Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Little Tiny Houses - 2 by 2's


These little 2 by 2 inch houses I have been making from scraps from my art table. In my clean up process I did not have the heart to toss some of the smaller scraps so I ended up making these. [They are in a slide folder so if you enlarge it and look the lines are the plastic sleeve they are in.] They take no time at all and seem to satisfy the creative urge I have had but know I can't start anything big right now. After making them I realized I definitely have house stuff on the brain...

25 comments:

Shelly said...

Thanks Elizabeth for your visit and you comments! I hate all these computer glitches! Hopefully, it will work itself out!

You comment meant a lot,,,,for more reasons than one!

Hugs and love!

Shell

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I'm totally in love with these colorful houses. To think they came from scraps is even better.

Since we both seem to be cleaning and organizing (what IS it about this time of year?), I'm going to have to make some of these beauties. I, too, have a fondness for houses.

I use my slide folders for smaller paper art, too. I've even stuffed them with found objects and sewn around the individual tops. Love that you use them, too.

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful way to use your scraps. I can't toss anything away either.

Janet Ghio said...

Love your tiny houses!! Looks like a great little art quilt!

Bea said...

These would make great fabric. If you could print them out you could use them in an art quilt. Then you could even create bigger or different ones in addition to them.
I just LOVE THESE!!!!!! They are adorable.
So, are you still thinking about whether you should move or not?
Been dreaming about anything to do with transportation, trains, planes, driving somewhere? Just curious, you know me. :)Bea

Kelly said...

cool idea! I looove your little houses!

Tina said...

Oh my your scraps are prettier than mine fo rsure. This is simply amazing.

TFS

tina
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Evil Edna said...

they are lovley really creative and colourful.
EE

Heavens2Betsy said...

What a delightful use for your scraps - the houses are just lovely

Mrs Moen said...

I absolutley love your little houses! Soo colourful and cute!

Debby said...

Your houses are brilliant. I love them.
Debby

Diane said...

Elizabeth--this is my kind of art--I LOVE it--it really inspires me--thank you for sharing!!

Nancy said...

Wonderful! So colorful and vibrant. I'm so glad I'm not the only one who has trouble getting rid of even the smallest scraps.

peggy gatto said...

This is my kind of neighborhood!!!!

Jo Reimer said...

These are sort of like little quilt blocks. You could collage them together on a large canvas to build a quilt-like artwork. Hmmmm, gives me ideas!

Sharon said...

Elizabeth,
I love these little houses.
These aren't digital are they?

Love the colors and patterns.

Terri Kahrs said...

House and Home are definitely on your mind, and these are colorful and so charming, Elizabeth! Hugs, Terri xoxo

Suz said...

they caught my eye!
so wonderful
little works of art

Beverley Baird said...

Just love these little houses of yours! Over at Everyday Creative the theme has been "Home" and until now I couldn't get inspired. You have inspired me to end February with creating tiny houses! Great idea!

Sharon said...

Funny I do the same with fabric scraps. Love your little houses. I shall have to get mine out to show you sometime. Great minds.... and all that stuff. Sharon

Patti said...

wow - great use for scraps?! they are fabulous. I've done inchie swaps, how about one for this size??

Shelle said...

what a artistic way to be creative...i'm thinking of borrowing your idea for a dreamboard of my house being renovated!

Paula Phillips said...

So lovely! What a great way to use the little scraps. You are such an inspiration to me.
Much Love!

sandee said...

Totally sweet! I love to use the scraps on my work table too.

How are you? I miss conversing with you...

johwey said...

I love this idea. I might just borrow it and make small houses of my own. Thanks for the inspiration.