Another lace cottage..
I will be soon starting on my second cottage book. I made the original lace cottage block for the cover when I was only going to make one large book with the 12 CQJP cottage block pages ... Now that I'm making two books I need another cover and thought I would do a simpler lace cottage and do it step-by-step tutorial with a pattern.
I worked on this one for 2 years. Except for the cottage, the garden is ALL tiny French knots. I plan to use lots of ribbon embroidery on this next one..it will go faster.
Now this one has a simple roof, two chimneys, a side wall and a picket fence....but it is two stories. I love the bird houses. Since I had a lace bird house on my first cover I need at least one lace bird house on this new cover.
So this evening I will sit down and draw my own pattern for my new lace cottage but these images have given me lots of ideas and direction..... I hope you follow along on this new project.
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