Monday, December 21, 2015

Felt Gingerbread House Madness Part 1 and A Craft Show.

Thanks to everyone who followed along with my process of making the Day of the Dead Chihuahua! Lots of great comments on Facebook. I really didn't realize it would be so interesting to so many people. SO thanks everyone for reading along!

I've been quiet since my last post because I was madly scrambling getting ready for a small local craft show last Saturday and after that I threw my back out, which is why I haven't posted anything. Back on my feet now so here we go!

 Here is my set up for the craft fair. I actually sold more than I thought I would. Lots of people commented on my logo and about how professional my set up looked.

So I had this great idea to do an felt Gingerbread House especially for this craft show I was going to be in. I thought maybe I'd do a raffle for it as a way to get people to sign up for my newsletter, but then I found out that the show was only for 3 hours so I scrapped that idea.

I really wanted to make it anyway so I did and I'll do a quick walk thru of the wips. First, I drew out some gingerbread house shapes: roof, front and back, sides and bottom. Second, I decided on the details, roof style, windows and details. Third, I picked a color palette.
Happy, fun and super girly color palette.

Working out the window shapes.

Sewing on the roof. This would have been so much faster 
if I had machine sewed this part, but I didn't of course.

I did tiny drawings of what I wanted each panel to look like,
then I drew the details larger on paper and cut them from felt.

 All the details and the house itself are hand sewn. Sewing
the details this way gives them a puffy appliqued look I just love.

I sewed the front onto the sides before I finished sewing all
 the details, which in hindsight was really dumb and I won't
do that again.

I wasn't too sure what I wanted to do on the front of this,
so I put the main details on and thought about it for a while.

More details on the front and I did the side window details.
I also put white mini pompom trim on for the frosting.

I'm a fly by the seat of my pants kind of girl so I decided 
to add shrubs to the front. I was going to do candy canes 
but the space was too tight. Then I put on the mini pink
pompom trim around the door, just for the cuteness factor.

The front door was too plain so I added a small window 
and a wreath.

I'll finish this in another post cause this is very photo heavy. Thanks for stopping by and reading!

1 comment:

Bettina Groh said...

I think your gingerbread house is super!!


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