I was so glad I got to meet
Charlotte Lyons and take her
Felt Cottage class.
I was so looking forward to a day
of relaxed hand stitching, for some
quiet, meditative work.
I have long admired Charlotte’s creativity
ever since I bought her book Between Friends
when it first came out. The projects in this
book were charming and enjoyable to make
and the descriptions of her group of crafting
friends were delightful.
Candace got into the swing right away
and nestled into Charlotte’s grouping of
cottages that she brought as examples.
I made a large Hansel and Gretel type cottage in my funky way.
I call it a Hansel and Gretel cottage because it IS large enough
to tuck a small child into!!! A mix of recycled wool skirt, painted
canvas, some cotton doilies and wool bits from Charlotte’s large
stash for sharing and bits of this and that.
It has much more embellishment to go, but I feel
like it at least got a start, after six hours, really six hours
of sewing, stuffing and whatnot!
Remnant pieced roof
and doily wrap.
Charlotte also got into having Candace in class and
graciously took this photo of the world traveller who is
now on her way to Alaska.
Make sure to check out
Charlotte’s Etsy. She has some
really sweet embroidery size
cottages for scissors and the like
that were pictured above.
It was such a great, great day.
When I returned a certain Queen,
who is also a Fairy(and my cabin mate at Squam last fall)
had sent me these.
Rock my world indeed Miss Kim!