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April House Mug Rug »
Type of item: Home Decor
Quilting cottons, fusible web, rick-rack, ribbon and a button.
What was your inspiration?
I really am liking this little house of the month project. The month is April and I plopped Easter right into it although it actually falls in March this year.
I'm afraid that I really got carried away with detail on this project! I simply couldn't stop adding little things - decorative stitching and ribbon on the roof, three piece tulips, fringed daffodils, hidden Easter eggs. On and on. (My husband went searching, but couldn't find one of the eggs. It's blue and barely peeks through the leaves by the daffodils.)
I'm wondering if I should make the houses larger so that the pieces won't be quite so tiny. I could turn the next houses into placemats, I suppose. Any suggestions?
What are you most proud of?
I love adding tiny little details. My family and friends accuse me (sweetly, of course) of being too much of a fuss budget, but that's the way I am. Now if I could just get that hand applique figured out!
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Be patient with the details. It takes a bit of effort, but the end results are so worth it.