My mother owned a fabric shop here in Des Moines, Iowa for 25 years. I worked by her side starting at the age of 14. I studied at Drake University.I am married to my highschool sweetheart. We have two wonderful grown sons, married to lovely women and 6 grandchildren. We love antiques, gardening and taking road trips to historical towns thoughout Iowa and surrounding states.
A little while back I made two little quilts with a dear friend-- using a pattern from the "Little Quilts All Throughout The House"--- quilting book. Written by, Alice Berg, Mary Ellen Von Holt and Sylvia Johnson. Carol and I fell in love with these "little cuties"---- and one cottage lead to the other and this is what we created.
For the door knobs we placed little buttons on the doors and used novelty caricature fabrics for the windows and some of the cottages doors. This was one of my most favorite projects that I have made and I hope you might like to create some cottages also, sometime---I know you will have as much fun creating them as we did. We also made a memory that day of laughter, creating and playing! (Don't forget to click on the picture for a close up view).