Hello again friends. I have a short story to share, I hope you have a moment to stay a while. Have you seen the sweet little houses on the blogs lately? Perhaps they have been there forever and I am just now discovering these delicious miniatures. I adore them! Earlier this week, I thought I'd send a photo of one such collection to my husband at work. It went something like, "Aren't these cute? (Which I'm sure he agreed but would never utter the word.) Can you cut some wood to make something like this for me?" Later that same day (arriving home from work myself) I walk into my craft room and what do you think is on my work table? Three adorable little houses! I was thrilled ... he is sooo wonderful! I wonder what he'll say when I ask for a whole town?!
So my quest to turn these simple wood houses into homes began. My first step was to choose the colors. I can always depend on Mona and her Design Team to solve that question each and every week with their incredible inspiration over at CR84FN. Look at the beautiful imagery they have posted now ....
Digging thru my scrap drawers, I pulled out bits and pieces of soft blues, subtle greens, and shades of vanilla. A coat of acrylic paint gave the wood blocks a finished surface. With a bit of tracing, cutting, and a slathering of Mod Podge ... my houses were covered in color. Embellishments were next - the "trim" on my "painted ladies". Some lace and linen thread, a couple buttons, a shabby blue ribbon and a sweet little flower were added. My sentiment "Follow your heart, it knows the way" was stamped on top of the lighter pattern. Of course every home needs a touch of bling ... provided here with chunky glitter on each and every roof.
I just love my little houses (I hope you do too) ... thanks for stopping by and sharing your time with me!