Home For Spring

Posted by Maja Nowak

25 March, 2014 - , , ,

Hello, dear Maja Fans! I hope you’re enjoying beautiful spring weather at your places 🙂

I don’t know about you, but my creations very often take their origins in small things or elements that pull the creativity trigger 😉 And so was the case with one tiny object I spotted in my local craft store and suddenly felt the urge to finally finish the project I’ve been realising for the last five years (yeah, I’m THAT slow!). I planned to make a home for each season of the year and was only missing the spring one – but no more, here it is:

mdhomeI used a Stamps Away cardstock base and the Ska Vi Ta En Fika? papers to decorate it. The base was not very precise, to tell the truth, but as I wanted a shabby chic style cabin, it was even better so. So, ready for a little trip around (and a lot of photos? 🙂 )

Let’s begin from the front. I used the fabulous Blommor på bordet paper for the wall and added some “bricks” on 3D dots for dimension. I attached a Tim Holtz hitch fastener for the knob and hung the metal charm keys on it:

mdhome1I punched some twigs and put them into a paper flowerpot, together with yellow mini roses. A resin bird is curiously looking at them 😉

mdhome2The side walls are covered with the Ingefärsparon – bs paper – love the plaid! I also stamped some crackles on for a more distessed look. You can also see a “trimmed box” that I made using two styrofoam balls and deep green Flowersoft 🙂

mdhome5The other side wall features some “wild vine” climbing around the widnow – I used a Marianne Design die to make it:

mdhome3mdhome4What do you most associate with spring? Of course, gardening! Planting and sowing, digging and watering 🙂 And here’s my mini gardening plot in the backyard:

mdhome9I put an inviting sign on the wall…

mdhome7…”planted” some veggies:

mdhome8…working hard with my gardening tools – aren’t they the cutest? And that mini watering can was the final impulse I told you about at the beginning of this post 🙂

mdhome6Let’s not forget the roof – I made “tiles” with a border punch and strips of various papers, layering them with some guipure ribbons, cheesecloth and buttons:

mdhome11And here’s the nest of the bird perching on the front window sill 🙂

mdhome10Want to take a peek inside? (quite difficult, as the house is rather small 😉 ):

mdhome12And so, the spring can settle for good in this little house 🙂 And here’s the whole collection – the Home for Autumn is also Maja Design and you can see it in greater detail here.


Maja Design papers: Ska Vi Ta En Fika? – Ingefärsparon – bs, Blommor på bordet, Favoriter -bs, Cheesecake, Cheesecake-bs, Marzipanbakkelse, Havrerutor; Gammaldags Jul – Vackra packet -bs; Summer Vintage Basics – 1946

Other: house base – Stamps Away; stamps – Lemonade, Making Memories, Kaisercraft; resin elements – Prima, Melissa Frances; punches – Martha Stewart, Fiskars; hitch fastener – Tim Holtz; dies – Marianne Design, Memory Box, Sizzix; bird’s nest, garden sink – Prima; Flowersoft; gardening tools, mini roses, buttons, guipure, keys charm – from my stash.


And that would be all for today – thank you for visiting the Maja blog today, drop in tomorrow as well 🙂


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  • Oh…what a sensational project! Just love each and every little house. The little details are spectacular! love the stone stamping….the little garden with tools….I am in LOVE! What is it with miniatures that just make me swoon?! 🙂 Not to mention the added details of the inside décor…absolutely darling and ever so wonderful! a total masterpiece!

  • Jennifer Snyder says:

    oh my – this is a jaw dropper!!!!! Your details are excellent

  • marie-line says:

    Happy spring !!! it so romantic and lot of details !!! Marvelous !!

  • Gabrielle Pollacco says:

    Such a beautiful project Maja! The detail work is just breathtaking, right down to the little garden and sweet sign! Love it! xo

  • I am absolutely loving all of the wonderful details!!!! Amazing projects!!! <3

  • how totally adorable are those houses!!! beautifully done Maja! xxx

  • Jenny Grotherus says:

    OH my gosh! Absolute favourite. I LOVE THIS! Every tiny detail. Fab job Maja.