Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Craft Barn's latest letter is H


It's fairly obvious my "H" word is home.  I was going to make it "Home is where the heart is," but decided to omit the heart part after the definition of home took up so much room.

I got a bit carried away with my home, because it's been awhile since I sewed anything to add to my altered book.  I dyed two different wet wipes (after they dried, of course) and cut one to make the roof, door, and windows.  To delineate the roof from the house, I added a coordinated scalloped ribbon.

The home wet wipe is composed of shades of blue.  I like how the words on the page show through from the back.  And of course, the definition of the word home took up far more real estate than I originally anticipated or expected.


I thought the H would fit nicely on the front door's window, since I couldn't fit it above the door or on the roof.  My windows are the heart of the home.


Materials include two wet wipes I dyed, ribbon, variegated thread, and the definition of home from my Merriam-Webster Dictionary.

I visited everyone our last fortnight, and was so glad to see most of us have played by the rules.  I am so glad I have made some lasting friendships along the way, too.

I want to thank everyone, whether you arrived from the Craft Barn or as one of my regular visitors for viewing my latest CB entry.  I am always grateful for your visit.

25 thoughtful remarks:

Valerie-Jael said...

What a beautiful home you have created and sewn for this page. The textures, diffferent fabrics, and lace embellished parts give it a lot of depth. And I love the symbolism of the hearts as windows. Have a great day, it's going to be very hot again here. Hugs, Valerie

chrissie said...

This is fabulous and such a wonderful idea to dye the wet wipe in the gorgeous colours.

Love Chrissie xx

Gibby Frogett said...

Lovely colours and textures (and I'm always in awe of anyone that can sew) love this!
Gill x

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Wonderful home... so beautiful done Elizabeth!
I have collected a bunch of acrylic colored wipes - but no no no idea for the yet - maybe a cover...
A wonderful inspiration - thank you!
Happy Wednesday!

historypak said...

I really loved reading your blog. It was very well authored and easy to undertand. Unlike additional blogs I have read which are really not tht good. I also found your posts very interesting. In fact after reading, I had to go show it to my friend and he ejoyed it as well! Info

Meggymay said...

A romantic feminine looking home. I love how you created the beautiful sewn house with all those materials.
Yvonne xx

Jeanie said...

A lovely representation of "home," Elizabeth. I love the colors you used.

Linda Kunsman said...

a really delightful and cheerful home Elizabeth-and I love how you can see the print through the wipes!

My name is Erika. said...

I love your house page Elizabeth. Cool idea to make the house from colored wet wipes. It really adds a lot of texture to the page. I saw on the news you might be getting some terrible weather. Hope you are dry and not getting those terrible storms. Take care. Hugs-Erika

Halle said...

Lovely home...so very feminine.

Corrine at corrinegilman.com said...

Wonderful happy house page. Wet wipes, great that you save and reuse everything. Stay cool...and above water. Scary tornadoes I saw blowing around you neck of the woods. xox

Rita said...

I have reused baby wipes, too. This is very pretty. Home is the best place to be. ;)

sheila 77 said...

What a very pretty home, Elizabeth. I like the hearts as windows, that's a lovely idea. And I was quite fascinated to read all the definitions of Home.

~*~Patty S said...

Your lovely house looks like it would make a really special home.
Great use of those fab dyed towels.
Fun offering for the challenge.
oxo

kaybee said...

Fabulous colours and textures; that home definitely has a heart! It looks such a happy place. :D

Pamela Gerard said...

Sweet! Love it --i love my Home too.

Scrapmate said...

What a fabulous home you have created - home and house have such different connotations don't they? Your home definitely has a lot of heart in it.

pearshapedcrafting said...

Such a wonderful home! I love how you used baby wipes....and such fabulous colours! Hugs, Chrisx

Julia said...

Ooh, what a great idea to use dyed wet wipes, your home is adorable. I love using buildings in artwork although I didn't choose Home or House for the letter H for my entry. Your work is so original and the page is just great.

Craftyfield said...

Great idea! I've seen many people use their wipes after their crafting sessions but mine always look awful... But dyeing them in chosen colours... that could work for me!
Your house is lovely and the lace and stitching add a "homely" touch too.

maggie said...

I love the colours and textures on your page. It certainly looks a very happy home.

hazel said...

I love your wonderful home page - a great idea to dye wet wipes.
xxx Hazel.

Distinctly daisy said...

Clever idea to use dyed wet wipes & to use hearts for the windows. Thank you for finding the time to visit my blog & for leaving your comment. It is very much appreciated.

Mickie said...

Lovely card. Thank you for entering the Craft Barn Alpha/Dictionary challenge. Good luck in the draw.
Mickie xx

Crafty Claire said...

I love everything about your page! The wipes have a lovely texture and I really like the colours you have used xx