Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Anything Goes at Anything Goes Challenge!

Here we are again and I am late! Over at Anything Goes the theme this fortnight is, well 'Anything Goes'!
I bit off more than I could chew with my project and have burnt the candle at both ends to get it done! It all took much longer than I thought, and just kept growing and growing, I couldn't stop adding things! But I am very happy with it. It's a little house scene on the theme of sewing. I've always looked longingly at things like this on blogs and in magazines. I am much more of 'pretty' crafter and although I love looking at it, find the whole altered thing quite hard, but like pringles, once I popped I couldn't stop!
Emma has her beedy eye on it as well and is a bit upset that it's all stuck down, so I promised her I'll get another house and decorate it with her and she can put in moveable things that she would like to play with.

List of ingredients:

Stash: wooden house, wooden reels, charms, old sewing pattern, old thimble, chippie shapes, buttons, tacks from B&Q to hang the coathanger and the type charms!

Cranberry and butterscotch adirondack paints, crackle medium, gilding flakes, ribbon, glossy accents, Tim bottles, Prima canvas dress dummy and butterfly with resist patterns on them, Tim Lost and Found papers (tape measure) Tim fragments, Tim Type charms, MD button die, little coat hanger and beads, hemp flower, lace trim, cranberry and butterscotch adirindack inks, cranberry and sunset orange adirondack colour wash sprays, various DI inks, bo bunny double dot papers, Inka Gold - 'Lava Red and Antique Gold.

Anyway, we'd love to see you over at Anything Goes and pop over to the Craft Den website, it's growing all the time with lovely ranges!

Ta ta for now! K x


  1. Wow Katy, what a stunning piece of altered art!! It must have taken ages to complete. Simply stunning.

  2. oh hun this is just amazing,the detail on this is just stunning no wonder it took you ages this is just fantastic,hugs cherylxxx

  3. What an amazing project Kathryn but well worth all the time you must have put into it!!! Its just divine! Love Chanelle xxxx

  4. Such a fabulous make! It must have taken you ages, it's just so gorgeous and has so much detail. A real original! x

  5. Wow this is just stunning, so much to look at. Fab detail.
    Sorry for not comm sooner, its been one of those weeks :-((
    Hope you are well, hugs Kat xx

  6. This is beautiful, I can see you've spent a lot of time making it, but very well worth while, stunning xx

  7. Fabulous project ! I've just bought one of these houses and was thinking what the devil am I going to fill it with ! Thank you so much for the inspiration !
    Sue C

  8. Hi Kathryn, Just saw your gorgeous house over at Anything Goes..I have just made two of these and have just had an order to make 6 more!! Busy time coming up!
    If you like go take a look at mine. I have made a fab Christmas one too, nice and easy to do.

  9. This is one amazing altered house! I can see why it took a little extra time to construct, because it is beautifully detailed! I recently did an altered cigar box, so I know exactly what you mean about the time! Great piece of art!