Last Friday my friend Katie came over to spend some time with me before I left for Los Angeles. I have been eager to make some little cardstock houses ever since I came across the free patterns here.
I have been slowly buying myself actual vintage putz houses here and there over the last couple of months. I also have maybe one or two packed away from last year. This year I want to create a whole snowy village for Christmas and thought I could mix some vintage ones with new. Even though the instructions are for ornaments…you could use a large hole punch to cut a circle in the back for lights. You could also cut out windows before you assemble the house and glue colored plastic into the windows so they are more like the vintage ones.
We didn’t have too many things to work on them with while Katie was here, so I just started adding some glitter to them. There are just so many possibilities!
Today I have a huge list about a mile long of things I need to do, or start once my youngest son is off to school. Orders to pack and mail, things I need to start sewing stock for Boston’s Bazaar Bizarre, sewing goodies for the Dec. 1st update, a few little things I need to sew so I can take the photo for our Christmas cards for this year (last year it was my youngest son dressed in a gingerbread man costume), and various other errands.
I’ll leave you with a few good things to check out..
-I’d really like to see this movie Synecdoche, New York. It looks really good to me and is directed by Charlie Kaufman.
–Here is a website with some fun photos of Christmas villages created with putz houses…awww I cannot wait to dig out the Christmas boxes!