Friday, 17 January 2020

Gingerbread Retreat Cottage

My latest addition to my Gingerbread Village is finished - it's the Gingerbread Retreat Cottage. Isn't it cute?

I've wanted to make this cottage for a few years now, so I'm very pleased to finally have my own version of it to sit on my bookcase at Christmas.

I love the hardanger on the roof.  Thea's patterns are really good and explain how to do hardanger if you haven't done it before.  Don't be put off!

I added my name and the date to the base as I always do.

Even though the pattern didn't specify a base, I always make one to close up the cottages and keep them neat and square.

Unfortunately I didn't get a photo of all the cottages together before I put them away.  But this is my last group photo taken January 2019.

This time I documented all of my finishing tips and you can read them in my earlier blog post here .

Lacing the sides together neatly

Using a curved need to attach the porch roof.

In fact I have a whole page on my blog dedicated to helping people wanting to make their own Gingerbread Village using the patterns designed by Thea Dueck of The Victoria Sampler.  You can read all my tips and advice on the Gingerbread Village tab or by clicking here. 

Now I only have the Flower Shop left to do to catch up with all the cottages currently available.  I've got the pattern and all the supplies, but just need to start the Flower Shop.  It's going to be so cute!!!

Now it's time for the Peacock Party.  What have you been up to this week? Feel free to link up a recent blog post and tell us all what you've been up to.

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Karen's Korner said...

Your cottage is amazing. Such detail.

Gretchen Weaver said...

It's beautiful! The roof is so lovely. You have an excellent collection, such a treasure. Happy stitching!

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I love it - you did such a great job with these - all of them

dq said...

Wendy, thanks for sharing your gingerbread houses with us as well a for hosting this linky party! Those houses are so beautifully intricate! I just can't get enough of studying the details.

I am doing an embroidery gingerbread house quilt. It is a slow progress - only 1 done and another started. I love house artwork!

PJ Serge said...

They are all amazing! I need to get back to working on this kind of stuff again. Maybe in a year or so I'll have the time for this again.

Chopin - A Passionate Quilter said...

Wendy you have such a talent! I love those gingerbread houses! Very very unique! At least I have never seen them before! Hugs

Marina said...

Вeautiful work!