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nanner
04-08-2022, 08:47 PM
Due date: Monday, June 20th
Sign up/withdraw: no deadline, just communicate
Number of art pieces: 4/4
Number of players: 20-ish

Join our “neighborhood” as we make wee little art houses!

Simple Rules to Swap Success:

1. Open media: hand-drawn or painted, collage, mixed media, etc.. Make them sturdy. Keep them around 2” in size...between 1” and 2.75” in any direction. Inchie, Twinchie or MOO houses themselves are A-OK; as are sizes in between. We’re flexible here, as long as they are small. A bit of embellishing is great, just keep them relatively flat. Nice and thick with finished edges…those are our type of houses!

2. 4/4 houses: This is about quality, not just quantity. Take your time with this to create pieces you're proud to send in (no rush jobs!) Sign your work with your username on each piece.

3. Wrap each art house individually (ATC sleeves work well) and pack your pieces safely in a sturdy or bubble envelope, which I will re-use. Something with tracking info preferred. Include a large return address label.

4. Postage: Please include the same amount of postage in $US dollars that it takes to mail the art to me (stamps, cash, PayPal or Venmo.)

5. Show and tell: Please upload piccys of your art. That’s one of the best parts! Hostess gifts or extra postage are always appreciated.

6. Rep and iTrader: A lot of work goes into this art, so please take the time to leave Rep Points (You Rock button) for the people you receive art from, and an iTrader for me. PM for my address (in Costa Mesa.)

Some tiny-but-mighty examples from the talented Rosecake, Kwailin777 and Helene.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/8755/small/40_image.jpeghttp://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/20200/small/1_minimoohouses2.jpg231024

Welcome to The Neighborhood: (received)

1. —-
2. Laffqueen
3. miss
4. Miss Fame
5. CiCiCreates
6. mrubyjean
7. prex
8. Rosecake
9. Therapeutic Art
10. lazyshadows
11. Smidgen
12. ---
13. NancyL
14. LCArtist
15. mwilding
16. huddlestonmollie
17. ---
18. locatray
19. art_junkie
20. ---
21. Heathermae77
22. jezebelle

nanner
04-08-2022, 09:30 PM
From KatieCannonDesigns on etsy:
https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTN3_8hR2TEwHQuLiGlRn6tnqBI0xc4F 9IuDSjWm5r-&s

From Bada Bling Digital art on etsy:
https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSAsUt1qECCPHdfAIHTMPb1CKtMUMmHX-vFWJbtCtzn&s

Bluesky
04-08-2022, 10:05 PM
I'm moving in

Laffqueen
04-08-2022, 10:17 PM
It’s a beautiful day in the Nannerhood…and I too want to move in. Sign e up

miss
04-08-2022, 10:23 PM
Me, please!

Miss Fame
04-08-2022, 10:30 PM
Please sign me up! This is right up my alley! Super YAY!

CiCiCreates
04-08-2022, 10:37 PM
Nanner - You did say sturdy...I have some little rectangles and squares from Michaels made of thin wood. Of course that makes them rigid. Would they be ok to use?

mrubyjean
04-08-2022, 10:47 PM
Twinchie Houses (2"x2" w/.5" roofs) sound like they will be acceptable, right?
If so, please sign me up, too.

prex
04-08-2022, 10:50 PM
I’d like to move into the neighborhood �� I want to get back into the mail art habit again .

zhouzhou
04-08-2022, 10:58 PM
I'd like to lurk and see what I can come up with...

nanner
04-08-2022, 11:35 PM
Welcome, neighbors! So glad to have you moving in!

CiCi...thin wood sounds good. Martha...2.5" definitely falls within the range, so start building!

Rosecake
04-09-2022, 07:49 AM
Sign me up, please!

nanner
04-09-2022, 11:27 AM
Welcome, Rosecake! And thank you for the art inspiration in our examples. :D

nanner
04-09-2022, 03:12 PM
I started the "foundation" of some little houses. These are going to be cute teeny buggers!

TherapeuticArt
04-09-2022, 07:47 PM
Sista! So glad I signed in to check! What a great idea, I would love to join!!

lazyshadows
04-10-2022, 09:23 AM
Can i join please?:)

Rosecake
04-10-2022, 01:45 PM
I wonder if Smidgen is still around. She did some great Little Houses.

nanner
04-10-2022, 09:18 PM
I wonder if Smidgen is still around. She did some great Little Houses.

Thanks for the suggestion. I'll send an invite her way.

Welcome Sista and lazyshadows! :jiggy:

Smidgen
04-10-2022, 10:27 PM
Yes! Yes! Yes! Houses are one thing I canít resist! Wow, Iím back! Thanks, for letting me know about this!

catladybj
04-11-2022, 05:41 AM
Add me in please!

nanner
04-11-2022, 01:59 PM
Welcome to our newest homebuilders!

NancyL
04-12-2022, 12:19 PM
Please add me.

nanner
04-13-2022, 04:44 PM
Adding you now...:D

LCArtist
04-13-2022, 06:13 PM
I want in on the Little Art House swap. I definitely want to be your neighbor.

nanner
04-13-2022, 06:50 PM
You really sorta ARE my literal neighbor, ha! Welcome, Leslie! :wubclub:

TherapeuticArt
04-13-2022, 07:25 PM
Hiiiii Leslie!!!

nanner
04-14-2022, 06:21 PM
Getting this Block Party started! Here are a few little art houses from me:

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/1144/medium/1_IMG_8557.jpeg

Rosecake
04-14-2022, 06:51 PM
Mega cute Nanner!

CiCiCreates
04-14-2022, 07:37 PM
So cute! Thanks for the early inspiration.

mwilding
04-14-2022, 08:31 PM
this is my kind of neighborhood! i'd love to join!

nanner
04-14-2022, 10:37 PM
Thanks, dearies. And welcome mwilding! :D

Laffqueen
04-15-2022, 05:20 AM
Nanner I am loving those little abodes

Smidgen
04-15-2022, 01:23 PM
Here are my little houses! I loved making them! So much fun, I couldn't stop!

CiCiCreates
04-15-2022, 01:49 PM
Cheerful and bright and adorable, all!!

nanner
04-15-2022, 04:04 PM
Here are my little houses! I loved making them! So much fun, I couldn't stop!

They are soooooooo (infinity) sweet! What a great addition to the neighborhood. :wubclub:

huddlestonmollie
04-19-2022, 11:10 AM
Hi Nanner! I'd like to sign up for this swap.

Thanks,
Mollie

CiCiCreates
04-19-2022, 11:40 AM
Nanner, I can’t wait to begin on these (a few other commitments first), cute little houses are so fun to create and receive. On your swap info page, you list both June 10 and June 20 as the due dates. Just wondering which was correct.....

Smidgen
04-19-2022, 12:34 PM
Glad you like my little homes! I put them in the mail today. The post said they should arrive Saturday.

nanner
04-19-2022, 07:07 PM
Nanner, I can’t wait to begin on these (a few other commitments first), cute little houses are so fun to create and receive. On your swap info page, you list both June 10 and June 20 as the due dates. Just wondering which was correct.....

June 20

nanner
04-19-2022, 07:08 PM
Thanks for the update, Smidgen. And welcome to the swap, Mollie!

nanvan
04-19-2022, 11:14 PM
Please sign me up - I'd like to give this a try!

Laffqueen
04-20-2022, 08:43 AM
Four done..one more to BUILD

NancyL
04-20-2022, 11:19 AM
Laffqueen, you have such a good imagination.

nanner
04-20-2022, 02:19 PM
Welcome to the neighborhood, nanvan!

Mi Besta...those are so dear. An igloo!!!! :swoon:

nanner
04-21-2022, 04:48 PM
Smidgen, your houses arrived today! They are straight from the town of Adorbsville! Thank you for the extra piece. Your "house" notecard is perfectly apropos. :D

Smidgen
04-21-2022, 06:12 PM
The notecard was printed by one of the residents.:twitcy:

nanner
04-21-2022, 07:58 PM
:laugh:

nanner
04-22-2022, 05:29 PM
Here are a few wee walk-ups from me:

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/1144/medium/1_IMG_8605__2_.jpeg

Smidgen
04-22-2022, 06:53 PM
Loving those nanner and the wee kitties too!

locatray
04-25-2022, 04:12 PM
May I please join? (Please and Thank You!)

nanner
04-25-2022, 04:54 PM
Welcome to the neighborhood, locatray! Great to have you joining us.

mwilding
04-25-2022, 07:23 PM
here, a few little houses:

nanner
04-25-2022, 07:27 PM
How much is that doggie in the window? :laugh: They are very sweet!

nanner
04-25-2022, 07:28 PM
Esta, your mini creations have landed! Thank you so very much for the extra house and goodies. :wubclub:

nanvan
04-25-2022, 08:55 PM
mwilding - love all your houses and that little dog is adorable!

Rosecake
04-26-2022, 07:48 PM
Love-love-loving your houses, mwilding!

TherapeuticArt
04-26-2022, 08:01 PM
I had so much fun making these little houses- thanks for an inspiring swap! I will mail them soon, but for now here are most of them!!

nanner
04-27-2022, 02:05 PM
They are darling, my Sista! I really like the treatment you did on the roofs. :D

CiCiCreates
04-27-2022, 08:38 PM
My little houses are coming along! Did some prep work today. This was a cute idea, somehow it has a different feel than the house-shaped ATCs.

Rosecake
04-28-2022, 08:34 AM
Super cute, therapeutic art! Mixed media is not something I can do so I always really appreciate a well done mm piece.

art_junkie
04-28-2022, 08:31 PM
got room for one more in Nannerland?

nanner
04-29-2022, 12:14 PM
Always for you, my dearest neighbor! Welcome!

NancyL
05-02-2022, 11:13 AM
I finally have begun my houses. They are evolving on their own. I think they are the kind of houses that kids dare their friends to ring the doorbell. Nanner can post them when they arrive. Not done yet.

TherapeuticArt
05-03-2022, 07:26 PM
Yay Ruth!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Arc2dreams
05-05-2022, 01:21 AM
I'd love to build some houses in your neighborhood

nanner
05-05-2022, 12:54 PM
Welcome! Adding you now, Arc2dreams. :D

nanner
05-07-2022, 12:18 PM
Howdy, Homebuilders. Here's some sweet inspiration from etsy's ChariseCreates...made from fabric:

https://i.etsystatic.com/5714170/r/il/824c86/520102817/il_1588xN.520102817_pzs0.jpg

CiCiCreates
05-07-2022, 01:12 PM
Thanks for that picture! Aren’t they darling? I’m doing fabric too, using it like paper and glueing to my thin wood substrate. Painted details, a narrow cord edging, then a clear sealant. Almost done, I’m now on the cord edging part. So far, so good.

nanner
05-07-2022, 05:11 PM
They sound great, CiCi. I look forward to seeing your art.

Rosecake
05-07-2022, 06:57 PM
Here are my first two. I love doing detail, but it takes so-o-o much time. My next ones will probably be a lot more simple.

miss
05-07-2022, 07:45 PM
Those are gorgeous, Rosecake!

nanner
05-08-2022, 12:02 AM
Here are my first two. I love doing detail, but it takes so-o-o much time. My next ones will probably be a lot more simple.

:swoon:

Those are amazeballs!

Heathermae77
05-08-2022, 02:36 AM
Can I play??

nanner
05-08-2022, 02:45 PM
Welcome, Heather. Sure, we can make room for you on the block. Please see the private message I sent re: the swap. :)

nanner
05-08-2022, 02:50 PM
Leslie, your houses are here! And I know this, because you handed them to me yesterday! :laugh:
(That joke never gets old.) Thank you for adding these beautiful double-sided delights to the swap. And for the extra keepers. I appreciate them so very much.

Smidgen
05-09-2022, 10:33 AM
Rosecake, they are astounding! Love them! Can’t wait to see yours CiCiCreates. They sound really, really interesting.

TherapeuticArt
05-09-2022, 07:43 PM
Rosecake, those are wonderful!!! Love them!

TherapeuticArt
05-10-2022, 07:20 PM
I had so much fun, I made the houses into small mixed- media paintings that are 8 inches x 8 inches! Thanks for the inspiration!!

nanner
05-10-2022, 07:21 PM
Sista, I love what you did with them! Bravo! :notworthy:

Laffqueen
05-10-2022, 07:36 PM
Rose cake I love those abodes

Rosecake
05-11-2022, 02:05 PM
Very cool, TA!!

NancyL
05-11-2022, 08:32 PM
Mine went out in the mail today.

nanner
05-12-2022, 06:28 PM
Thanks for the updates!

art_junkie
05-13-2022, 07:21 PM
Snail Houses. Who knew?231750


231750

Rosecake
05-13-2022, 07:41 PM
Super awesome, AJ!

nanner
05-13-2022, 08:30 PM
Junkster, those are breathtaking!!! :swoon:

miss
05-13-2022, 10:27 PM
Snails!!! :jiggy:

TherapeuticArt
05-14-2022, 12:49 PM
Wowie Zowie A_J, those are fantastic!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Smidgen
05-14-2022, 02:17 PM
What awesome snail homes!!!

nanner
05-14-2022, 09:10 PM
Nancy, your mini haunted houses are here! I really dig the front door detail. Very clever! Thank you also for the tree. It will be a perfect addition to my little neighborhood!

Heathermae77
05-14-2022, 11:27 PM
Cannot get photo to upload, sorry.

Smidgen
05-15-2022, 12:32 PM
Maybe nanner could take a picture when they arrive at her house. I would love to see them! You do such awesome work! Just a suggestion. Nanner are you listening?��

nanner
05-15-2022, 11:29 PM
For those having issues uploading photos...it can be kind of tricky. But you can get the hang of it. Here's a link to Carole's easy instructions for various postings: HERE. (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?970-HOW-TO-Want-to-know-How-To-Check-here-first!) And you can always ask a direct question, and Carole or another admin can help you. This way, you can post your very own piccys here, and in any other swap thread you wish.

:D

lazyshadows
05-16-2022, 12:24 PM
So... I started with these...
231811

lazyshadows
05-16-2022, 12:25 PM
And then made these,ha ha. Now I need to choose,right?:p
231812

CiCiCreates
05-16-2022, 12:27 PM
Go for the mushrooms!

nanner
05-16-2022, 07:33 PM
They're all so colorful and wonderful. Maybe send some of each? I agree on the shrooms!

CiCiCreates
05-16-2022, 08:54 PM
Here are my little houses, made of thin wood substrate, fabric prints glued on, painted details, wood doors, thin black cording around edges, and clear sealant.

lazyshadows
05-17-2022, 11:16 AM
Mailed mine today! :)

nanner
05-17-2022, 07:28 PM
CiCi, they are glorious! The variety of materials is great, and they are just adorable! :wubclub:

Thanks for the update, lazyshadows...I'll let you know when they land!

TherapeuticArt
05-18-2022, 07:06 PM
Lazyshadows and CiCi, your houses are really lovely!! I love the mushroom houses too Lazyshadows and CiCi, your details are really nice!

CiCiCreates
05-18-2022, 07:52 PM
Thanks, TA, I really appreciate that!

mwilding
05-19-2022, 02:38 AM
nanner, these are on the way to you ... i tried to take a better photo :

231886

Smidgen
05-19-2022, 09:17 PM
nanner thanks for the directions! I knew you’d know how to get those pictures up. Wow! So much detail on your houses lazyshadows!!

nanner
05-19-2022, 09:58 PM
I'm digging your black-n-white photo houses, mwilding. Great work! :D

nanner
05-20-2022, 09:28 PM
A nice big mail call from Junkster, Therap.Art, mwilding and Heathermae! So much greatness has entered the neighborhood. Thank you for the extra art and goodies. :D

huddlestonmollie
05-21-2022, 01:06 PM
Love your houses Nanner!

huddlestonmollie
05-21-2022, 01:08 PM
Love your snail houses artjunkie!! Very clever!!!

huddlestonmollie
05-21-2022, 01:10 PM
Amazing art houses Rosecake!!!

nanner
05-21-2022, 03:39 PM
Thanks for the shout-out's, Mollie! :jiggy:

huddlestonmollie
05-21-2022, 08:13 PM
LOVE your houses lazyshadows!

huddlestonmollie
05-21-2022, 08:14 PM
Darling houses CiCi!

Miss Fame
05-22-2022, 11:51 AM
Wowsers everyone! There is some seriously great inspiration out here! Starting mine today. Been busy wrapping up the paintbrush swap, plus the last 60 days I designed and created a float for southwest Michigan's Blossomtime parade. The parade was last weekend, won 1st place. Woohoo! Now need to focus back on these amazing swaps!

Anyone curious, check it out here --> https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTdt33CMD/?k=1

CiCiCreates
05-22-2022, 12:29 PM
Wow, how exciting! Thanks for sharing that float, looks like a lot of work, it’s fabulous, deserved that win!!!

nanner
05-22-2022, 04:43 PM
Shannon, that is truly glorious! What a a gorgeous float!!! :notworthy:

Very well deserved win, indeed! Thank you for sharing this with us. I'm jonesing for some popcorn now.

Laffqueen
05-22-2022, 08:49 PM
There are some rockin abodes here. Very nice work ladies

nanvan
05-23-2022, 12:27 PM
I'm withdrawing from this swap - don't know why, but I just can't seem to get started. I do love all the houses I've seen so far.

Rosecake
05-23-2022, 03:12 PM
My last three houses.

nanner
05-23-2022, 04:05 PM
No prob, nanvan. Catch you next time.

Lovely blue abodes, Rosecake! A welcome addition to the neighborhood.

TherapeuticArt
05-23-2022, 07:21 PM
Rosecake, those are charming houses!!

Smidgen
05-24-2022, 09:50 AM
Rosecake, your houses are so sweet and I love those colors! It’s worth joining this just to see all the awesome dwellings!

Miss Fame
05-24-2022, 05:05 PM
~Question~
I keep second guessing my creations because making something so small is a challenge for me.

So far, each piece I have created is on a 2.75 x 2.75 square. Is this size acceptable? The width is slightly too big for a penny sleeve.

Also, I noticed everyone is cutting their house as the exact shape. Mine are a perfect square, where the background is slightly exposed. Is this OK?

Thanks!

nanner
05-24-2022, 08:17 PM
~Question~
I keep second guessing my creations because making something so small is a challenge for me.

So far, each piece I have created is on a 2.75 x 2.75 square. Is this size acceptable? The width is slightly too big for a penny sleeve.

Also, I noticed everyone is cutting their house as the exact shape. Mine are a perfect square, where the background is slightly exposed. Is this OK?

Thanks!

Don't overthink it too much. They are just supposed to be smaller than ATC houses, but not smaller than inchie houses. I don't like to put too many restrictions on things...as letting creativity flow is the best way in my opinion. 2.75 square with a background sounds okay to me. And your art is always so lovely. If you want to PM something to me, I'll take a look. But otherwise, everything you've mentioned sounds within the parameters of the swap.

huddlestonmollie
05-25-2022, 09:00 PM
Congratulations on your float Miss Fame!! You are one talented artist!!!

locatray
05-25-2022, 09:59 PM
My homes, constructed in Illinois, will find their way to your home, in CA, beginning tomorrow! Thanks for this fun swap, and I hope you enjoy the host-house you pick, nanner.

nanner
05-25-2022, 10:44 PM
Beautimous Maximus!!! Love the art and the fun shape. Bravo! :notworthy:

CiCiCreates
05-25-2022, 10:59 PM
Fun little houses, Locatray!

Smidgen
05-26-2022, 02:08 PM
This swap has inspired me to do a whimsical house art journal! This is the first entry.

CiCiCreates
05-26-2022, 04:27 PM
For anyone who loves whimsical houses of all sorts (like me), this is a great idea for an art journal theme! So cute! Hope you also post it in the art journal thread.

nanner
05-26-2022, 06:55 PM
That is so lovely, Smidgen! Thanks for sharing.

Smidgen
05-27-2022, 01:39 PM
Thank you! I just love to make those houses!And yes I posted in the journal thread too.

Rosecake
05-28-2022, 09:16 AM
Way cool journaling, Smidgen!

Bluesky
05-30-2022, 10:34 AM
Withdraw me please

nanner
05-30-2022, 12:04 PM
Withdraw me please

Will do. Hope to art with you next time.

nanner
05-31-2022, 06:54 PM
Howdy, all! Hope things are good in everyone's "hood"!

It's a good mail day here, as art has arrived from Lazyshadows and locatray! Beautiful work ladies. And I very much appreciate the extra houses.

huddlestonmollie
05-31-2022, 07:12 PM
Nanner - my houses will go in the mail in the next couple of days. I'll let you know the exact day I mail. Meanwhile, here they are:

232281(Rooftop Garden)
232282(House With the Mosaic Roof)
232283(Happy Hippie House)
232284(Boho Bungalow)

Loved this swap!!

huddlestonmollie
05-31-2022, 07:30 PM
Love your journal page Smidgen!!

huddlestonmollie
05-31-2022, 07:32 PM
locatray - I live in Illinois too. Love your houses!

mrubyjean
05-31-2022, 07:40 PM
Love your houses, huddlestonmollie ~ so cheerful!

nanner
05-31-2022, 07:51 PM
Mollie, those are splendid! Thanks for posting them and the update. (And P.S. I grew up in Southern Illinois and it's still a place I consider "home.")

huddlestonmollie
05-31-2022, 08:04 PM
Thank you nanner and mrubyjean for the sweet comments! And Nanner, I was born in Illinois but we moved to Southern California when I was three and I spent my "formative" (plus some) years out there. California is a place I love. I now live across the river from St. Louis and what's considered Southern Illinois is about two hours away. Small world.

nanner
05-31-2022, 08:53 PM
Small world, indeed. Sounds like we've criss crossed paths over the years. I'm familiar with Collinsville and have visited The World's Largest Ketchup Bottle several times.

:D

huddlestonmollie
05-31-2022, 11:35 PM
Yes, itís our claim to fame. Weíre also the Horseradish capital of the world.😍

CiCiCreates
06-01-2022, 07:34 AM
Mollie, my favorites are the rooftop garden (so colorful and creative); and the mosaic roof (colors, knocker, and little bird). Love your wonderful creations!

huddlestonmollie
06-01-2022, 10:47 AM
Thank you so much CiCi!

nanner
06-01-2022, 12:50 PM
Yes, it’s our claim to fame. We’re also the Horseradish capital of the world.��

Nice! Condiments are big in your neighborhood. :jiggy:

huddlestonmollie
06-06-2022, 05:23 PM
Hi Nanner! I put my houses in the mail today. Hope they get there soon. Thanks for hosting this awesome swap!

Miss Fame
06-06-2022, 05:59 PM
My houses are heading your way Nan through USPS. :jiggy:

https://scontent-ort2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.15752-9/284825601_786637805657146_3837615514216089772_n.jp g?_nc_cat=106&ccb=1-7&_nc_sid=ae9488&_nc_ohc=8F9tVFk1qRoAX-6RTnE&_nc_ht=scontent-ort2-1.xx&oh=03_AVJ5TkH8gfsk0rzIi7Ct1v5bGNHVeD3QEuFUoRrVlcSS LQ&oe=62C5ED39

The window blinds open on this one, showing off a home chef kitty meow meow...
https://scontent-ort2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.15752-9/282870112_1048408805805335_5974665165014298497_n.j pg?_nc_cat=104&ccb=1-7&_nc_sid=ae9488&_nc_ohc=tTJ-QyZml0UAX9p-Vkg&tn=j6hvk9za-J5gH9RM&_nc_ht=scontent-ort2-1.xx&oh=03_AVI4nB5lFjsMo8dr8iy8iqIeBkOG1mpaJf6zURXJbB7l bQ&oe=62C3F004

Smidgen
06-06-2022, 06:39 PM
Loving the kitties, Miss Fame! I’m always loving the kitties! Kitties and houses definitely one of the best combos!
Thank you to those that are inspiring me to keep up with the Whimsical House Journal!

jezebelle
06-06-2022, 07:01 PM
Hello nanner and tiny house makers

I noticed that you had a couple of builders drop out. Do you have a waitlist? Are you accepting new contractors?
I ask because I was inspired by this swap and have been hard at work building some tiny houses of my own.
If you accept my bid, these tiny houses plus a tiny haunted house (nearly complete) could be at the post office tomorrow morning.

232390

They have been constructed with care and attention to detail. They are flat and to size. They are sturdy and thick. Iím not sure what constitutes finished edges, but I have cut them as neatly as my skills and tools allow. The edges are colored. They have a bit more detail than my poor photos show. And thereís a tiny apple. Donít you just love tiny apples?

No hard feelings if the home ownerís association says no. But I thought it wouldnít hurt to ask.

jezebelle
06-06-2022, 07:02 PM
On viewing the actual post, I’d say a LOT more detail than my poor photo skills show…

nanner
06-06-2022, 07:08 PM
My houses are heading your way Nan through USPS. :jiggy:

The window blinds open on this one, showing off a home chef kitty meow meow...


SO FABULOUS! I'll let you know when they land in nannerland! :jiggy:

nanner
06-06-2022, 07:10 PM
Hello nanner and tiny house makers

I noticed that you had a couple of builders drop out. Do you have a waitlist? Are you accepting new contractors?


The Homeowner's Association took a vote and it was a unanimous YES! Please join us! I'll send my address. Your houses are great and a welcome addition to the swap.

:D

nanner
06-06-2022, 07:19 PM
Rosecake! Your little lovelies have landed! They are "model" homes. :laugh:

I appreciate the extra so very much. Very generous of you!

jezebelle
06-06-2022, 07:30 PM
:jiggy: Happy dancing in the streets of my new neighborhood! :jiggy:

thank you

jezebelle
06-06-2022, 08:38 PM
So, how do you all usually handle this?

4. Postage: Please include the same amount of postage in $US dollars that it takes to mail the art to me (stamps, cash, PayPal or Venmo.)

I will need to send stamps or cash, I donít do PayPal or Venmo. Is there a typical amount I should add? Or do I mail the houses then send an envelope with the cash/stamps?

nanner
06-06-2022, 09:14 PM
Jezebelle...I sent a private message to you. :D

mrubyjean
06-07-2022, 12:17 AM
My houses are done too!

jezebelle
06-07-2022, 01:50 PM
Tiny houses are in the mail. I tried to take better photos before they left, as well as the 5th house. I’ll see what I can do with that later tonight…

nanner
06-07-2022, 06:37 PM
Thanks for the updates! There are some mighty fine buildings heading my way.

Martha, your houses are so lovely! All the details are just beautiful.

jezebelle
06-07-2022, 10:11 PM
I’m not sure if these photos are better
they always look decent on my end, but then often look crappy in the post, I don’t know how to fix that
These should at least be more close up

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nanner
06-07-2022, 11:21 PM
Love them Jez! They are wonderfully varied. I love the idea of the "log" cabin. Beautiful work!

nanner
06-10-2022, 12:05 PM
Hi, all. We're hitting the HOME stretch for the swap. Most everyone has posted progress, so I'll let you know as the art arrives.

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CiCiCreates
06-10-2022, 12:26 PM
I plan to get mine in the mail early next week.

nanner
06-10-2022, 07:14 PM
FAME! Your package-o-splendor has landed! Truly beautiful work as always. I very much appreciate the extra abode.

nanner
06-10-2022, 07:45 PM
Jez, your fantastical creations are here as well! Beautifully packaged and fab. Thank you so very much for the keepsake. I am a lucky ducky indeed! :duck:

nanner
06-11-2022, 07:32 PM
Mollie! Your wonderful creations have landed! The gift house rocks my socks off! Robert Redford can be my neighbor ANY day. :jiggy:

miss
06-12-2022, 08:12 PM
I "built" my houses last weekend, and had every intention of putting on the final touches at some point during the week... and that never happened :( Anyhow, they're done now and I will get them to the post office tomorrow. Fingers crossed they can get to you in a week!

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TherapeuticArt
06-13-2022, 07:58 PM
Nice construction, Miss!!

nanner
06-13-2022, 08:32 PM
Martha, your collection of little lovelies has landed! Thank you so very much for the extra house. :wubclub:

CiCiCreates
06-13-2022, 11:46 PM
I could have sworn I posted here much earlier today that my houses went in the mail to you and that I got tracking, and that you should receive them on Wednesday. Can’t find it now, so I’m posting again (loosing my mind!)

nanner
06-14-2022, 12:30 AM
CiCi, you definitely posted earlier, and I also responded to it. What the heck happened?! :eek:

CiCiCreates
06-14-2022, 08:50 AM
Thanks Nanner! You saved me from wondering if I was going crazy! Can’t imagine what happened!

nanner
06-14-2022, 07:56 PM
I read about a glitch in another thread...something about restoring a member's lost info caused 20-hours of posts to disappear. I left some iTraders yesterday that were still there when I checked for them today, thankfully.

Smidgen
06-15-2022, 01:18 PM
Great houses, miss!

nanner
06-15-2022, 06:58 PM
miss, your houses arrived in record speed! They are here, and they are lovely. I appreciate the keepsake house so very much!

CiCi, your beauties are here, too! They feel so sturdy and tactile in the hand. Wonderful work! Many thanks for the extra house.

miss
06-15-2022, 08:41 PM
miss, your houses arrived in record speed! They are here, and they are lovely. I appreciate the keepsake house so very much!

Yikes, I mailed them Monday after work... that is seriously impressive speed by USPS!

prex
06-16-2022, 05:24 PM
Well… I haven’t been able to get to the post office to mail mine. I’m sorry to have to withdraw. I’m going to post a pic anyway. Nanner, let me know your favorite and I’ll send it your way.

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jezebelle
06-16-2022, 05:26 PM
Gorgeous!

nanner
06-16-2022, 06:58 PM
Well… I haven’t been able to get to the post office to mail mine. I’m sorry to have to withdraw. I’m going to post a pic anyway. Nanner, let me know your favorite and I’ll send it your way.

So lovely. Sending a PM to you...

miss
06-16-2022, 10:32 PM
Those are so lovely and fabric-y, prex!

catladybj
06-17-2022, 11:38 AM
I'm going to have to opt out, my little houses will not get there by Monday.
I'll have to try to get them in my gallery.

TherapeuticArt
06-18-2022, 07:57 AM
great houses Prex, very cool!!!

nanner
06-18-2022, 11:11 AM
Thanks for the updates. It's almost time for our block party (swap time!) :jiggy:

Rosecake
06-18-2022, 12:50 PM
Super houses, Prex!

nanner
06-20-2022, 07:50 PM
We're in the HOME stretch, all! I hadn't realized when I set the swap deadline that today was a Fed holiday (no mail,) so I'll be swapping these out as soon as our last little treasures arrive. :D

nanner
06-21-2022, 08:18 PM
Prex, your houses flew over here quicker than Dorothy's place in Oz. Your work is so beautiful. Thank you for the keepsake piece!

Laffqueen
06-21-2022, 09:32 PM
Jezebel,e and prex your beautiful teensy houses are fantastic

nanner
06-22-2022, 08:56 PM
Alrighty, my happy homebuilders, the majority of envies have headed out today...and the second batch will be postal tomorrow.

I know you hear this over and over, but please just take note one more time...YOU ROCK'S...they matter. We spend much time, energy and effort to create the art. Leaving "you rock's/rep points" is a kind way to not only thank the artists who created the work, but it also lets them know that their artwork found a good "home." Please take a few moments to leave these comments. It matters!

:wubclub:

nanner
06-23-2022, 06:43 PM
The final returns left nannerland today. This is my fave part of the swap: when the art lands. :jiggy:

TherapeuticArt
06-24-2022, 07:19 PM
Wow, looks like I am the first to get my cards- all the way in DC! Thanks Nanner for a great, fun swap and thanks to Prex79, Miss, Lazyshadows, & Laffqueen for great constuctions!!

nanner
06-24-2022, 08:21 PM
Woo hoo! First arrivals!!! :jiggy:

Smidgen
06-25-2022, 10:32 AM
I got my super wonderful little houses yesterday! Thank you so much for the awesome swap, nanner!! I am ready to have it again! I just LOVE whimsical houses!!

jezebelle
06-25-2022, 01:55 PM
I Love Mail Day! Check out my neighborhood…

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Thank you mrubyjean, locatray, lazyshadows, Heathermae77, Smidgen and nanner!

I hope others will post their neighborhoods. Eager to see the tiny houses that weren’t already posted here…

And nanner, thanks for the bookmark, I love it. Extra appropriate, as mail day is also “library” day. My town is sooo small. I don’t even get mail delivery. And the library is a small book shelf and a couple of cardboard boxes in the lobby of the PO, honor system.

nanner
06-25-2022, 03:35 PM
Jez, thank you for posting a pic of your neighborhood! They look so sweet all lined up like that.

And I thought I grew up in a small town (we had a stop sign and one church, but no PO.) I hope your postmaster is ready for what I hope will be a deluge of beautiful ART MAIL!

NancyL
06-25-2022, 04:03 PM
As a host, I am interested in which places the mail art lands first. Yours have now reached the west coast which must be crowded on such a hot day! My cards are in Oregon. thanks for hosting, Nanner.

mwilding
06-25-2022, 05:28 PM
so much fun here! thank you, nanner, for this swap and terrific returns!!

CiCiCreates
06-25-2022, 05:56 PM
My returns are here, and they are all wonderful! Thanks to Huddlestonmollie; Prex; Lazyshadows; Nanner; mrubyjean. And to Nanner for hosting another fun swap! I took a pic of my neighborhood and will post soon. Off to give reps now.

Miss Fame
06-25-2022, 09:07 PM
My returns arrived today! They are so cute!:cute: Thank you Nanner for being such a fabulous hostess!:wubclub:
I'm off to leave some love now.

CiCiCreates
06-26-2022, 03:56 PM
Here are my little neighborhood returns, from huddlestonmollie , Prex, Lazyhadows, Nanner, mrubyjean.

mrubyjean
06-27-2022, 04:41 PM
My lovely houses arrived ~ thanks to CiCiCreates, HeatherMae77, jezebelle, NancyL and wonderful host, nanner!

jezebelle
06-27-2022, 05:51 PM
Cici, thanks for posting pics of your neighborhood!

nanner
06-27-2022, 06:16 PM
Here are my little neighborhood returns, from huddlestonmollie , Prex, Lazyhadows, Nanner, mrubyjean.

Lovely neighborhood, CiCi! Thanks for posting the pic. :D

LCArtist
06-28-2022, 10:22 PM
OOPs, I looked away . I put the wrong discription. Love your tiny house with the lips on the chimney. Your creativity is wicked!

Rosecake
06-29-2022, 08:58 PM
Love my returns from huddlestmollie, Prex, Miss Fame, Smidgen and super hostess Nannerkins!!!

nanner
06-30-2022, 10:12 PM
Thanks for the updates! We have one overseas delivery, but the rest of the returns should have found their new neighborhoods by now.

huddlestonmollie
07-02-2022, 02:17 PM
I received my fabulous houses yesterday! I love them and want to thank CiCi, Nancy L., Laffqueen, and Lazyshadows for their beautiful creations. A special thanks to nanner for hosting. I loved this swap!!!