A few years ago I fell in love with some cute little stuffed houses that I saw on Syko's blog - or maybe in her Etsy shop. I decided to try to make some myself. I made a set for my brother for his housewarming (which in hindsight it kind of a weird gift for a guy - so I guess they were really more for his girlfriend), and last year I made - well didn't quite make - a set for my mother for her birthday. I'm such a horrible gifter that I actually had the nerve to just give her the pieces of the houses.
They looked pretty much like this . . .
I finally sewed them together and stuffed them in time for her birthday this year. Here they are . . .
I think they're pretty cute. It was really fun to find little scraps and bits and pieces of notions to decorate them with. I also did a little bit of embroidery, but it doesn't show up that much in the picture.
I didn't use a pattern, but I did thumb through Syko's book when it came out, and I'm pretty sure there's a pattern in there - along with some other really cool stuff. I also have this book which has a really cool quilt in it that I will make one of these days.
I'm feeling pretty good about having finsihed up a few long-standing projects in the past month or so - even though the unfinished (and still unfinished) houses in the photo above were a gift for my sister's housewarming over a year ago. I'm working on quilting a quilt that I started almost a year ago then maybe I'll finish up those houses - but after that I'm anxious to get back to kids clothes sewing. I have the whole uniform-less summer, so I better take advantage.
Happy Friday! It's a gorgeous day here. Hopefully, it will stay this way all weekend. I'm hoping for another beach day, but there's lots of baseball and that whole Father's Day thing, so we'll see.