Monday, February 14, 2011

All oohs and aahs accepted

I saw these in a recent Cross Stitch Gold Magazine and decided I had to make them...yes all four!
They are called Pantomime Houses and are based on a variety of Fairy tales..Jack and the Beanstalk, Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood (who appears to be hanging out with the Three little pigs) and Goldilocks and the Three Bears.
They were fun to stitch and fun to put together. The designer recommended aida fabric but of course I had to use Lugana. Once I was lacing the walls together I realized that aida would likely have worker better but oh well I had the lugana left over from something and I had to use it!
The roofs are done aida and the bases in green felt. The instructions did not call for stuffing the houses but I filled them up with fibrefil to help them keep their shape.









8 comments:

Vonna said...

These are so darling Ann :)
Good Going!

natalyK said...

Love your houses. Which issue were they featured in??

Kathy A. said...

Wow, those are indeed beautiful! Nice work Ann!

Lynn said...

Sending oohs and aahs your way, they're fabulous!!

Carolien said...

Hello Ann,

Thanks for your sweet comment.
Your houses are adorable, yes ooooh and aaaaaah!
It's so cute seeing them all putting up the Christmas tree.
They are lovely!!!

Hugs, Carolien

Cathy said...

Wonderful! I have the pattern for these also. Might move it up in the to do pile.

Cindy's Stitching said...

Very pretty. How nice you have 4 of them.

Beatrice said...

OOH AHH they are so sweet!!!