Thursday, 24 November 2016

Major Manor Building Programme

At the end of last week the dies that I had been absolutely desperate to get my hands on finally arrived.   They have been so hard to get hold of because as soon as they come in stock with suppliers here in the UK, they get snapped up and go out of stock in the blink of an eye.  But I got them!  YAY!

The dies in question were the Tim Holtz Village Brownstone and Village Manor. Mi am absolutely IN LOVE with the Manor and have spent 3 day's closeted in my craft room. Husband has had to fend for himself and we've been eating from the freezer or getting Chinese food delivered, I am obsessed.

The first one I built was a 'Shabby Manor'.  I had received a sample pack of papers with a craft magazine - Mr Smith's Workshop' by Papermania, and the brickwork paper therein was perfect for this.

The next day I made a very Christmassy house. This is more glittery than the photos show,

Very, very Christmassy!

But my favourite is this little Steampunky Water Mill.  I made the millwheel from the core of a roll of washi tape, 2 Finnabair cogs by Prima Marketing, and some tiny pieces of card for slats.  And patience. Lots of patience.


  1. Sara, I have been waiting for a new post from you (I know you are busy) and I am so happy I kept checking, though I found your manor house on pinterest first. Then I saw you name and immediately checked out your post. All of your houses are great, but I must say the water wheel is BRILLIANT! I hope you don't mind if I borrow that idea. I love that. I also love the colors of the wintry manor house. Thank you so much for sharing them.

  2. belle belle veramente !!! complimenti