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Wednesday, 18 January 2012

toadstool house

I was going to put this little tin, which originally held baked beans, into the recycle bin. But the shiny surface caught my eye and I thought, hmmm I can re-cycle it myself.
 As I needed a bigger pin cushion and I had some red spotty felt sent to me I thought put the two together and you have a toadstool (sort of!)


The photos are a bit rubbish I'm afraid so maybe if  you squint it wont be so fuzzy :OP I did put a cimney on but took it off as it looks a bit naff.
                                                       Nice red front door                                          


Gorgeous red and pink hollyhocks growing in the garden. I had some in my garden last year as well!

Just need to sew the backs together and the cafe is open. The cream teas are on me! A view of the window with a window box filled with french knot flowers.

                                                       Orange hollyhocks and house sign.

                                                                   Without the chimney pot
                                                   
                                                  Back view with apple tree and little bird
I did start out making it with a dark green background but it didn't match with the red so well and was a bit to dark.
I think that I could have done better with the roof....but I'm going to be scooting off to the next project!

4 comments:

  1. that's fabulous! Your stitches must be sooo tiny!

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  2. You are so creative! Loving your little cafe!

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  3. Its really lovely, I agree the white looks better with the roof, what are you going to do with the green bit? it looks lovely as well xx

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  4. Have put the green into my stash and will no doubt find a use sometime!

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