Monday, November 7, 2011

Make Yourself at Home....

...or at least make yourself a home.... ornament.  Did that make any sense at all??

Anyhow, I found these amazingly adorable home ornaments over at retro mama's blog.  I was so excited that I decided to try one.  I was originally thinking a fun little advent tree with 25 of these babies, but I'm not so sure now.  It' took a little time, but the result was amazing!  Not as amazing as Kim's, but for my first try, I was happy and I learned a LOT!!!

Here are Kim's gorgeous house ornaments.  NOTE:  This must be like 20 hours of her life, so I hope you are as inspired as me.


Are these amazing or what?? 

And now, prepare to be not quite as amazed because here is mine...





I love the sweet little bird and the house number cut from some selvage! (Great idea Kim!!)

Here are my notes for next time:

1)  Go bright!  I love Kim's bright colors!
2) Stitch the house closed more carefully.  It was 11:30 pm folks!!!

Anyway, these are super cute.  Just might have to make more.  Maybe a teacher's gift with the house number as the classroom number???  We'll see!  And thanks, Kim, for sharing!

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21 comments:

Amy said...

are you kidding me... that little house you made is so cute! WHat a great idea for Christmas gifts... I love your little blue bird. CUTE.

TheUnSoccerMom said...

LOVE it! I have to try my hand at it.. :o)

colorchic said...

So very cute. What a fun little gift to give! Thanks for sharing!

Erika said...

What are you talking about--your house is cute! I have been busy making homes out of clay--now I need to try your version.

Erika
It’s a Wrap Link Party at Artful Rising

Kim said...

Anna, your house is completely adorable! I'm so glad you enjoyed the tutorial. And FYI those houses didn't take me more than 19, 19-1/2 hours tops ;) Thanks so much for sharing your ornament!

Jill said...

They certainly are adorable! Love this idea!

Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a great week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success
http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

OhioMomPatriot said...

I love the bird! Thanks for sharing!

Amber *SaltTree* said...

absolutely amazing! so sweet! this is going on my to do list!

Happy Whimsical Hearts said...

These are gorgeous - I'll have to add them to my (growing) to do list!

Kassandra @ Coffee and their Kisses said...

I love this! I hope you'll stop by my fairly new party. The party is open until Friday here, http://www.coffeeandtheirkisses.com/2011/11/stitch-n-niche-saturday-6.html.

notes of sincerity said...

Oh how precious!! :o)
I love your little house!!

Jennifer said...

I love your little house! The bird is just perfect!

Leanne said...

Very cute, I too love the bird.

Jillian@FoodFolksandFun said...

These look SO adorable, I’m book-marking this to (attempt to)make later! I found you via “Lil’ Luna Link Party”. I’m your newest follower and would love a “follow back”!

Have a great week,

Jillian @ www.foodfolksandfun.blogspot.com

Jenfier Harrod said...

i like this.

http://www.ladybugswithzoi.blogspot.com

Megan said...

Love these! :) Thanks for linking up to {Sew} Modern Monday and have a great week!

Alida - Radcrafter said...

Oh, these are cute! These would make wonderful Christmas gifts.

I'd love if you would consider sharing this at my Thingamajig Thursday party...http://radcrafter.com/2011/11/thingamajig-thursday-party-2/

Alida

Craft Couture by T.C. said...

this house is adorable! :) I will have to make one as a Christmas Gift.

Thanks for sharing!

I found your blog through Fabric Tuesday @ Quilt Story.

Jenn "Rook No. 17" said...

Your little house turned out beautifully! All the detail is incredible! So glad I saw your post linked-up over at 504 Main!

Jenn/Rook No. 17

Sassy Sites! said...

Thanks for linking up to Sassy Sites FFA party on Friday!! I LOVE to see all of the great ideas! All week this week, we will be doing Thanksgiving themed link ups. Monday is all about Turkeys, so if you have something you've created that is turkey-ish :)... come by tomorrow and link it up!!

XOXO!!
marni @ Sassy Sites!

NanaBeast said...

Anna,
I know this was from over a year ago, but I just discovered retro mama's blog and the link to this post. I LOVE the fabric you used for the roof of your darling little house. Do you remember what it was?

I am very grateful for your time in answering this.

Blessings,
Denise Leavens