At this point I use a black sharpie pen to darken the windows Very little of it shows when finished but it makes the sashing on the windows pop.
I can guarantee that if you trim the lace to exactly fit that it will pull loose. I work with lace a lot and the biggest problem is stabilizing a cut edge. I have a few tricks I use that I will share as I go along.
Step 5: Choosing laces for roof and trim is fun because as long as it is in scale, the possibilities are endless.
On the left is a 1/2" piece of crocheted lace that I have dyed and antiqued for the roof. On the right is an assortment of very narrow braid, soutache, cording, and rat tail. I will antique small pieces of these for trim around the doors, windows and the edge of the roof.