My first idea for the Windows theme was to create an inside scene and overlay it with black tulle strips to look like sun coming through Venetian blinds. I took a sample photo (of the floor) in my living room. Then I decided to make an armchair with a cat sleeping in it. There was a nice chair in a flyer from JoAnn’s so so I traced it, transferred it to HeatnBond Lite and created a small sample chair I rather liked. Obviously the final chair would have to be bigger or the cat smaller 🙂 However, when I started experimenting with the tulle strips, I was not getting the effect I had envisioned–even with multiple layers–and they were extremely difficult to work with.
I decided I better start thinking about Plan B. I had some actual window film I had been meaning to install in my sunroom so I stuck a piece under my presser foot to see if I could stitch through it. Easy peasy. I also had some brick fabric and knew I could come up with something for a roof. As my “little house with window” grew, I decided to make it more personal and put a reversible FOR SALE sign in the window. This last because after Jules passed away, I found myself with more properties (we invested in real estate on the side) than I could comfortably handle by myself. Now I can use my little house to indicate whether I am looking for buyers or rejoicing over a sale. If you are wondering about “SE VENDE,” it means “FOR SALE” in Spanish. I added that for a condo in the Republic of Panama, which by the way is under contract.