Thursday, May 17, 2012

My Cottage Sewing Box

My house is completely upside down and I am very happy to have put aside some of my quilting stuff.  Because I had access to it,  I have  managed to finish my Cottage Sewing Box.

Do you remember the class I attended with Reiko Kato a month ago ? This class was to make this lovely box. I am really happy to have finished it! As usual with Reiko's creations, it needs some attention but worth the time spent making it, in mho.








It is now stored away with the other Reiko Kato quilted objects I made... until I can once again display them in the house.


The renovation is going well... Thank you all for your good wishes ;-)

Until later,

Edit  19/05/2012 :

I have decided to take off the decorative country stitches on each side of the roof  for a neat finish. I prefer it this way ;-)

 Here are the photos :



41 comments:

  1. Well one renovation finished!! looks so good David, and hope your renovation is on track!

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  2. Gosh, that is just lovely. Your do such wonderful work. Were these difficult to do? And is her book still available? Looks like something worth checking into.

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    1. It is not difficult butnot easy either. Yes, her books are available. Check the Quiltmania website. The books are both in French and English.... and there are so many projects in them. You can browse the books on the website ;-)

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  3. Oh wow David Good job !!! lovely beautiful !!! good luck with the renovation!

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  4. Bravo ! Une fois de plus c'est magnifique. Quel est le prochain ouvrage ?
    Bon courage pour la fin des travaux chez toi.
    Sophie

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  5. Bonsoir David,
    Voici un bien joli petit cottage tout en finesse et en douceur....Une finition parfaite comme d'hab.....Encore sous le charme d'une de tes nouvelles réalisation....
    Bon courage pour les travaux....Ici des travaux sont prévus pour cet été et oui changement de toutes les fenêtres....
    Douce soirée.

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  6. I love small houses as collectible items.I saw two pieces in the photo. Both of them are incredibly beautiful!

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  7. Congratulations! It's a really beautiful finish. All the best with your renovation.

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  8. Absolutely beautiful work David, what a gorgeous house! I am more than happy to have it displayed in my home while you are renovatng :-)) All the very best and I am glad you had time to show us your precious work.

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  9. Oh did that come out beautifully! Congratulations!

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  10. Such a beautiful house you made, David! The whole collection is gorgeous :-) Thank you for sharing with us!
    P.S. I got Yoko Saito's book you told me about and with your explanations all now makes sense. All I need is time :-) Thanks!

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  11. David, that is absolutely stunning , I see you are gathering quite a collection of Yokos work. Thanks for sharing
    Are we going to see some before and after photos of your home renovation.?

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    1. Hi Jean, I do have a collection of Yoko's work but this collection is from Reiko Kato's work. I always hesitate to post about my home decoration but I may make a collage of photos at the end. Thanks for stopping by ;-)

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  12. David, your project collection is stunning.
    Have a wonderful weekend.

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  13. Hi David,
    What a neat collection of small houses/stitching necessities you have there! Love the small house that you've finished now! Is it only a class or can you find this project back in one of her books? I would like to make one myself ;-).
    Have a nice weekend!
    Ann

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    1. It was a class project but a very similar house (though a lot smaller) is in her book "My Dream Quilts". This book also contains the round cottage with the roof made of tiles (with a different appliqué design). The books is bilingual (English and French)

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  14. Quelle finesse dans ton travail ! Ces ouvrages sont adorables. bon week-end !

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    1. Merci beaucoup Laurence. Je viens de modifier un petit détail qui me gênait! Tu vois, sur les côté du toit, j'avais fait un point lancé primitif irrégulier pour faire un peu country mais finalement je viens de l'enlever et maintenant c'est juste comme j'aime ;-)

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  15. Que preciosidad!!!!! es muy bonita, besos

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  16. What a gorgeous little house. I love the way the roof looks. I haven't seen her houses before and you have a lovely collection.

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  17. Ton petit Cottage est superbement bien réussi David : vraiment un très très grand Bravo à toi car je sais que c'est un projet qui demande beaucoup de travail et de minutie!!!!
    Je lis plus haut que tu as enlevé les petits points country qui te gênaient, tu as eu sans doute raison car c'est parfait comme cela:-)
    j'adore ta dernière photo avec tous les projets de Reiko: cela fait un ensemble vraiment très joli :-))
    Très beau week-end à tous les quatre :-)

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  18. Superbe ! Et magnifiquement réussie !

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  19. WOW...that is one gorgeous creation David!! Your work is exquisite!

    Good luck with the reno work...we are embarking on building a house ourselves; a very stressful event, but very rewarding to make your own space in the world :o)

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  20. C'est vraiment adorable, que de travail et de minutie pour réaliser un aussi joli cottage. J'aime beaucoup la photo de tes projets de Reiko réunis

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  21. ces ouvrages me plaisent beaucoup, je suis en admiration....!

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  22. Elle est superbe dans ta petite maison, David. J'adore..la mienne aussi est terminée, enièrement bâtie depuis peu..
    J'ai adoré faire ce projet.
    Un vrai régal aussi le sac que Reïko nous a permis de réaliser.. Celui-ci aussi fini chez moi..Je mets dès que possible quelques photos de tout çà sur mon blog.
    A bientôt et bon week end.

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  23. Thank you David, for sharing this beautiful house that you made, with us!
    I love the photo with all the Reiko Kato quilted objects!
    Good luck with the renovation and the stitches!
    Bonne week-end, Evelyne

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  24. Quel joli petit cottage, c'est SUPERBE !

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  25. Your cottage is so lovely.

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  26. Thanks for the information about the book David! I will be looking for one!
    Kind greetings,
    Ann

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  27. Hello from joobee, Malaysia
    From searching Yoko Saito design, i found your blog.. it's enjoy reading your blog.
    I likes Yoko Saito design every much, and so you are, right ?
    It's happy to know you.
    Do you have FB, can I add you, please inform me ! Thanks & nice to get to know you.

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  28. Oh, such an adorable Sewing box! I love this cottage, and the fabric colours are so calm and cosy!

    Hugs,
    Tatyana

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  29. Waouh !!!

    It is a pleasure to see this tiny house !
    It is so lovely !!
    You can't store it since you are repairing, painting .... I propose to store it at my home !!!!!!!!!

    have a nice week

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  30. De retour d'un week-end prolongé, je vois que j'ai "loupé" deux articles... je m'empresse de les lire.
    Ce projet abouti est vraiment ravissant. J'adore Reiko Kato mais ça, ce n'est pas d'aujourd'hui ! Je suis sous le charme de cette chaumière. J'ai hâte de devenir aussi habile que toi.
    Bravo !
    Bisxxx et douce soirée.

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  31. Quelle jolie maisonnette... tellement mignonne.... c'est bô bô bô !

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  32. Hi David,
    it is such a pleasure to see! How beautifully
    you have done it and what a cute model - I put it on my wish list.

    Maria

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  33. Que maravilla. Preciosas. Enhorabuena por tu trabajo.
    Desde ahora te sigo.
    Saludos.
    Carmen

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  34. Lovely job on these cottages, I love her books, so much detail, great job!

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  35. Just beautiful David. Just beautiful

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