Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Waiting For The Trees

I have been busy making another nutshell cottage. Cutting the braces for the roof (over the front door) was a bit tricky. They are about 6 mm long and had to have a 45 degree angle cut on both ends.

This house will have a furnished bedroom on the second floor. Visible through the octagon 360 degree surround windows. Just one problem... I am totally out of acorn caps in all sizes.

While I wait for supplies to fall, I thought I would make some stick pins using the front entrance of this cottage design. They will be just over one inch tall. I thought it would be fun to wear on the lapel of a wool jacket with jeans.


  1. That's so crazy small! I don't know how you do it. :D

  2. Hello Catherine,
    This is just amazing! I can't believe the detail you manage at such a small scale. It is so charming and just wonderful! Absolutely fantastic.
    Big hug,

  3. Vives les vacances , car on peut voir plein de jolies créations .
    Je préfère celui ci . J aime beaucoup la porte et le devant de cette " demeure "
    C est vraiment excitant de voir les différentes créations .
    J espère qu il y en aura plein d autres .

    À bientôt , ... Mes souris m attendent !

  4. Oh my, what shall I say!?? I am already amazed by the charme of your new cottage, those minute roof tiles look so perfect!!! And of course I am curious how this little treasure will look like once it is finished! So, hopefully your materials will arrive soon :-))))
    Hugs, Sandra

  5. Yet again Catherine, another wonderful little delight! I have taken a photo for you, it is a quaint idea for a little 'french' nuthouse......tres cute!!!!! ( but you must wait till I return home before you receive it....sorry!!!!)

    Linda x

  6. The house looks great! I can't wait to see it finished! I particularly like how organic the twigs look!

  7. Es una preciosidad de casa, con muchos detalles y muy fino trabajo
    Un abrazo
    GRACIAS por no tener palabra de verificación

  8. Me encanta !!!! es un super trabajo!!!
    las tejas son fantásticas,

  9. Hope those acorns start falling soon so we can see more. Your tiny house is so cute, I think it makes a superb brooch!

  10. Wouldn't it be wonderful if we could shrink down enough to visit an acorn cottage? I'll bet they would be as sweet to visit as they are to see on your hand.
    Hugs, Vicki.

  11. I love this little cottage! Mini hugs - Lidi

  12. Your nutshell houses are just incredible, I am in love with each one! Great work--so fun too :)

  13. Wow, what amazing detail! I can't even get my 1/12 scale work to look that good...

  14. Привет!
    Замечательный домик.Мне очень. очень нравится!

  15. Wow!!! Incredibile!!! E' un mini tesoro!!!
    Un bacio

  16. This will be yet another adorable nuttcottage! I'd love to see how you will do the interior on one of these, very fascinating!

    Pitty you have to wait for nature to deliver the supplies when the time is right. But when she delivers, there will probably be enough for a whole year of nuttcottage-makin'!?

  17. Oh Wow Catherine! I can't imagine making something so intricate and tiny! It is just adorable, and I can't wait to see the second floor.

  18. Wonderful little nutshell cottage ( I wrote nut house first, but that sounded just wrong!). I love the porch on it, such lovely detail. It is a bit early for wool jackets, but it is a great idea to make it into a brooch!
    I totally missed your post on the give away, what a beautiful gift!

  19. Hello Catherine!
    Once again your imagination and creative ability amaze me! I am in total awe of any artist who can do such tiny perfection....
    Look forward to seeing the finished piece.
    Ray x

  20. What a great new nuthouse !
    It is going to be gorgeous !