Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Little Building Block Houses

I found a bag of the most precious old building blocks at "the yellow house" antique shop last week and I am just now getting to play with them. Isn't it fun to take something and turn it this way and that until that little light bulb in your head goes off and you have idea??!!!??? That is exactly what happened with these little houses. Actually, my work space was a huge mess with buttons and snippets of papers scattered here and there. Out of that mess came my idea for the blocks and since my band saw is only a paintbrush throw away from where I work, I was sawing then sanding to add even more "age" to the blocks. Here is what I came up with. A little prim village of cottages covered with ephemera, antique buttons and stamps. I think I am going to make a set for each season.... Christmas, Halloween, Easter, 4th of July!!!!! FUN! FUN! FUN! The workspace will stay in disarray for a while longer ---- I am having a swell time!

12 comments:

Marilyn said...

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Congratulations!
Marilyn

Lady Farmer said...

Those are so adorable! I am hoping that if I visit all you crafty bloggers (You, Diane Knott, Wendy Shepherd, Sandy Babb) perhaps a little bit will rub off on me! :~P
Thank you for visiting my recipe blog today. Hope you enjoy the Seafood Salad. I'm not sure what a good substitute would be for the Johnny's Seafood Seasoning but here is a list of ingredients in it; salt, (unfortunately) monosodium glutamate, ground dill seed, natural lemon flavor, granulated garlic, granulated onion, spices.
It is manufactured here in Washington State. They have a web site should you think you might want to purchase some if it isn't available to you locally .
www.Johnnys.com
By-the-way, your background is absolutely gorgeous!
Blessings!

Apple Tree Cottage said...

Marilyn.... I am trying my best to get in contact with you!!! All my e-mails come back as "undelivered".
BOO-HOO!

Apple Tree Cottage said...

Lady Farmer.... thanks for the information about Johnny's Seasoning. My darling Megan just got back from a vacation in Seattle and fell in love with your state! Your blog is WONDERFUL!!!!

Marilyn said...

Sorry, my daughter who is the computer guru says that it is
ourvictoriancottage@stny.rr.com

I made the mistake!! Sorry!!

Apple Tree Cottage said...

LOL.... aren't daughters wonderful???!!!!

Staci said...

Those are the cutest things ever! I wish I were as creative as you!

Feedack Fantasy said...

What absolutely adorable little creations. You amaze me, how ever do you come up with these ideas?
TTFN ~ Marydon

TeresaM said...

Your block houses are so cute! Very creative!!!

Jody said...

Martha you have done it again....:) Those blocks are just precious. I can just see you sawing away and having so much fun. Looking forward to seeing the other seasonal blocks you create!

Apple Tree Cottage said...

Thanks everyone for your sweet comments! I have three sets of blocks ready to cut and paste on!!! I will show you as soon as I finish.

Hugs to all,
Martha

Diane said...

So clever, Martha! And brave girl, using power tools! Not me, no way, uh-uh! LOL!
Diane