I’m quite odd when it comes to opening gifts. I don’t want to open them. The anticipation has a sense of sublime magic about it that I want to savor. So I stall as long as possible. I’m also really great at keeping secrets.
And so it is with the Club Little House swap. That long-awaited parcel arrived from Amy. The box and I just sat here companionably for awhile.
I finally succumbed and opened it. It felt a bit like an archaeologist unearthing miniscule treasures. What amazing wonders—tiny bits of artistic creativity worthy of a museum showcase.
My project was simple tiny rugs and a member’s badge using the Club Little House logo. Nothing fancy, just something I felt reflected the spirit of the club. I used printable fabric to make the rug top, embroidered the written components, and backed the whole thing with wool felt.
Here is the rug by the bed. I took this picture before mailing off my project to Amy. In preparation for all the new Club Little House wonders, I sewed a new set of curtains, pillow sham, dust ruffle, and comforter.
The member badges were simple little plastic button shells in which you insert a picture. I found them in the children’s crafting activity bins at Jo-Ann’s fabrics at the beginning of summer.
You’re wondering where the photos are of the Club Little House photos, aren’t you? My husband had to leave for a business trip and absconded with the good camera. He and the camera will be back on Saturday and I’ll be able to photograph everything then. My old HP digital camera doesn’t do well in taking dollhouse miniatures photos.