I’m in the middle of making this teeny weeny cross stitch cottage, by the company Sakoran. I’ve done the walls, and now I’m up to stitching the roof.
As with the walls, the first thing I had to do was stitch what seemed like acres of brown cross stitches. OK, maybe that’s an exaggeration – it’s only about 2.5 inches square!!! But it bored the pants off me, as I don’t like the colour brown.
Adding the trellis in white livened it up, though.
And I *really* enjoyed doing this bit – randomly placed French knots in each of the ‘diamonds’ of the roof, to make it look very ‘gingerbready’ !!! The final part was turning the seam allowance under, and stitching the ridge line of the roof in white back stitch.
Now I just need to assemble the little cottage.
Are you interested in doll’s houses and stitching? Then why not visit my website, where you can buy doll’s house needlepoint kits to make all kinds of soft furnishings for one-twelfth scale dollhouses. There are over 280 kits to choose from, plus chart packs, fabric project packs, tutorials, and lots of eye candy to inspire you! Kits are available on 18 and 22 count canvas, 28 and 32 count evenweave, and 32 and 40 count silk gauze, so there’s something for everyone – from beginners to experts.
4 thoughts on “Teeny Weeny Cross Stitch Cottage 2: The roof”
I just bought a book called 3D Cross Stitch, and it turned out to be all tiny houses. I hadn’t been sure what to expect. I think it will be fun to do a Christmas village. This looks great and I will check out the company.
It might be by Meg Evershed – she does small houses.
Maybe I never wrote a comment but I love all the ideas and work that you share with us all.
Your craft is inspiring and wonderful to share your links with other friends interested in embroidery and similar crafts 🙂 Your creations related to the doll houses are really a work of art 🙂
From Punta Del Este, Uruguay, we wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 😉
Thank you so much! I love writing my blog, and my aim is just to share images of what I make with other people, so that they might be inspired to have a go themselves 🙂 That way, these hobbies will keep going! Merry Christmas to you, too!