I wanted to play along, but I have a couple of handicaps. One - I am a little too unfocused (read: profoundly lazy) to work at one thing for very long. And two - no matter how hard I try, I cannot cut straight. So I did not manage an entire village of perfect little domiciles. But I have made one single, lopsided teeny tissue box house.
Oh, also - it's a secret compartment necklace.
I used Michele's template, slightly modified, and cut out the panels from my tissue box. I placed them onto a sheet of my favorite magical, super-strong metal duct tape, like so:
(Regular readers may remember the magical tape from a previous post, the One Minute Pendant. It's so useful!) I put another sheet of metal tape on top, sandwiching the cardboard inside, and cut out the panels.
Although I thought I'd cut straight, um, no, I guess I hadn't. I realized my house was going to be crooked. I soldiered on. On another sheet of tape, I arranged some metal bits and pieces, then used that to wrap up the house.
So I had the two halves of my teensy crooked house.
I poked three holes.
I made an interesting contraption with craft wire and a long skinny chain. Then I stuck the contraption through the house, and made a loop underneath the floor.
I threaded the chain up through the two holes in the roof, and added some heavy beads and a clasp.
The heavy beads are important, they hold the roof down in a windstorm. Or if your cat breathes on it.
Finally, a little tassel. Because I love tassels.
And that is how I built a crooked house.
The roof is lift-off-able, for hiding little treasures.
Just for fun, I shall enter the challenge. Thanks, Michele, you are one of my greatest inspirations in this bloggy landscape.
Now if only you could teach me to cut straight!