"Suddenly she whirled from the window and stood before the glass. her eyes were shining brilliantly, but her face had lost its color within twenty seconds."
- O. Henry, "The Gift of the Magi"
At guild meeting Saturday Rosa gave me a humongous bag of scraps - I was scrap happy! I couldn't wait to dig into the bag, there's some wonderful stuff in there! Isn't that the cutest little toady-frog?
I pieced a 4" rooftop, scrap, then I cut another piece roughly 4 x 6 to make the body of the house. Does the measurement have to be exactly exact? Nope, we're only doodling!
To make a door for my little masterpiece, I cut off a 1-1/2 x 6" slice, then cut the bottom part just slightly off center to insert a door.
It can be left or right of center, or even IN the center, doesn't matter - here a doodle, there a doodle!
To make the door, cut a 1-1/2 x 3" or so piece of contrasting fabric. Insert it between the two bottom pieces, reattach that 1-1/2 x 6" strip you sliced off. Before attaching the body to the roof I trimmed only the bottom of the roof unit, NOT the sides.
Then attach the roof to the house, trim around all sides, leaving a 1/4" seam allowance.
These little houses can be used as a border treatment... or I can add a piece of background at the TOP, and/or make the house part taller to make them different heights. Who knows where we'll go from here... I just know I love playing with scraps!
That's it for now, I plan to stay in today and sew sew sew! I have a challenge I'm working on for my guild and Christmas gifts for my bee. Have a great Monday - sew forth and sew on!