I was thrilled when I saw this pattern! How cute! How festive!
This project I battled with though…not knowing that linen (even evenweave linen) is NOT the same thread count up-and-down as it is side-to-side. Lessons were learned. In a flat piece it wouldn’t have mattered.
Here’s the rundown:
Pattern: January 2019 issue of Cross Stitcher Magazine
Designer: My fav! Tiny Modernist/Cheryl McKinnon!
Time: Roughly 30 hours
Fabric: DMC Charles Craft Linen Evenweave 28ct (stitched 2 over 2)
Size: 2-3 inches tall, 2.5 inches wide, 3-4 inches long
Anywho, here she is, in all her glory!
There are four distinct panels (front, back, and each side) and they were sewn individually. Here’s a sneak at the first two where I grumpily show off that they are not the same length. You can’t tell from the picture but they’re not the same height either. (Don’t worry, I fiddled the sizes and planned accordingly on the next two panels luckily.)
Each panel was wrapped around cardboard. I didn’t lace it. I was so OVER this project I used masking tape. Then you stitch all the panels together.
Here’s some views of the other sides:
The roof (which will probably be redone in the future is cardboard covered in felt. I added some white felt to make it look like snow. It had looked like it was missing something. I didn’t actually attach the roof (because I’ll probably redo it someday) but also, if you take the roof off, you can lay the house flat which is good for storage purposes!
Thanks for looking!