Little House Swap
I have worked at these little houses for a week or two now - sadly by hand as the house has been in such a mess I have been unable to get at my sewing machine - except for one house. I am not good at sewing by hand and have found the detail fiddly. I now have a row of wonky little houses and am busy working on the last with the sewing machine (yippee) and hoping that that will be the successful one. Meanwhile look at some detail of my efforts so far - they are all to become pin cushions so will not be wasted!
Please do not worry Teresa (my swap partner) all will be well in the end - I do promise you!
I so love these little felt birds - shame about the front of the house - and the roof agghh!
I have discovered that it is easier to concentrate on the front and use a heavy linen and to only do the back in a light cotton - this way it is easier to put together and can be sewn easily in a straight line. I do wish someone had pointed this out to me sooner - the pattern did not explain how difficult it is to sew two lots of bias binding into seams with two lots of linen and two lots of cotton fabric on the roof! So look out for a lovely front and a simple back (but with very pretty fabric!) I shall call this street 'Rotten Row'.
Today missed my knitting circle and sadly did not get to complete my last little house today as have spent all day at the hospital with my son - 'The Devil Child' - who has got pluerisy and has been having breathing difficulties. He is now home safely in bed so back to my last (and best) little house, which must be posted by Thursday!