Monday, 10 February 2014
I’ve joined a new Bee this year! It’s called the Wee Bee – you can see our little Flickr Group here. I’m in rather esteemed company – I hope I can live up to the expectations!!
The lovely Catherine from CatandVee was Miss February/March and was kind enough to go with a nice easy theme – little houses! So here is my little house – or rather, Catherine’s little house! I used the House 9 pattern from my “Little Houses” pattern bundle which is in my Craftsy shop.
Catherine does such awesome fussy cutting, I wanted to make sure I included a few bits and pieces for her. Plus – fussy cutting in paper piecing is fun. Like really fun.
So… we have a poodle peering out the window. That’s for Catherine’s dog who is a poodle cavalier cross.
I like how the blue background of the poodle kind of makes it look like the top of the curtains in the window. Happy accident.
I found a “wee bee” scrap of fabric so of course I needed to incorporate that into the block!!
This little pug is visiting in the yard of the house, waiting to be let inside. He’s no random stray though, he belongs to Catherine’s brother. Seriously – I’m not that big a stalker to find out all these details about Catherine. I posted a pic of the dog fabric (Doggy Dog by Robert Kaufman) and she mentioned those facts, so I decided these puppies needed to be a part of the block.
And saying that, with my next photo, you really are going to think I’m a stalker (I promise I’m not Catherine!). But I added a bit of selvedge to the door with her house number on it.
So with that in mind, I’m calling this block 12 Fussycut Lane. Because… Well just because. It’s either that or 12 Stalker Street. But I think Fussycut Lane has a nicer ring to it.