Monday, 21 September 2009

Say it with flowers

I'm sure many, many of you saw the tutorial for the Little Pink House picture on Sew Mama Sew recently. I don't know how many of you, like me, squealed with joy and went to ransack the craft drawers for felt and embroidery hoops. And then sat stitching happily in front of The King And I. And then got out of bed at 6.30am ON A SUNDAY in order to stitch some more (no, wait, that was probably just me).

Well, this is what I made.



So, my stitching is a bit wonky, and my photography isn't the best, but I love it. I love it so much I want to cover the walls of my house with felt houses. In fact let's be honest, I want to LIVE in a felt house.

The design is by the supremely talented Melissa at Checkout Girl - go and look but be careful, you'll end up spending your housekeeping money on felt. Speaking of which, I'm off to see Sarah to order some more colours!

33 comments:

  1. Lovely. Now I'm torn between living in a house of felt and living in a house of chocolate.

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  2. Yes I squealed too! And bookmarked it. But haven't actually made it yet.

    Am off to dig out the felt and linen now. Yours is so very lovely!

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  3. It's gorgeous, well done! Yes, I think I probably did squeal when I saw the tutorial and, now that the first one I made has gone to live with my mum, I have the perfect excuse to make some more!
    Have a great week
    Rachel x

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  4. That is definitely an awesome abode and I can't think of anything nicer than a quiet sunday morning stitch - what a perfect way to start the day!

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  5. Hooray! I LOVE it! Thank you so much for doing this tutorial and for sharing the results with me!

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  6. Oh that's so cute, and wonderfully colourful. Re Liz's comment - I think I could live in a house of felt, filled to the brim with chocolate. Why not?

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  7. That is so sweet! I am making lots of things for friends for Christmas so thanks for the inspiration. xx

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  8. That is really cute. A group hung on the wall would look so sweet.

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  9. I totally missed that but love it! Might have to make a note of that one... because I'm the sort of silly person who gets up at unearthly hours to finish things too!

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  10. Hi Dotty - love your flowers, nice and simple but very effective :o)

    Thanks for your comment about my necklace, I make them of course!

    I sometimes sell them through Folksy.

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  11. Your house is wonderful! Living in a felt house sounds so comfy cozy, though I suppose it could get a bit soggy in the rain...

    K x

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  12. I've got that in my projects-to-do folder too. Yours is fab - I love,love,love felt!

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  13. Well - I squealed when I saw YOUR felt house - so it must be catching.

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  14. It is really cute! I hadn't seen it but I'm off to check it out

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  15. Add me to the list of squealers! I'm glad that my female relatives don't read blogs, as this clearly has Christmas gift potential in a big way. Now I know what to do with my bag of felt scraps!! Yippee!!

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  16. Oooh, that's lovely. Maybe I'll have to add this to my list of things to make.

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  17. Oh this is so pretty Val! Although I can sew/knit well into the wee hours when I'm really engrossed in a project, I can't imagine ever getting up that early to complete one!!!

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  18. Ohmygosh! That's adorable!!! And what a great link -- thanks for sharing!

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  19. It's LOVELY!!! And what a good idea for a nice present! Either complete or as a kit for a little girl ... x

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  20. how gorgeous!!!

    are you going to frame it? you must!!

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  22. gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous... i can see why you couldn't put it down.

    Bravo!

    x

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  23. Really lovely! I look forward to seeing more of them then :)

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  24. I love your felt house!! There is something so wonderful about stitching felt, I find it adictive too.

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  25. Super Cute project! I'm now officially following your blog!

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  26. just a thimbleful

    I wonder what sort of people live in a house like this? Little pink persons! Delightful

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  27. It's beautiful DC! Well worth missing your 'lie-in' for :)

    xxx

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  28. I love your felt cottage, when I've got a cross stitch design in design I do "suffer" from early mornings. Jane x

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  29. Val, it's gorgeous! And I thought I was the only stitch crazy person who wakes up way too early for an exciting project. Sounds blissful :)

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  30. That is absolutely gorgeous. I hope you hang it up somewhere prominent.

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  31. This is sooo sweet, DottyCookie! And love it all the more for the "wonky" stitching...wonky=charm, you know. LOVE IT! This would make a pretty gift--like a house-warming gift for someone just moved into a new home maybe. I must bookmark this project to try. Thanks for spreading the fun! Happy weekend to you all ((HUGS))

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