Saturday, 29 November 2008

Building in progress

Who would have thought building a little cottage would be so time consuming!! I have spent all afternoon on my little construction.... the lacing of the sides around the plastic canvas took the longest. I have just finished stitching all the sides together and I have had enough for today! I am very pleased with the results, I don't think I have ever stitched any thing like this, but it is turning out ok. I have to finish stitching the roof next, then I can attach that. The base is just red felt (again laced around the plastic canvas) and then I have to attach the long bugle beads at the sides and a hanger on the top!
Here are the 2 side views -



I realised on Wednesday night though that I had made a big mistake on it.... and I blame the poor light at my house. The green back stitch lines were actually dark blue on the chart... which stood for the silver not the green.... so it should be more sparkly than it is... but I like it any way!
Otherwise I have been working on Henry still, he now has a complete head and half a hat!! Mind you I think his head looks tiny in comparison to his body, but it probably was - he was a big chap!!
I am working on his right shoulder now and aim to work towards stitching some of a wife for him next!!!!
No pictures until Sunday/Monday of him I'm afraid.... you'll just have to wait.
It is very cold here today, I went into town with mom this morning and we caught the bus!! I was frozen when I got home. Managed to get some wrapping paper and cards so can get some presents wrapped soon and start on my Christmas card writing next week!
Stuart brought a bread maker with some of his birthday money and he is cooking his first loaf now.... urm it smells nice, good job it is nearly dinner time as the smell is making me very hungry.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend.
Ginnie x




19 comments:

Tammy said...

That is so pretty! I've never constructed anything like that. I'm lazy, so I get everything framed, lol! Nice job!

Miss 376 said...

My bread maker is in constant use, you'll love it.
The cottage is coming together really well. Makes a change to do something different

Srinity said...

It looks so cute already! I like the green instead of silver so the mistake made it even better. :)

Rowyn said...

Your little cottage is looking great! When I was in the UK about 10 years ago I bought my Mum and sister one of these, and I've never seen them since. I might remind them, since yours is looking so cute. :-)

Irene said...

Very nice ! I just love my bread maker, nothing like the smell of bread baking !

Gaynor said...

Cottage looks great!

Annie said...

That is coming along great. What a cute cottage. Watch out for the breadmaking... it's addicting and not so great for the waistline! But totally yummy!

Julie said...

Your little house is gorgeous, you're doing a great job on it.

Hope your bread was nice!

Wendy said...

Ginnie I am Soooo impresed!!! I wouldn't even know where to start with this! I'm afraid my creativity ends with mouting a card!!
Bet the homemade bread was delicious !!

Theresa said...

oh wow
i really love your little cottage. i made some plastic canvas craft boxes a few months ago and they too ages so i can understand about the amount of work in this. this will look great wherever you put it.

Cindy F. said...

Your cottage is so pretty! I also like the green better than silver!
Great progress:)
A bread maker....how cool is that!

Imogen Montana said...

What progress brilliant on your little house! I'm usually to slack to do any finishing (even framing) for my projects. Love your work :)

Dani - tkdchick said...

That's going to be fantastic when finished!

Shell said...

nice construction work,very pretty design.Your daughter will be fine with her braces.My DD has them on top and bottom ,had 4 teeth removed before.The first few days her mouth was sore,but she has got used to them.Having her bands changed for the first time this week.

Margaret said...

What a fantastic cottage. You are sooo clever

Tracey said...

Your cottage is looking wonderfull,
Great stitching

Take care
x

Angelcat said...

Your cottage is looking fantastic already. Can't wait to see the finished piece!

AnnMcD said...

I love the cottage...looks like you are doing an excellent job on it.
Stuart will enjoy his bread maker...I have mine working right now!

Carla said...

Your cottage is looking great!!