For a recent Craftster swap entitled Anything Goes Tiny House Swap, I made a Needlepoint house using this great tutorial Craftypod - Plastic Canvas Gingerbread House Tutorial I've made several of these (all different) and I've always been dead chuffed with the result.
To show how tiny it is
But how do I ship to the US without it getting flattened? I pop it inside a teeny shipping crate (read Old wooden tea chest), but not just any Tea chest, Nope I broke out my Kindergarten level painting skills just one more time to produce this beauty. A wonky Victorian mansion house based (very) loosely on a flat I used to live in, in a 1900's Victorian Mansion by the sea.
And because I can't leave well enough alone, here's a shot of some back door action, complete with knocked over rubbish bins, a smelly-cat and a Fire escape.
Thanks to another Craftster member for the cute painted family (MamanTattoo) yup, focus on the people and not my floating roof tile lines ;)
Similar example of the tea chest I used via
This was another fun project made with stuff I had to hand, love it when that happens, of course now that I want to make some more painted tea chest houses for the kiddos I can't find any more tea chests anywhere!