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Second home!

At last I have finished the second house printer tray; I made this more challenging for myself as I wanted a hipped type roof to provide some extra spaces for birdies. Although the construction turned into a bit of a marathon and much head scratching to work out the maths I think it did work.

Full frontal!

Full frontal!

Click on the photos to see the enlarged version. The whole house is covered in book pages that were inked with Distress inks Dusty Concord and Victorian Velvet and over stamped with flourish and script stamps. Most of the small ‘rooms’ hold buttons that came from a swap. Each of the buttons is made from clay which were decorated and coloured; these buttons are so gorgeous that it was a shame to hide them away in a drawer hence the making of the house. The ‘flower’ in the centre is made from porcelain made by a very clever lady, Kym, who took part in the swap and is Founder of UK Stampers forum.

The second big challenge of this house was making the small drawers! The main difficulty was that the horizontal and vertical main pieces aren’t truly horizontal and vertical! Three drawers contain the remainder of the swap buttons. Here are a few (!) close ups of the different rooms.

roof section

roof section

left hand drawers

left hand drawers

020 sig

including beaded bird

including beaded bird

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034 sig019 sigThank you for looking x



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8 thoughts on “Second home!

  1. Lynn!
    This is GORGEOUS! I know it was a ton of work…but WOW….what a treasure! Such a great way to display all those lovely buttons! I totally want to do one of these! Onto my “list” it goes!

    Thanks for sharing! Hope you are having a good February!


  2. Love it!! Full Frontal? Now who’s the naughty girl? 😉

  3. Oh My Goodness, this is absolutely amazing Lynn, it took my breath away. Just beautiful ♥ Big hugs from Poppy and me xxx

  4. Stunning Lynn such a lot of little treasured in this gorgeous house Kx

  5. This project is BRILLIANT! You have a stash of the most wonderful buttons I have ever seen! Your little birds peeking out of many of the cubbies is precious. You’ve really done a fantastic job on this project. I LOVE IT!!

    Love you – Leslie

  6. lottie on said:

    Oh Lynn – this is absolutely awesome. I love the way you have exhibited your precious art works – and what a clever way to display those fabulous clay beads. I had a poppy too – aren’t they gorgeous? I made mine into a pendant.

    I just have to keep re-visiting this post – it is fascinating

  7. What a clever person you are to make the whole thing from scratch. It’s fabulous and such a lovely way to display all those little bits and bobs that could so easily be pushed away in a draw.


  8. sheelagh on said:

    Oh Lynn it is gorgeous, so many things to look at. A perfect wayto display your keepsakes. Fab-u-lous
    Sheel xx

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