I just told you about Janet's design process, well she shared another picture with me of the embroidery in progress. Her stitching is lovely and implementation of her unique 3-D style is evident (Search her blog and you will find a layering of embroidered items to get a shadowbox effect). I can just imagine peeking in the window when it is done! Above is another door idea she was playing with too.
Something about her style reminds me of gingerbread houses; which I love. We made one this week and the kids are clamoring for more. Before we got obsessed with robots during the Christmas season, we were obsessed with gingerbread creations. In the past I have made a moving fire truck; a 3-D sleigh and reindeer, and a scene of houses surrounded by an actual working gingerbread train built on a Lego train base. You can imagine that the kids bring that one up every year!
If it snows a lot this weekend, I will have to see what kind of trouble we get in with gingerbread. My oldest knows the signs - three jars of molasses showed up in the kitchen and he is itching to go. I already came up with an idea.... we will see if I have time.
And for those of you who read the blog infrequently - starting tomorrow you will WANT to read it daily or you will sorely miss out!!