Wednesday, June 9, 2010

And speaking of playhouses. . .

Meghan and I both loved Jill's felt playhouse over at homemade by jill, so we were inspired to make our own! Meghan made one to give to her son for Christmas, and mine was for my niece's first birthday. They both turned out great. I wish I had one when I was a kid. Here is Meghan's house (and her adorable son):

The mailbox in progress

The tree side before assembly

A closeup of the garden. The tire swing that is hanging from the tree has an opening on the bottom so that his small stuffed animals can sit on the swing (very clever).

Henry with one of the flowers from the front door side.

Henry busy at play (he is wearing homemade PJ pants too!)

My house is below, but first I need to give my wonderful mother some credit. I made the larger house pieces, and my mom made all of the accessory pieces (the fruit, veggies, animals, etc...). She had many great ideas to add to the house.

Front door

Her garden grows green beans, peas, lettuce, carrots, potatoes, beets, tomatoes, corn, and green onions (thanks mom!)

Her orchard can be bare for winter...

or full of life for the spring!
The back is a stand that can sell veggies from her garden...

or fruit from her orchard!

Here is Mary picking apples in her orchard,

and sharing them with her mom.

And planting some potatoes.

So now the big question is what to do with the big stack of extra felt sitting in my living room (my husband is getting quite annoyed with it!) So in the next few weeks be on the lookout for felt-o-rama! We will be making projects that use half a yard (or much less) of felt every Wednesday for the next month (or maybe more).


  1. So cute! If you wanted to make another children's project, you could do a felt storyboard. I used to love those.

  2. LOVE your playhouse!!! The orchard, the fruit stand with the awning ... all brilliant. I'd love to include this in my next reader roundup.

  3. Just hopped over to say thanks for your sweet comment over at Ucreate! Your felt house is gorgeous! I've been using my excess felt for just about anything I can think of! Between pieces of flannel on a rag quilt, to give some heft on a strippy quilt (no way to explain - that's what my MIL calls it - I'll do a tute one day), backing to a gathered pillow front. It's much more versatile than I realized. :)

  4. Stopping by from your comment at UCreate! I'm in the middle of making one of these for my boys. I love your creativity, and your pictures are very inspiring!