Just before the Home Companion Workshops last spring, Matthew Mead asked me if I would make something for his magazine. I was a little surprised by the specific project request- although now, I'm so glad he went in that direction. (Assuming you have ordered a copy for yourself, you will soon see what I made just for him.) While we went back and forth with sketches and ideas, this second project came together as well. A little wool felt cottage ornament for Holiday with Matthew Mead. A pink house, of course.
So, so cute! Knowing how much you love little houses too, I thought you would like a kit to make your own. Here is the Hastings Cottage Ornament Kit. It has just about everything you need to make two wool felt cottages, one pink, one blue. Mom lives in the village of Hastings-on-Hudson, a charming, old-fashioned town on the river. It's full of dreamy cottages that I drive by on my way to and from her apartment. Sometimes we wander around the cliffy hills and winding lanes to admire our many favorites. These two designs are named for two of those, the Villard and the Devon.