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mardi 9 novembre 2010

Little houses for Christmas

Today , as I had at last finished tidying after the Halloween festivities , I decided to have a try at Michele's little houses , from Michèle made me ....But , forgive me Michèle, I think I didn't stick to the rules ....

Why ? - Well , first of all , maybe just because I am French :)...
And it is difficult to just respect the rules, we make a rule of transgressing a little ..
-( No , in fact my tissue boxes are horrible , and I don't have enough ... I use normal handkerchiefs ... My grandson did his best as he made a few ghosts with paper hankies , but he is back home now ...

I am in the process of making a little village ... ( merci l' Ecureuil for the photo studio , I explain , this is a very good idea, we used a box that was a package for a quad toy for the boy, and it is very useful for taking pictures of little objects like this , so it is my photo studio now , I will change the desert background , but for the moment I like it ! )


I covered the house with little pieces of nice wrapping paper that I had kept ....

I made other tries ... with little angels too ...



































I left this one plain ... It was a quiche package ... I confess ....







And also , I had difficulties for glueing the pieces together .. How did Michele made it ? She is SO clever , she makes things so neat , it seems SO easy ... I didn't have the proper glue , I guess , don't think I am going out on this cold afternoon ( cold by my standards of course ) , so I added something like that on the pattern to glue the pieces together....












And I decided to make the roof in one piece ....






- I had kept a few boxes - not only cereals , I am afraid ... But I wanted to try yet another idea by Michele for Halloween , the idea of making webs with the boxes , but we didn't have the time ...
So I didn't respect the rules , I made my houses with other boxes than tissues .... But I had fun on this cold afternoon ( by our South of France standards ) ... I will make some more and leave them unfinished , to decorate them with the kids , I hope ....
So , sorry Michèle , I haven't been very disciplined , but it was very pleasant, I had a nice moment in my atelier making them ...
But I used 2 of your ideas in fact ;) !!!!



















10 commentaires:

Michele Pacey a dit…

J'aime beaucoup tes petites maisons DM! C'est vrai que tu n'as pas suivis les instructions comme tels, mais j'apprécie tes beaux efforts tout de même! Est-ce vraiment le fait que tu es française qui te pousse à être rebelle, où est-ce simplement ton petit caractère à toi? In any event, I would love it if you linked up your project! You never know. (Honestly I have a soft spot for rebels. I don't like when people tell me what to do either...)

Oh yes, and I used clear tape (ruban gommé?) to TAPE my houses together!!! Not magic at all. Sorry to disappoint you.

P.S. Et en passant, je trouve ta scène fantastique! Excellent recyclage!

DM a dit…

Tu as utilisé du scotch ???? inside , I suppose ? - So simple, indeed !!!! Thanks for visiting my little village !

mermaid a dit…

I love these houses! So colourful and sweet.

And finally I found out the secret how to stick the houses together!

Thank you!

DM a dit…

And it was so simple .... ;)

Michele Pacey a dit…

Bonjour DM! Je voulais te dire en anglais: Your entry is in! Thank you! I can see it now while I couldn't before! But I managed to fix the problem and now see all the pretty houses in the list!

Merci de ta joyeuse participation dans mon petit concours!

xx

M

DM a dit…

OH great ! I wondered what I was doing wrong ;) ...I haven't tried the transparent ones yet , but they are SO nice !!!

Anji* a dit…

Very sweet little houses.. I love the spider-man one!

DM a dit…

I like it too !! :)

Catherine a dit…

Very cute little houses! I like the one with the little angels on them!

DM a dit…

Thank you Catherine, for your visit, but my little houses are just tries, the others in the challenge have made such perfect little houses ! ...but never mind , I will do some more, learn, and improve, this is what matters, isn't it ? ;)