Tuesday, January 13, 2015

I admired the charming houses of Howard Lamey for many years and always meant to try one of his free patterns.  It was after making some little Santa Village houses from SVGCuts, that I got the courage to try a couple of Howard's.  This next one was his Twin Peaks Beach house.  I left the dog house off to fit on a box, but next time, I'll include it when I turn it into a lighted house along with the traditional wall.

Little paper house

This Robin house pattern was from Glitter Villages at Etsy.  For most of my houses, I've pasted regular windows and doors on the cutouts, but I loved the delightful drawings of Lisa Jane Smith's houses, so I decided to paste her window and door art to this one. Christmas Village

After a two year siesta!

At my age, it really doesn't feel that long ago that I wrote to this blog……. just a short nap, but I probably should have waited until next Thursday to post this - then it would be a two year anniversary!   I did want to post some of the fun things I've been doing with my new hobby, the Silhouette Cameo machine.  Lots of fun making Christmas cards and decorations, in fact the poor machine hasn't had much of a rest since hubby bought it for my birthday last September.  Actually, I purchased it online and told him what he'd gifted me - he was much relieved that he didn't have to go out searching for something.
I made a number of box cards from the very talented folks at SVGCUTS.  Also lots and lots of tiny houses - mostly glitter and putz style, to place on top of Christmas treat boxes for my family and friends.  It's the houses that have really held my interest, but now that Christmas is over, I hope I can still find fun things to make.