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Monday, February 10, 2014

A Bit of Ho Hum




I've been working on a stand-alone cottage.  While I seem to have gotten the engineering part figured out I'm less than pleased with the ambience of the finished piece.  Not enough going on here -- the colors are too dull for me and there isn't enough surface interest. Boring!!!


That being said - at least I mastered the 'standing' technique and perhaps one day will come back to the idea of being a 'house builder'.  

Meanwhile its on to a new adventure - which you'll hear about next week... 

"Home wasn't built in a day." - Jane Sherwood Ace

 

9 comments:

  1. It's still not half bad....

    ...for a blooper :-)

    x c

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  2. It's good to have the standing part nailed, even if the colour didn't work out quite as you would have wished!

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  3. Boring... or subtle? They can be quite close bedfellows. In this case, I'd go with subtle. It's lovely - and do tell me, how did you manage the standing thing? Always tricky to get it right with fabric so it doesn't get too rigid.

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  4. Just a quick note to answer Charlton Stitcher's question. I stitched a box finish on the bottom, then filled the bottom part with ground walnut shells (at tip I got from my friend Dot - as a note they sell these at pet stores). Filled about a third of the house then finished the house using regular poly stuffing. It makes a nice weighted bottom for standing.

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  5. I like it, Penny! The colors are so you! And I always love your color choices. The standing part is a puzzle until you find something that works. I went through that decision-making process with my stump dolls. What I settled on for standing weight is small polished river rocks that are sold in craft stores.

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  6. What I love about the creative process, whether I like it/think it's worked or not, is what we discover goes on to inform our future creations. That's the magic for me. :o)

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  7. Maybe your adorable cottage would like a wee bit of bling ... as in beady bling?

    ;>]]

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