Saturday, June 7, 2008

Home Sweet Home or By The Sea?






Home Sweet Home or By The Sea? I'll take them both! Maybe someday my home sweet home will be by the sea. I'm a bit fond of Myrtle Beach. The sweet houses, top, are the 11 luscious receipts from Jeri Aaron's House Row Swap http://artfulgathering.typepad.com. I made my artist's dozen to send while in Myrtle Beach, in fact, on vacation in April and blogged about them here http://lillysoflondonish.blogspot.com/2008/04/thinking-about-home.html.
I had almost forgotten about them when my package arrived from Jeri. I received great houses, from (top row, L-R) Virginia Madison, Jan Love, Sue Day, Kim Newberg (a fellow shabby sister), Susie Cazier and Anita Edmonds. In the bottom row (L-R) are Gloria H?, Gwynn Thoma, Susan Tidwell, Liane Ceglar and Gerdie Fisher. Many recipients are talking about adding hinges to make a folding screen-type display or mantle piece. Sounds like a great idea to me. I can't bear to put these away and not display them. For more eye candy and more houses, Jeri's blog is really a treat. Visit her older posts, too!
The 'By the Sea' page is a 4 x 4 I made tonight for the Chubbyville group all original page swap, hosted by Debbie Metti. I will mail this one off and get a different one in return. I am keeping all my monthly original receipts and other random 4 x 4's, and I will bind them into a book at the end of the year. My "Song of the Sea" page has a removable tag that can be used as a book mark. I attached the copper starfish charm and seashell with silk cord, after drilling a hole in the shell (and burning up a drill bit). Who knew seashells were so hard? I guess that explains how they survive for thousands of years. See you by the sea........

8 comments:

Whim & Fancy Designs said...

Gina,
That is so neat! I love it! maybe when I am done creping I will do my own house~HEHE~ Well I'll never be done creping, everytime I think I am finshed with one project I have another epiphany and back to my crepe I go!!LOL I think it's super cool though!
~Hugs~

m i c h e l l e said...

These works are just SO stunning Gina! And a detachable bookmark with your By the Sea page? SO inspired and utterly brilliant. I may just have to lift that idea!
:-)

paru's_circle said...

they are all so awesome! please keep us posted if you ever hinge them!

Mrs.Kwitty said...

Very cool houses!! It would be pretty cool to hinge them together...like an old street scape.
Smiles, Karen

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Wonderful!
Penny

vivian said...

hi Gina! love those houses! they are wonderful! wouldnt it be fun to have a bunch of those like little cottages? hmmm...
I need to work on my dollhouse page for faerie zine! are you doing the dollhouse book? I want to finish it and send them all out together with the circus pages!
have a great week!
hugs
vivian

Joanne Huffman said...

The houses look great as they are, but I bet hinging them (or some of them) together would be very cool. And, Myrtle Beach sounds like a wonderful place to be right now; I'd love to be enjoying some sea breezes.

Joanne

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