Sunday, May 3, 2020

Very Little Sewing Happening!

It's true!  I've done very little sewing these days!  Very little could mean several things...not sewing much or sewing little minis!

In my case I'm sewing minis.  It's satisfying, fun and when you don't have a large project to work on but just wanna fills that urge for the time being.


Welcome to my neighborhood!  These tiny houses go together pretty quick and even though they are paper pieced, they are pretty easy and don't require too much precision.

Big heart or small heart, each one gets a little special treatment with some sort of detail.  

4 1/4" x 4 1/4"
This was the last one in the batch that I made.  It was the first time I realized I could add a selvedge with a cute saying to personalize the house!  DUH!  It really only works with the small heart house (Small Heart Pattern) and appears as if it was meant to be.  I don't often save selvedges unless like this one, it's too cute to toss!


The Gnome house might be a favorite of mine!  Fussy cutting for the windows is one option, but I couldn't forget about the chimney! Meow!

Bears and bunnies anyone?!  Truthfully, it takes longer to pick the fabric than it does to sew one of these minis, at least thats true for me!

You gotta find the right 'window dressing' that will fit inside the frame.  The patterns come in three sizes: 4", 6" and 8".  With a little juggling of fabric you can find the right size print to fussy cut for any size.

For the most part I've been free motion quilting each mini house.  Which is why the quilting isn't perfect!  I like to quilt the sky, roof, heart and house so that each has a different design.  It might be a bit more time consuming, but FMQ speeds that up to some degree.

With the weather warming up the flower seeds I planted indoors needs to be transplanted.  That's where I'll be if anyone comes knocking at my tiny house door!

'Heat of the Home' patterns are available here:



  1. Your house mini's are so you Jayne! Very sweet.

  2. Your mini houses are so cute and welcoming. sew.likey

  3. These are so sweet - each of your fabric choices give the house a certain personality. I love them!!

    1. Half the fun of making them is giving them that ‘special’ touch!!

  4. i think it's time for me to make some houses....

  5. Hi,
    Awesome mini' colorful.
    Have a great day!

  6. You've made some fun little ones, Jayne! I haven't gotten back to making another of your houses, but definitely plan to. It's so fun to see how you've personalized yours!

    1. It’s so much fun to add the extra touches! Picking the fabric and window dressings take longer than making them!

  7. I was just telling my son about that neon pink fabric the other day. I gotta get me some of that! These houses are so cute! Just got the pattern, so I'll be making some soon!

  8. Such a nice way to use up scraps and everything looks just perfect, no matter what you say!!

  9. What a wonderful neighbourhood you are making :)

    Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

  10. SO cute and I especially like the addition of the selvage!


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