Saturday, December 11, 2010

Glitter house redeux...

As charming as the pink glitter house was, I thought the colors just weren't right for the red and green hutch.

So I made a little red school house by modifiying the orignal pattern just slightly.  (I'm not selling this so please, Martha Stewart, don't sue me...)



It is just barely 1 inch high to the top of the bell tower.


The tree is a chenille stem that I attempted to trim into a conical shape.  I might try trimming it with some tiny beads if I can find them in my stash and they turn out to be the right colors.....

 I used white ultrafine glitter over everything....it looks much better in person, really...


I think it looks much better with the rest of the decorations than the pink house which I am sure I will find a suitable place for...eventually.  Righ  now, it is residing in the Christmas Conservatory, though I already have one there so it cannot stay.  It will have to find a place of it's own in time...as must we all.


In case I don't have a chance to say it later...

Merry Christmas one and all!

Tabs

11 comments:

Ara said...

Looks wonderful Tabitha! I love the little tree just how it is! I will have to try this out someday - I have seen Martha's little patterns for these! hugs, ara

Dark Squirrel Victoria said...

Looks great, I love glitter, especially Martha's. Have a Merry Christmas!

Victoria ♥

Debie Lyons said...

It looks wonderful Tabs. Some micro beads would look great on that little tree.

Lorra Luffies

Debie xxxxxxxx

Debbie said...

Looks great Tabitha. Love the Colours you've used..xxx

Whittaker's Miniatures said...

Its beautiful Susan I love the whole project! xxx

The Old Maid said...

So pretty little house!:)

Carol said...

I love your twist on Martha's pattern. Looks great!

Tabitha Corsica said...

Thanks everyone! Carol, it is not as small as the one's from you (which I have yet to assemble) but I didn't want to give those away. They're for my personal collection!

Kathi said...

Love your tiny school house! Thanks for sharing your ideas! I'm going to try making a little tree like yours. :D

Tabitha Corsica said...

Kathi (and anyone else who's game to try this), I had no end of trouble getting that tree cut to shape from the chenille stem. It was something Carol at True2Scale had shown me. I have purchased some "flossing brushes" in the dental care aisle at the local CVS. They are conical in shape and quite small. There are three sizes...I bought the two larger ones. They are replacements for ones that come with a plastic tool. I think I'll try and glitter them rather than attempt an even smaller chenille stem tree.

Ascension said...

Te ha quedado preciosa tu casita y el arbol muy original, enhorabuena!!
besitos ascension