Monday, September 22, 2008

Little boxes on the hillside...

When I was a little girl, we used to sing a song called "Little Boxes", which was about some "little boxes on the hillside, little boxes made of ticky-tacky"...do you know the one? (please say you do, because when I sang it to my hubby he looked at me like I was crazy :) ) Now in this song, there was "a pink one, and a green one, and a blue one, and a yellow one", and for some reason, when I saw these little house kits from Collections, I was reminded of the song.

Now, I've seen LOTS of these little houses made up, most of them done in the Collections papers and chipboards, and while I love the way they look, I knew that wasn't the direction I wanted to take with mine. So today, I set out to make my "little boxes".

There's a pink one....



And a green one....




And a blue one....


but no yellow one LOL! I can't find any yellow polka dot paper in my stash, so the yellow one will have to wait for another day! (sorry about the photo quality today...I couldn't seem to take a clear photo to save myself LOL).

And here they are all together....

Aaaawwwwww.....how cute! I think the "find" of the day would have to be the little white picket fence...perfect for the project! It was on a sheet of stickers that I bought from my local general store when we lived in NSW, back when I first started scrapping many years ago! I have almost thrown them away on numerous occasions, but now I'm so VERY glad I didn't. Goes to show that you shouldn't throw things away...you never know when they will come in handy!

Might go and see what other treasures lay in the bottom of that sticker drawer :)


3 comments:

Vicki said...

I love your fresh take on the collections houses...it is wonderful to see them in pretty colours!! Vicki :-)

Chris Millar said...

OMGosh Suzi!! These are just the cutest!!! I've never heard of that song either, so I'm with your hubby on that one!LOL

texmorg said...

Sorry Susan I haven't heard of the song either.
No matter!
Your houses are just gorgeous, thanks for sharing.
XX Linda