I used a tagbook/mini album house shape to draw round as my template for the base and cut two out from pale pink felt. I raided my stash for all the rest of the items. The thatch is made from thick hessian which I only had a small square of but by careful cutting I managed to do the front and back roofs and even had a small piece over to thatch the bird house! I forgot to take a photo until I had nearly finished the front of the house .
The photo below shows the front of the house and the back with a little bit of garden. The climbing rose bush has over ninety french knots embroidered on depicting the roses on the front!
Here you can see the finished house which has been lightly padded to give a bit of depth.
I found a poem by Patience Strong that I thought matched my little house perfectly so printed it out onto a tag and enclosed it in the parcel which is now on its way to my partner Mandy.
Entering into the following:
Bunny Zoe's Crafts : Anything Goes.
Crafty Cats: Anything but Square.
Fairy Tale challenges: Sewing real or faux
Pixies crafty Workshop: Use your snippets.
Lavender Garden cottage: Linky party.
Tuesday Alchemy: Anything Goes.
Crafty Creations: Anything but a card.