Sunday, July 25, 2010

The Village-Schoolhouse

I had planned on unveiling my studio starting this week, I've decided it's about as done as it's going to get. My decision was to post on a studio item on Raggedy Wednesday and then get some really long shots of all the set-ups in the studio. The cutest blog on the block changed that and I'm having to post a new header on this coming Wednesday. It was really no big deal because I was due for a header change next week but it cramps everything else. Oh well, I can't complain they have nice backgrounds and maybe I'll still unveil.
Meanwhile, I had my first time at working with my new room and I'm loving it! I started two projects that have been in my thought for quite some time. The first involves glue drying so I will save that for later but look here.

This is my note page, for noting adjustment on the project pieces as I go. I had to start with a drawing though because I needed to get the ideas of the appliques, as it was I changed it all around anyway. I selected to start with the schoolhouse since it seems so elaborate.

Ah....I have my seamstress chalk and room for a ruler to make straight lines. I'm tickled with the chalk though, it will get use!

This village will be all felt and it will have unchangeable features to the houses. I'm not sure about making a complimentary mat yet, but it's a thought. Off to the sewing machine. Oh, did I mention everything is pinked?

I've limited the lettering and decided to best thing is to stitch the ones I am using. I had a question for a buyer on Etsy about the paint I use being non-toxic. The best I could say was to tell her the brands and let her know they are on the market. Anyway, it is touch and go while trying to write with a small zig-zag but I managed something close.

There are windows around the building with a fence on one side and two color shrubs with a tree on the other'
Of course you won't be able to see the full effects until I've put the foam inside but since I have a large piece, the rest of the village will be made up before I take the electric knife out of my kitchen.
Off to do the church. C&G Design

Words and photos by Dawn,C&G Design.


Debbie said...

Oh my!! The first project in the new, to be revealed shortly, ROOM!!

Jean said...

Looks like a big project to me. Then again, most projects look big to me.

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Hi Dawn Sweetie...
A beautiful share for sure. I love this little school house. So detailed. You did a fabulous job.

I can't wait for the BIG reveal. I am waiting...waiting...waiting. I know it will be fabulous.

Hope you are having a wonderful Sunday sweetie. Country hugs, Sherry

Lola said...

I can't wait to see the final studio. I know it is a very nice feeling for you. Enjoy.