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Friday, February 27, 2009

Little Houses Made of Ticky-Tacky


I've been so inspired by all the little houses I have seen cropping up on ETSY and Flickr. I decided that I had to make some for myself. So, I started humming "Little Boxes"...you know, the theme for "Weeds" and got my fingers moving to the music and these are what came of it. This first one above is a little Valentine gift for my daughter and her paramour. I had such great fun making it that I was inspired to make a second to give to a coworker who loves gnomes. I think I'm going to have to make some more. They're addictive.

Unfortunately, I took the pics late one evening and the shadows are a bit harsh, but I wanted to get these done so I could give them. Well, these are great therapy and the recipients seem to like them so all is good.

8 comments:

Nancy Tobin said...

Hi Elizabeth,
Those are darling!!
What are they made of?
Hope all is well with you.
Best wishes, Nancy

quitethecrow said...

Thank you Nancy...I made them from polymer clay and then I painted them, used bits of paper and glitter. Thank you for checking in on me...Elizabeth

Moonpies Mom said...

Hi Elizabeth,

I love the houses. They are unique and certainly one-of-a-kind. Just like you, my friend. I know that your crafts are so beautiful and made with gentleness, kindness, and uniqueness....Tina Kaye

Poppedijne said...

Hello Elisabeth,
I love your little houses too! They are quite special and you are very creative. Thanks for you sweet wishes.
Kind regards from Belgium,
Nicky

Carolee said...

These are just wonderful! I used to make little wooden fairy houses for a local show - haven't thought of them in years, but yes, they ARE addictive!! You should absolutely make more of these!

~ Carolee

Vanessa said...

merci pour ton petit message et ton français est super !!! j'aime bien la maison du gnome ^_^
par contre mon anglais n'est pas terrible alors c'est plus facile pour moi d'ecrire en francais .

quitethecrow said...

Thank you all for such kind comments. It means so much to me to hear from you and know that you have dropped by my little corner of the world.

I've been working on a few more and hope to be able to post some better photos soon. I continue to be amazed by all of your beautiful work and blogs...

Stacey said...

Hello Elizabeth!

I love your little houses! I agree that creating is very therapeutic, which is one of the reasons I am so addicted to it. :)

I so appreciate your comments on my blog and have bookmarked yours as well.