Sunday, 31 January 2016

Little Wooden Houses and Beach Huts

I do like it when I'm cutting wood, I don't have a fancy workshop, in fact I don't have a workshop at all. I cut all my wood under the gazebo in my garden. Great in the summer but I have to wrap up warm in the winter. Although by the time I've sawn, whittled and sanded I'm wiping my brow and removing the outer layers.
I've been making Little Houses & Beach Huts on Stands, some of you may of already seen them on my Facebook Page

A Village of Little Houses

This little 'village' has a Cottage, a couple of Tudor Houses and even some Beach Huts. They have been given a distressed look, the green bases have little ladybirds on them, you know I like my Ladybirds. The Beach Hut bases have been painted yellow and blue for the sand and the sea and there are 4 little fishes painted along the edge.

Home Sweet Home Tudor House

The Tudor Houses have signs reading 'Home is Where the is' and 'Home Sweet Home ' These signs can be changed around and can even be personalised. These look really pretty sitting on a shelf or mantle.

Love Shack

I made this Little Love Shack . This and all the other Little Houses have been painted on all 4 sides and as you can see in the photo the house isn't attached to the base so it can be facing any way.

A Heart for a Love Shack

I've also been playing around with little fimo clay hearts dangling from wire, these could be used with the houses or even as bases for my Peg Dolls. I could use different charms or fimo shapes, maybe a sun, a cloud, the moon or a star. I'm enjoying playing.... ahem... working hard making these and have lots of other ideas in mind. As usual, you'll find these in my online shops (links up and to the right )

I'd like to thank everyone for leaving your great comments last week, I loved reading them, it looks like most of you put the writing after the photo you're talking about and I learned a few things about Ladybirds too.

I'm linking this post over to Lucy Blossoms link Up,   pop over to see lots of other great blogs.

Jan ♥


  1. Love your little houses. They are so cute.

  2. They are really sweet little houses, I'm just wondering whether I can fit one in my bathroom somewhere.

  3. Oh wow these are so cute, I so need a beach hut!

  4. Wait! You hand whittle each house? No machine? No pre-made? Wow! They are adorable!

  5. Wait! You hand whittle each house? No machine? No pre-made? Wow! They are adorable!

  6. Love, love, love beach huts and mini houses, these are so cute. Clever lady to do all this would more than likely take off a finger if I tried, lol x

  7. These are wonderful, Jan! And such a lot of work goes into them. It was interesting to read about your process xx

  8. Now that is dedication. Suffering for one's art in all weathers. Your work is always gorgeous and I love the village. Many thanks fro visiting my blog - hope all is okay with you.


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