Sunday, 27 October 2013

So dinky!

Hello there

Here's another little Corinne Lapierre project I did this past week whilst I was sunning myself in Tenerife - I definitely recommend the weather there in October but I don't recommend the place we stayed at which was The Isabel, Costa Adeje but despite that, we still had a lovely time.

I did the lavender houses this time. In June I did the owl kit and loved it as a holiday project. You get all you need in the cute little brown box (you even get a needle and proper embroidery thread and a tonne and a half of lavender)  other than scissors and pins. I also found it necessary to add more stuffing to mine but that's maybe just my preference for them being fatter and firmer. I even took the extra stuffing with me in my case - I have to laugh at myself sometimes; that will have been fun to explain to customs :-) That's without mentioning the lavender seeds!

Their size is half their appeal and their ever so cute shape.
Good job there was nobody on the sun terrace when I
took these photos :-)

Some of the kit contents and templates
 laid out ready for action, along with
my dinky portable sewing kit

baby house

mummy house

daddy house

The daisy stitch for the flowers was great too, as it's a very long time since I did any decorative embroidery at all and they're so easy and Corinne gives you instructions on how to do it.

The only thing I don't like about the kit is the fabric provided other than the felt; it frays upon touch almost and when you're using thick embroidery thread in it, it is a challenge to keep it together, especially on the windows. Next time (and there will be a next time, for sure) I'll use a closer knit fabric along with felt. Actually when I had finished there was still all this lot left over:

If only I could sew on flights, they would be millions times better for me!

Take care out there


  1. Ooh Diane they are adorable, what a fab way to while away some time in the sun. Hope you had a wonderful time sweetie and that our glorious Blighty weather isn't too much of a shock to the system.
    Huge hugs x x x x

    1. The weather is never a shock here! But doesn't stop me being a miserable mare about it! :-) Hope that you're safe and sound away from any wind damage x

  2. cute are these!!!! A brilliant way to pass the time in the sun :-D As you like kits like these have you seen the ones on this website:

    HUGS xxx

    1. Just had a quick look at that site, it's similar to one I look at already but hey, you can never have enough of choice! Thanks heaps x


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