Friday, June 26, 2009

Housing Development Plans

Here are the drawings from my "fairy godkids." They arrived yesterday, and I am very excited.

This first batch was done by "SweetBean" who is 3. Her room is full of pink, and she has a great pink quilt, so I was surprised to see lots of blue here.I think I will have fun doing an all-blue house. I have some wonderful blue fabric with fish, and I think the second blue house will be fish and water themed. The others have enough color ideas to get me going.

These were done by "KidBean" who is six. Lots to work with here. I love his yellow roofs. And what I had drawn as a tree in the house on the lower left, here looks like a birdhouse on a post. What a great idea! I have to figure out what's going on in that house's roof though. (I am wondering if he drew his bed with his quilt on it.) And plaid house... what fun!

Mom did a few too, so lovely and charming.
I love the dog and cat in the one on the lower left, and in the windows on the house on the right are drawings of Mom and Dad, KidBean and SweetBean, and the cat and dog.

(Readers, it looks like I will need small bits of family-themed fabric and some with children and pets. Has anyone got any to spare? For these windows, I wouldn't need more than a 3" square.)

Which one did I decide to do first?


I've put the cat in the window, but I might need a livelier fabric for the door. I can't forget to make a sun for sky. I can just imagine KidBean saying, "Auntie, you forgot to draw the Sun!"

You can click the photos to enlarge.

9 comments:

Cher said...

what a brilliant idea to have colored houses sent back to you...and what a great house with a yellow roof...I will see if I have any suitable fabric over the weekend

Joyce said...

So cute. I used to have some sun buttons. Maybe you could find some and just sew on the sun.

laura said...

Dear Housing Authority-
Please make a way for all house plans used to be preserved for future reference.
I believe I have some scraps of kids, etc that I was going to use for a failed project. They are all very bright including some very attractive alligators...send me your addie and I'll get them to you.

Tracey said...

You didn't have to put mine up! :D

KidBean says the roof has a 'finish line' on it, but I think it was also described as a line of flags once too while he was coloring them.

He lit up when he saw the fabric house!

Quilt Pixie said...

I thought kidbean had added a attic window to the house -- and rather liked that idea :-)

Scrappy Raven said...

Great drawings by the Beans. Love your translation into fabric.

Vivian said...

I can't help it. Every time I see more of your wonky houses along with the colored inspiration, a huge smile breaks out on my face. And your latest interpretation from these -- just priceless.

Sara said...

This is too cool!!! I am just crazy about this...

I agree that the house plans should be saved someway - either laminated them...or reduce them in size (like 3x5) and laminate them - and make a pocket in the back of the quilt to put them in...

I'll check out what I have in kids fabrics...

You are building a village here! And, it is going to be Wonderful!!!

Karen said...

What a great idea! I can't wait to see the finished quilt!