Wednesday, January 16

Winter Cottage

I can't stop buying wool. 


When I see a wonderful sweater or a blanket, 


 I can't help myself!
Yesterday when I was checking out at my thrift store the cashier said to me,
 'lady, what do you do with all these sweaters?'
I told him I make things.


I'm calling this my 'Winter Cottage'.




I'm not sure about the roof, so I changed it.


I like the addition of metal.


Even though Christmas is over I  wanted to show you how sweet it is with the bottle brush trees.


I'm thinking this may become a class. 


I love using the felted wool for patchwork, I used some scraps to make this art pillow.






This is Tutu, my Grandmother.  She was so beautiful, I use her pictures in a lot of projects.




 My collection of wool is ever growing so I'll be listing more in my shop soon.


I'm working on a quilt now, maybe I'll get it finished soon & show you.
I'm loving our cold weather, hot chocolate & fires every night!
I hope you all are having a wonderful cozy Wednesday.
~ Lisa

34 comments:

Sherry said...

Oh how cozy!! That little house and the pillow and so soft!! So clever and how you've used all the parts, all the bits and pieces in these creations. Love them both!

elli said...

beautiful! beatilful! beatiful!

Beth Leintz said...

Oh (sigh)...love the wool cottage, and the wool patchwork pillow is darling.

I think you should hang out a shingle and start building custom made wool houses.

Karen B. said...

Wow .. Lisa, I LOVE IT!!! This is such a neat little cottage!! So nice that you are posting again.
hugs and much love,
Karen B. ~ Todolwen

Shopgirl said...

I love the little house!!! Wool is wonderful to work with. I think you have found the magic in the fabric....Hugs Mary

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Lisa you talent just never ceases to amaze me. Each and every item is unique and gorgeous! Thank you for the inspiration! Hugs,Linda

Leaping Frog Design's said...

Your cottages are so unique. I love them..Thank you for sharing!!

Netty said...

Totally beautiful makes, x

June said...

I love your creations in wool and they are all so pretty!!! The little cottage looks like it would be cozy enough for even these deep freeze days Lisa. I am crazy over the pillow you made.
I can see why you use the photo of your grandmother Tutu. I love it too!
I am so happy to be able to see some of the amazing things you've been doing these winter days.
much love...

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

What wonderful projects, Lisa...I haven't seen anything like this before! Winter cozy! I especially love how you used your grandmother's photo!

The Feathered Nest said...

Dear Lisa...the little winter house turned out BEAUTIFUL!!!! I love the metal addition too...the different textures and of course the beautiful old photos are wonderful. I don't blame you one bit for collecting all that wool, with those great thrifts nearby and now seeing how the textures look so amazing together, no wonder!!! You really should teach a class in your home using the stuff...wouldn't a book be beautiful too??? The cold's heading our way, guess I'll have to stop wearing shorts around the house :) Thanks again for my sweet stack of wool, I love it!!! Hugs and love, Dawn

Pat @ My Tattered Elegance said...

I gathered some wool at our last estate sale. We had some wool blankets that nobody bought, so you know who got them. One is red. I think I am going to try for a purse of some kind with it. I made a boho bag for a friend last year but this might be fun. I went to the hosp. today and got the stitches out of my wrist. So maybe I can start doing something now. Will have to keep up with the antibotics twice a day for another month. This has been such an ordeal. Love all your work. Hope to see you soon.
Hugs, Pat

suziqu's thread works said...

What a wonderland white winter cottage - just so sweete with all the details and images but I so love that crazy wool and lace cushion!
Happy creating!
Suzy

vicki said...

Oh Lisa- how beautiful is that house!!! This would make a wonderful class for you and friends---(so sad I don't live close by :(

Wool could SO be an obsession for be too-- like I could even think of having another one!!! But-- I love old sweaters. I'd have a million of them-- if I had a place to put them!!

Love the pillow-- and your beautiful Grandmother-- so special--
Xo
Vicki

Cindy said...

I love it, I think it's wonderful. I love little houses and this really turned out cute. And yes, I would LOVE to take a class. Would be very nice to actually take one for a change. :) Call me next week and we will do lunch, my treat.

c

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FredaB said...

Hi Lisa

May I say first that I am so glad you are back blogging.

I just love your little house and I bet you would get a great response to a class for making it. The zipper edge across the top is great. It is all great.

Hugs

FredaB

Sugar Lump Studios said...

goodness Lisa - can I drool anymore over my keyboard. your projects are GORGEOUS! Love them all!

Erica said...

Beautiful! I was thinking that house should be a class, too :)

Gail said...

Your work is really beautiful.

Zuzu said...

These are wonderful, Lisa! Always uplifting to visit you!
~ Zuzu

Dorthe said...

Sigh,sigh, dear friend!
Such a beauty- I love the pile, and LOVE your house and wonderful pillow, made from soft wools.such a delight to see and touch!
Sorry I have not been here, untill now- but Mathilde :-) took all my time, and after returning home, I catched a huge cold, snif,snif...
Hope you are all well, dearest Lisa?
Hugs from Dorthe

Susie~From My Home To Yours said...

Hey Lisa,
It was great to hear from you....been a long time! I know what you mean about the price of the new paint products...crazy. I have made chalk paint with plaster, and it turned out pretty good.

I love your new creations with wool. I have been searching the thrifts for sweaters, but not finding anything good (wool and Florida don't mix well).

Take care,
Susie

Pallas said...

I've been wanting to incorporate some felted wool into a project, and you have inspired me. I love the pink wool blanket.

Laurie said...

you look like you are having so much fun with that wool, and I just adore your little house!

Eileen said...

How beautiful are these wool houses? They are perfect to keep out all winter. So warm and cozy. I love your creativity!

Lovey said...

Oh so cozy....

Di said...

Fun, fun, fun. I love what you are doing. I love to collect fabric, I haven't had time to make anything lately but your house inspires me so much! Di@Cottage-wishes

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Charlene said...

LOVE IT!!!! And TuTu.... how darling is that?

I'm back from California & ready to set a lunch date. Did I tell you bought a house? With a HUGE shop? A great place for classes, Art Groups (NO MEAN GIRLS ALLOWED!) & fun. Can't wait to see you! HUGS!
Charlene

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PattieJ said...

Beautiful!! I always look for wool sweaters in the thrift stores but I find it very hard to find any wool ones...I'm dying to try felting some wool!!

Pattie

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