Monday, December 1, 2008

Home

Marissa says, KAYA!

I am so proud of DH and DS for building this house from scratch! No blue prints, no instructions, just good old geometry, trigonometry, and mathematics. It must have taken me twice as long to plan this layout (^.^)

The house is 6' high in the center from the floor to the roof [that's upstairs!] The plan was to have just one floor, but then there is this space underneath, so DH added another floor where the kids dined. There are 2 plexi-glass walls on both sides of the front door so there'd be more light inside. The front door was taken out when someone's fingers got caught in it when the kids raced upstairs and closed the door behind them. There are 2 windows, one on each side of the house. DH added a regular stairway so the littlest ones could safely go up and down the steps.
Later on, he added a back porch so there'd be more room. There were Summer days when DD and I took our blankies and pillows and took a nap in the playhouse. Presko!

I apologize that the pictures were taken in an angle. The flash keeps reflecting on the pictures and since it is now 10:28 PM where I am, there is poor lighting in the house and I don't have time to scan and stitch four scans together. TFL.

Journaling:

You couldn't wait for it to get finished. I couldn't wait to decorate it. Papa and Kuya Lennart worked all Summer to complete it in time for your birthday in the Fall. You chose the colors and even helped paint it.

You entertained and welcomed guests with pride. You were a gracious hostess!

Then all of a sudden, just like the baby shoes and toddler clothes, you out grew it. But you loved it! This playhouse you called "HOME".


Techniques:
Nothing much, just cutting, glueing, distressing cutouts with fluid chalk.


Supplies used:
Papers and cutouts [the Paper Studio]; birthstone gem stickers blue zircon [Martha Stewart];
flowers [Prima]; heart charm [Blue Moon Beads]; fluid chalk Chestnut Roan [ColorBox]; journaling tag [Making Memories]; foam squares [Miss Elizabeth]; chipboard alpha [ChipChatter/Pressed Petals]

About Me:
I am sentimental with memories like these. I plan to make a complete scrapbook of how this playhouse was made. I took lots of pictures - from the time the posts were put up to the time when a little flower garden was built around the house.

2 comments:

Gracie said...

What a cute little house! Great job on the LO too!

Roxannee said...

Wow ang ganda ng house!!! Thanks for sharing this!