Sunshine on a Cloudy Day

Heart Door House $18

Heart Door House $18

Sometimes you just need some sunshine.  And sometimes you just need to make your own sunshine.  I was asked to present a project at a Ladies Potluck Breakfast at our church last weekend.  I wasn’t sure what to do, it had to be something fun to make but also fun for people to watch me make.  I had a few ideas in my head but wasn’t quite sure what to do.  Since I had just taken part in the Mail Me Art Swap, I had mixed media on the brain.  Once I had narrowed it down to that, I just needed to decide on a theme.  So, I went looking on Pinterest and decided on houses.  Seemed fitting to me…..

More Home Garden Patch House $18

More Home Garden Patch House $18

When I got working on the canvases, I thought it would be easier if I had canvases finished to different stages…..you know, like the cooking shows when they pull out a cooked chicken seconds after they stuck a raw one in the oven.  It took some thought and pre-planning but it was a great way to do it.

Teal Two-Storey House $18

Teal Two-Storey House $18

By doing it this way, it also meant I made { or at least started } a bunch of different canvases.  It’s fun to plot each house and plan each flower patch and build each fence.  Each one is a little different, there are a few different sayings, a few different styles of house and different patterns and paper.  I like how each one has it’s own personality.

Two Storey Heart House $18

Two Storey Heart House $18

When I was doing them, Mom had commented on how she loved these but that she would prefer a little camper on one.  So I did that for her.  She does so much for me, watches my kids without question, feeds us and just is there for whatever we need.  The least I can do is a make her a little gift now and again.  { I recently finished another project for her, too…..I have to install it and then I’ll show you what else I made for her…I may try to spoil her just a little, she is my Mom after all!! }

This is the Day Camper

This is the Day Camper

These little homes make me happy.  When I was presenting them at the breakfast, one lady had commented that she liked these homes because there was no snow…..I can relate!!  They bring me a little sunshine on my cloudy days!  I hope they do the same for you!

To be continued,

Lori

PS Fire off an email my way to lori (at) farmfreshstyle.ca if you are interested in purchasing one of these homes! There are more items for sale on the Farm Fresh Facebook Page, too!