Thursday, January 15, 2009
English country cottage - or not
So, no more arch swap in 2009; instead we have a house front swap, which will only be every other month (with a challenge for a theme to keep for yourself in the in-between months) - January is the first one, and I was due to make for Gabriela who had a loose theme of houses around the world or maker's choice. I started with an English Cottage type house (thatched roof, etc) and decided that as many English Cottages had flowers growing madly all over them, that's the aspect I would emphasize. Obviously, these flowers are a little madder than any real English Cottage, but it was fun. I do still need to back and edge it, but it wasn't quite dry yet before I had to go to work, so I left it - will probably finish on Saturday.
Also, some nice post - these "ugly" browns, which Helen was trading for beads/embellishments. Needless to say, "ugly" is in the eye of the beholder and I snapped them right up - two of them, I have some of already in my stash, as it happens (the dots and the neutral).