Happy Friday everyone! I am excited to show some whimsical paper pieced houses. I have been wanting to try these since last Christmas. I first noticed them in a smaller size as Christmas ornaments here at Retro-Mama. With stamped house numbers, they would make great house warming gifts too. Since then, I have noticed paper pieced variations of houses in all different shapes and sizes. I decided to try this one by Jennifer Ofenstein at Sewhooked for a doll-sized blanket. It is for yet another birthday gift for a friend's daughter. The one Jennifer did is called Holiday House and has a dark background fabric for a nighttime setting. I used light colored fabrics and a white background to totally change the look and feel of the house. Also, I added a floral strip of fabric at the bottom of the house for a nice flowerbed. Hedgie really likes flowers...
Note on July 1st: Jennifer at Sewhooked included my blankie in her 2012 Summer Challenge contest. Please check out this link and vote for me! I'd really appreciate it!
Here is a preview of another house I am putting together using a darling fabric given to me a couple years ago. The dolls in the fabric are so darn cute. I'm thinking of making a whole quilt of these with a different doll in each window. I still need to put the roof on this one.
Lastly, I made some delicious packaging. Yes, that's right...packaging! I didn't have time to make anything homemade for my daughter's singing group's bake sale so I bought cookies at the store and packaged them using a zig-zag stitch and some selvage.
I got the idea over here at Bee in your Bonnet. She used clear, waxed paper to package homemade peanut bars that I must try soon! My husband said he saw a little boy carrying one of these around at the concert. How cute! My first thought was to use pink thread and ribbon but I didn't want to rule out the boys. They should be included in all things homemade too!