As is obvious from my avatar and even the heading for my blog, I have a bit of a thing about little houses. Unless, of course, it’s the one I live in which must be a big house in order to store all my paraphernalia, to say nothing of the various humans and animals who also pop in from time to time.
I love making my etui box houses but these ones are a little less labour intensive although call for my hand sewing skills which I usually try to avoid as I am a fan of the machine (but only because I’m so impatient).
Anyway, I am about to open a new shop – yet to be stocked and so yet to be unveiled – and in order to build up my feedback a little before I start, I went on a mini Etsy shopping spree. One of the items I bought was this gorgeous tartan doggie bow tie. (not yet received so not yet modelled by my own pampered pooch) –
I know, I know, but who could resist? I promise I’m not going to start carrying him around in a papoose or anything. Well, he’s too heavy for a start ……
Anyway, the other things I bought were a little clay house (house fixaxtion again) and a couple of PDF tutorials. One of which was for these little houses. I practised on some synthetic felt I had lying around but then bought in some lovely 40% wool felt as it feels all soft and fuzzy and comes in such gorgeous colours. Perhaps I have a felt fetish too.
Of course, I messed around with the pattern a little and gave them a French garden (or jardin) as that is where they are made.
Thank you to Napkittenpattern for the original.