Monday, September 24, 2007

Club Little House: Archaeology in 1/12 Scale



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.

12 comments:

a pink-bee said...

Oh I love your rug !! What a neat idea.
I just finally got my CLH pretties posted. They were amazing ! And I posted a drawing for one of what I made- we weren't in the same group so you might want to sign-up for the drawing of it.:)
Can't wait to see your CLH prizes! Hope your hubby hurries abck with the Camera! Have a great day, crystal x

nyjlm said...

Oh my! Your dollhouse is just precious!

Keri said...

Seeing your super-cute dollhouse always makes me want one of my own!

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

Oh they are so cute. Love where you have put them all.

Sunny Kristi said...

You have a dollhouse too!? Like I need any more reasons to love you! I have one but it is sitting waiting for me to get back to redecorating it. My mom made it and decorated it for me when I was a girl. I never EVER got rid of it, even when people begged me to. I am waiting for the motivation to hit me. I think that will be sometime when both kids are in kindergarten/first grade! Great stuff for your swap. Can't wait to see what you got!

Saucy said...

June, I just can't wait to see your littles! I'm also thrilled you got an ironing board! I am quite like you when it comes to opening gifts, really I am. I just love the anticipation... It's all too much fun... my CLH parcel isn't here yet. Maybe next week! I certainly hope I get one of those badges!!!

Robyn said...

Gosh so clever girly! Love all the hard work and creativity that went into each piece!

Suzie Sews said...

Oh my super cute dolls house.
Suzie Sews

SOINSPIRED said...

Okay, I'm going absolutely crazy over the Club Little House rug. I love, love, love it! Can you hop, skip and jump up to Chandler and teach me how to make one????

Maize Hutton said...

Eeek! I'm hooked! I wanna see the rest!!! So cute!

Lilli said...

Swwweeet! So cute :)

kim said...

Please explain to me this CLlub Little House and how one gets involved.

I have run across photos of stuff made by members and i am So fascinated! I have always loved dollhouses and my husband promises to build one again.

Hugs