Saturday, October 13, 2012

Altered House

I love this altered house.

It was done with the Graphic 45 Old Shoppe collection and it is fabulous!  The girl who did the project for Simon Says Stamps says she found this little house in a thrift store for 79 cents!!!  I could hate her but I wont.... not very christian-like!

Anyway, my cousin is an artisan - he makes furniture in Cuba that gets sold all over the world.  I sent him this picture and asked him to make me one. He said it would be very easy to make.  He has all kinds of wonderful wood - teak, oak - all wood that is harvested in Cuba.   He is making it according to this picture but we can "tweak" it to get what we want.

I was thinking that if we always alter something at the retreat - and you all have to be sick of altering the trays right?  Well, maybe he can make one for each of us.  We can decide what collection to use to alter it and have a bunch of goodies there for us to work on it during the week.

What do you think?  Or do you have another idea of something you would like to do.  He will make us whatever we want.


  1. I have mixed feelings. I enjoy making these things, but right now, between Keys, workshops, and the Tim cruises I have umpteen trays, shadow boxes, curio cabinets, shrines, etc. on display and barely have room for one more. And houses are a little too folksy for my taste. I am sure there is something else we can alter but right now my brain isn't working so I hope I'll be inspired by the comments of others. And I don't want to sound ungrateful, because I am NOT, but I want to be honest. And if everyone else loves the house idea then of course I'll do it too. Like I said, I enjoy the creating. If I don't have the room, it will just have to be a gift for someone. :)

  2. I made a house similar to this at the retreat. If I can figure out how to send a photo with my phone, I'll share. As delightful as it is, I prefer to make something more portable.

  3. I agree with both Eileen and Pat. Adorable? Yes.Fun to do? Yes. Portable? No. Room in my house? No. Great idea? Yes. Love you for thinking of us? Yes.