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Saturday, April 28, 2012

April Cottge.....

Well.....I just noticed I had not posted my Country Cottage Needleworks "April" cottage....I got so excited and posted it on the CCN Cottages blog, but not on my personal blog... So, here you go....


Of course, I had to put a little different spin on things and tone that purple down a tad...




Here are the color conversion I used...not that the original colors weren't lovely, just a little bright for my taste....so, here is my toned down version....


DMC       Conversion
420         Crescent Colors-Brown Sugar
422         GAST-Caramel Corn
553        CC- Purple As
604        Weeks-Chablis
722       GAST- Melon Patch
744       GAST-Buttercrunch
3021     DMC 3021 (no thread change)
3840      GAST- Dunagarees

C/C Amethyst        GAST- Moonlit Path
GAST Chives        GAST- Dried Thyme
Weeks Artichoke   Weeks- Gucamole


 These are just choices I made since I had them on hand and the color palette was softer.... I also altered the roof and made it a little "thatch" roof by incorporating small satin stitches...I am choosing to frame my months in a small frame where I can pop out each month....





Hope everyone is enjoying this series of designs as much as I am!!!

As for this week and most of today....I have been....well, you get the idea~~~

Sewing in the craftroom......!

If you have project pouches on order or a finishing order in to me, it will be shipping out Monday...


I even sewed up a couple extra project pouches today...more photos and details to follow...I will be offering them to you soon....hints I can offer up; wool, wool penny, homespuns and a couple summery ticking fabs....

Hope everyone has a fantastic rest of their weekend!

Smiles.....

Faye

42 comments:

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

April is lovely, like your toned down version and thatched roof.

Margaret said...

I like your conversion -- very pretty! Looking forward to seeing your new stuff!

Catherine said...

So sweet! Love your color choices and special touches!

Laurie in Iowa said...

Your conversion looks wonderful and I love the thatched roof.

MoonBeam said...

Busy, busy, busy...you are amazing.

Summer ticking?? I will definitely stay tuned for that!

Bobbi

Ellen said...

April Cottage is gorgeous, love your toned down version!

Great pouches, love the fabrics!

Hugs,

Gabi said...

What a lovely house. Your colors look just gorgeous.

Beth said...

Faye - Love your color conversion - and the thatched roof is charming! Perfect!

Linda said...

April cottage looks great Faye. I love the way you did the roof.

Linda

Annette-California said...

Beautiful conversion of April Cottage you used. Gorgeous April:) I'm looking forward to seeing your latest new pouches and other goodies.

Michelle said...

Its lovely I did think about toning down the colours also x

Poussy Stitches My Love said...

Oh c'est magnifique !!!!

Beautiful my friend,

bisous de FRANCE

Tatkis said...

Such a lovely April cottage! I love your colour choice and the roof looks great!
Pouches are very nice :)

Hugs,
Tatyana

Giovanna said...

Cute cottage - and I love how you thatched the roof, well done!

Lesleyanne said...

Love the changes you made to your April cottage. Your project pouches look great.

Bekca said...

I just love the thatched roof, it looks brilliant!
Best wishes.

butterfly said...

Lovely cottage Faye , love the thatched cottage just like here in Devon.HUGS

Penelope's Beehive said...

Ooooh, your April cottage is a delight...and looks to be a perfect abode for wee fairy-folk! The thatched roof and softened colours are ever so special.
Wishing you happy, peaceful stitches Faye!
Sending hugs from my beehive...
Judy

Vickie said...

Very nice changes Faye. It makes it special and all your own. :)

Sherry :o) said...

Faye, those fabrics in the current posting pic of project posts are absolutely delicious! Your roof is really cool - I have done changes similiar to that with sampler roofs before, adds just a bit of dimension.

I love the finishing hanger in your previous post and plan on visiting Aunt Ju's today. A great alternative to framing, quicker and less expensive (although I am a very novice finisher)...I may need your advice on how you finish for hanging. And what a smart way to hide your coffee kick! I love having things in my sewing studio to gaze upon, makes me smile!

Myra said...

Pretty! I like your "toned down" colors.

Carol said...

I like your color changes so much, Faye--beautifully done :)

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Sometimes a girl just has to change something; right? Love your choices! Can't wait to see your new goodies...

Michelle May said...

Beautiful colors on your stitchy. I'm loving those pouches too!

Pat Matejcek said...

Faye it is absolutely stunning. I love the color changes and the thatched roof. Beautiful!!!

Pat Matejcek said...

Faye it is absolutely stunning. I love the color changes and the thatched roof. Beautiful!!!

Krista said...

Great new finish on your April cottage! The thatched roof is wonderful.

Karen said...

Those cottages are cute...can't wait to see how you will finish them.

hope you have another crafty day!

Penny said...

I love the softer colors you chose and the thatched roof too! So pretty! :)

Deb said...

April is very pretty. I love that thatched roof!!

BrendaS said...

April cottage looks fantastic and I like the change you made to the roof -- great idea:)

valerie said...

Lovely finish! I like your toned down version so much better and the thatched roof is a great detail.

Barb said...

I really like the way you did the cottage. What a great idea for the roof!

Lynn said...

I think the thatched roof looks so much better than the original. I prefer the softer colours as well. It's a really lovely finish Faye!

Laura said...

So pretty Faye! Love the soft look you gave it. Did you do the March cottage?

Becky said...

Faye, I think that your change to the roof is marvelous and certainly adds tremendously to the overall appearance! As always, your work is just lovely...

doris said...

Wonderful little cottage! I really like your idea of a pop-out frame.

And your pouches ... very cool.

Katrina said...

Love your version of April, too sweet!!!!

Veronica said...

I love your thatch roof. April looks fab with the purple you picked.

Hugs,
Veronica.

Fiona said...

Your cottage looks great, nice conversion.

Joy said...

LOVE what you did to your cottage!!

Patty C. said...

Love your colors -great progress :)