33:19 PM »

Wow! This is beautiful and very clever!
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« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2017 04:19:28 PM »

Awesome!
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« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2017 05:26:12 PM »

Thanks, thanks, thanks! Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2017 10:31:34 PM »

Love it - both flat, and as a cottage.  Love the purple roses most of all.  Did you find a brick patterned fabric or make it?
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« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2017 06:44:19 AM »

Thanks Smiley.
I've had that brick fabric in my stash for a long time, I found it at the thrift store years ago. A big piece too, at least 2 yards. I'm planning one of those little houses that is a carry-along case, you unfold it to make a play mat. I better hurry up before my daughter gets to old to want to play with something like that Cheesy.
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« Reply #7 on: February 07, 2017 07:35:25 AM »

This is so amazing and detailed! I can just imagine a whole collection of them with different colored flowers and details. Fantastic work!
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« Reply #8 on: February 07, 2017 09:26:33 AM »

This is lovely! I really love it!
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« Reply #9 on: February 07, 2017 09:29:30 AM »

Thank you both. I had a lot of fun imagining more of them too. I may make a village for the top of the piano or as gifts. We've had this house a year now, the first one we purchased together as a family. I could do one that looks a bit like it.
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