I bought the pattern from Laura Dennison Designs. Had a blast creating. This is the sample that I will keep - a shop called Oddities. The front window showcases quite a few fun little things I found from my stash.
No, nothing was purchased for this (other than pattern), this was a 'let's see what can be done with stash only' type project. Love the little windows and fact it holds a 6x6-8x8 mini. Planning to create one with a tea shoppe theme once I find the right little tea set or old tiny dishes as a gift. I have the paper I think I want to use - now to play around since I have a feel for what I am doing more now. Another difference - no flower pot outside - thinking a sandwich board sign and maybe some old skates or baskets. I will know what I want when I see it.
Lots of mistakes through out this project, I made lots of notes as I think I approach and work on projects a bit differently than the designer. Not a big deal - I usually end up heading out on my own after learning a technique. I like how my little awning things came out - think I want to find some copper paper (metallic) and use that for my next one. Give it a bit different look.
The designer or this project has wonderful ideas and the way she sees things is so much fun. I can't wait to try my next one. I have a goal for 12 different little shops on a particular shelf for me.
A few designs I want to try/work on (one a month is about all I can hope for right now). Not quite main street, more like where I live. The first building reminds me of a local antique shop in town. They look different, but the window reminds me of the variety in their store.
Barn - the basic tea shoppe above, but wider, different doors and such. Maybe even a tractor or hay bales in the top section.
Town Hall - I would like something a bit more interesting than my current plain album.
Fire department, house, church, grocery store, and more :). Now to see if I can get them created.