Friday, December 31, 2010

last project of 2010...

Although it feels like we just finished Quilt Market, soon it'll be time to be knee-deep in designs for Spring 2011 market in Salt Lake City. Before that happens it's good to recharge and spend some time on projects just for fun...

For me the projects don't always have to be quilts--it's fun to find something to make that I wouldn't ordinarily do. The only requirement for a "fun" project is that someone else has written the instructions.

The internet is an amazing thing. I'd gone searching for something, found a shop, found that the shop has a blog, and next thing you know, I'm making a tiny pincushion house.

Obviously mine's not Christmas themed--I used some of scraps of my Red Rose Farm as well as bits of Lecien's latest Flower Sugar. I knew I would not be capable of cutting out tiny window panes like Jo did, so embroidered mine.

It was lots of fun and I got it made in a day. I'm planning an entire village now--wouldn't a whole row of houses be darling?

It's also the last day of 2010...and I'd like to wish all of you a very Happy New Year...and may next year be filled with inspiration and creativity for all of us.


Blogger PamKittyMorning said...

Ohmygosh it turned out cute!! I love the little bird.. and love the bird in the window. It all makes me wish I was a patient person.

12:45 PM  
Anonymous happy zombie said...

That is soooo cute! Happy New Year, E!

1:09 PM  
Blogger mascanlon said...

Goodness thats so cute Elizabeth, now off I scurry to check out that blog!

2:20 PM  
Blogger Pat / Silver Thimble Quilt Co. said...

J.P. (Just Precious)


Spring Market...sheeshhh

2:49 PM  
Blogger Sherri said...

Happy New Year! I love this pincushion house....yours is adorable...thanks for the link, too!

3:11 PM  
Blogger Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Adorable little project! Happy New Year!

7:27 PM  
Blogger Glenna @ Hollyhock Quilts said...

Super cute! Happy New Year, Elizabeth!!

6:05 AM  
Blogger Miss Jean said...

Love the little house!!!!!!! Happy New Years to you and yours as well!

10:07 AM  
Blogger AshTreeCottage said...

Your last project for 2010 is adorable! Can't wait to see what you create in 2011. Happy New Year!!

Susan and Bentley

10:36 AM  
Anonymous Denise said...

Darling house!
Hey have you been to Home Goods lately? I was at the Vacaville one this week and they have dishes that scream "Elizabeth!" You need to see them!

10:45 AM  
Anonymous blop said...

Very cute and very you!! Adorable!!
Happy New Year to you E!

11:21 AM  
Blogger Sentimentally Me said...

Absolutely Adorable!

2:17 PM  
Blogger Mary Anne Drury said...

Hi Elizabeth ! That is just as cute as can be !!! Thanks for finding the info and posting ... I added "Bear Paw" to my list of fun blogs to visit.
Also, my 18 year old son just made shortbread (your recipe .. or I guess it's your Mom's) ..... it is DELICIOUS !!!!! Thanks so much for posting the recipe ... we'll be making that MANY more times (the first pan is just about gone!... well not quite ... I saved a tiny bit for the kids ....)

6:43 PM  
Blogger Sweet Cottage Dreams said...


I saved Jo's instructions in my file of sorts to make one for me! Yours looks so sweet in your fabrics!

Happy New Year to you, too!


11:46 AM  
Blogger Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

I love houses. This one is so darling. It turned out perfectly. Make more!

1:08 PM  
Blogger schmidt1016 said...

So, so sweet! I love your changes. And thanks for the 411 on that blog. I agree, the internet is a wondrous place! Happy New Year!

Leslie S. in MN
esclante at comcast dot net

11:54 PM  
Blogger mascanlon said...

Happy Birthday Miss Elizabeth!

5:33 AM  
Blogger badlandsquilts said...

Happy Birthday!

5:55 AM  
Blogger Mary Anne Drury said...


7:43 AM  
Blogger Miss Jean said...

Happy Birthday!!!!!!!

8:38 AM  
Blogger bearpaw said...

Wow, Elizabeth, your house is fantastic! I love the pretty colours and fabrics you chose, and I LOVE the birdcage!! Thanks so much for trying it out for me, you did a great job!

9:23 AM  
Blogger Thimbleanna said...

That pincushion is just too darn cute - thanks for the link! Happy New Year and Happy, Happy Birthday!!!

6:15 PM  
Blogger Lori Holt said...

Darling pincushion...Miss Pamkitty told us it's your birthday!...
Happy Birthday!

7:14 PM  
Anonymous Robyn of Coffee and Cotton said...

Oh I LOVE it! So cute.
Happy Birthday! January is the best month to be born in :-)

8:13 AM  
Blogger madrekarin said...

Darling! happy birthday, Elizabeth. I hope your day has been perfectly wonderful

1:25 PM  
Blogger Red Geranium Cottage said...

What an adorable little house. I love it.

9:19 PM  
Anonymous said...

Heard I missed your birthday. Hope it was happy! I know just what you mean about doing a pattern that someone else wrote the directions for! I did the same thing this week.

2:07 PM  
Anonymous Kelly said...

I came over to wish you a happy b-day and almost got distracted by your adorable house! Love the little birdie on the chimney. Hope you had a great day + good start to 2011. I have good feelings about it.

11:47 AM  
Anonymous druidaccountforsale said...

My what a lovely project you have made. Look at those happy pastel colors it look so cute. Hope to see another one this year!

11:56 PM  
Blogger Sam said...

Such a darling little house!

9:14 PM  

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