Saturday, January 4, 2014

Ledge Village Grows • More Little Houses

I haven't posted about my Ledge Village in a long time, since July of last year in fact. 2013 was a milestone year for me because I started earning income through my blog and craft world and it was via an avenue I had not predicted. In June I started selling my cutting files via the Silhouette online store, and almost weekly I have added new files to my growing portfolio. The largest group is my Ledge Village series which started as a small project to make an awkward ledge in my laundry room a little less awkward. People keep asking for more additions to Ledge Village and I keep having more ideas.  Last week I added a Ski Chalet to the expanding collection. All this January snow has mer thinking in that direction!

My village now stretches almost 2/3's of the way across the sunroom ledge.  Here it is shortly after we got the tree decorated - and it doesn't include the ski lodge yet! I can't photograph the entire village up close anymore but you can see the scope here.

Since that July post I have expanded the building variations for Ledge Village to include a second store front with park bench.....


Tower home. This was adapted from my Haunted House.

 The Fullerton House patterned after the Sears and Roebuck kit house from 1923...

 And a winter tree to match the changing seasons.

One of my goals for 2014 is to figure out how to transfer these files to SVG format so I can sell them to people with other brands of cutting machines. Anyone discover a .studio to .svg transfer method yet (one that doesn't require redrawing or reassembling everything?)

Wishing you all a very wonderful 2014!

© 2014 Marji Roy, Ashbee Design

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  1. I use to convert files so that I can cut them on my Brother Scan N Cut. It's a free program online.

    1. I registered and gave it a try. It can convert SVG files into other formats. I need something that can convert .studio files into .svg. This doesn't seem to do that unless you know a trick I am missing. Any hints appreciated!

  2. These are all so fantastic.....what a great town.

    1. Thanks, Merry. I have always had a thing for tiny houses and this project really conveys that love. More to come!

  3. I apologize for the lengthy SPM comment that appeared here this morning. I hope this is not indicative of a new SPAM trend! I deleted it and hope it didn't offend anyone. Marji

  4. I turn off the grid, fill my image in a strong colour and take a SnapNDrag picture which saves as a png. Then I trace it into Make the Cut, which I can then export as a SVG. I'm a total newbie at this, but found this workaround. Perhaps there are easier ways. :)