My neighborhood is going to draw from homes, people, animals, borders, verses, and motifs from historical samplers. I love the idea of this project being a history lesson, so I plan to learn a lot as I construct my own historical neighborhood. I pulled the following charts from my stash.
My next step is to figure out what elements I want to use and how they will all fit together. One of the things that intimidates me about the neighborhoods I've seen is scale. I'm worried about the size of everything being "off." So I figured with historical samplers it wouldn't matter! Don't be surprised then when you see a person larger than one of the houses! I definitely like symmetry is design, but I'm thinking this neighborhood is going to flow all over the place. I just hope it doesn't turn out to be a mess!
Anyway, I have a lot of work ahead of me, but I'm so excited about the project and learning more about all the neighborhoods you have planned!