Saturday, December 15, 2007

My Favorite View (today)


My little village is finally done!



What I learned from this project...

  • There is a reason they are so expensive to buy, each house took about four hours.
  • Even the most common box can be formed into something. See there was a reason to buy those truffles.
  • Hot glue and I have a love-hate relationship. I love it because it holds it all together, I hate it because it hurts so darn bad!
  • Snow-Tex hides any structural mistakes, a very cool product!
  • Go smaller than instinct tells. It barely fits in the space I envisioned it for.
  • Chimneys are hard to construct, hence the crooked one.
  • There are many miniature picket fences out there to choose from.
  • "If you can't afford it...make it yourself!"

Which brings me to my next project...it won't be until January to start that one. I'll give a hint...it is a large piece of furniture. Stay tuned...

7 comments:

lynne said...

I love it!!! They look so pretty, all together. Much better than the purchased ones. These are all so beautiful and unique. What a treasure!!

Hatch Family said...

jen, the houses turned out really cute. i love the colors and glitter.

The Robbie Reese Family Blog said...

that turned out so cute! good job!

Liz said...

Hi Jen! Love love love your houses, I can see they would be hard work, but it was worth it!

Tammy said...

Your village is adorable!!! I can hardly wait to see what your next project is!!!

Natasha Burns said...

wow I love these, can't believe you made them from scratch and it only took 5 hours, lol! I think you did really well keeping in that time frame. AND they are some of the most gorgeous ones I have ever seen

Karin said...

Those are so beautiful!!! I think that will be my project for next year.....Although from the sounds of it, I my need to get started early :) Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! I love yours and will be by often! Karin @ creativechaos.typepad.com