Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Another Embroidered House Ta Dah....

I do keep meaning to do a 2012 in review type post but haven't got around to it in the meantime I thought I would ta dah one of my embroidered houses.

Just before Christmas I had the pleasure of working on a lovely cottage that has become my favourite so far of my embroidered houses.

It was to be a gift for the customers friend and when I saw the picture of the house I knew it would be a lovely one to do:

First of all I did a sketch to pick out the details that would need to be included:

And then I settled myself in my sewing room surround by scraps of fabric to free motion machine embroidery the house itself.

After I spent a few hours doing that it was time for my favourite part, adding the details by hand:

Until I was finally happy with it:

And it was time to pop it in a simple frame:

I'm really pleased with how this pretty cottage turned out and even more thrilled to hear that the recipient was delighted with it.

The fun part in doing these I find are the "fantasy" touches such as hand embroidered flowers, roses round the door, window-boxes and bunting - my chance to use some artistic licence!!

I am taking orders for these, if you would like one they cost £52 framed and including p&p. I require a 50% deposit and balance upon completion. Please email me at for more info.


S x



  1. Oh! This is lovely! My favourite part is the embroidered flowers. I've never stitched anything like that - I'll have to look up at tutorial. I am sure the recipient of this darling hand-made gift will adore it!!

  2. It is absolutely gorgeous!
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

  3. I love it, it's wonderful. When we get our dream house I must get one of these from you! :)

  4. This is beautiful and what a lovely idea! :) When my mum and dad finish their house I might need to treat them! x

  5. sarah, this is so pretty! well done. :)

  6. Oh my, that is gorgeous Sarah!!! We still have masses of compliments about ours and I spread the word about ya!
    See you soon.
    Gem (she of the confused mind....)

  7. Its really pretty! Id love to try free motion embroidery. It looks like a lot of fun x I came over from instagram' *waves hello* from a new follower, Hazel x


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