Saturday, January 17, 2009

Home for the Holiday's...

When I came across this fabric doll house tutorial in December I knew instantly that I would have to give it a go. I also knew exactly whom I was going to make it for. It honestly took only about a day and a half between cutting the materials and then assembling them by machine and hand. I had so much fun playing with the design that I'll probably make another for my little girl when she turns 2 later this year.



Sarah got this for Christmas with her smaller dolls in mind. She loves it, maybe even more than I do. It was hard to part with but I'm sure it will go even faster the second time around. I increased the size of the dollhouse from the 4"x 6" size in the tutorial to around 10"x 12". I used plastic canvas mesh and batting taped around the edges as it was suggested to keep from slipping inside the pieced fabric. I appliqu├ęd the windows, doors and greenery motif with a basic slip stitch. Using only stash fabric I was able to stay true to Sarah's "mostly purple" rule.




I love working with felt and the creative process that this took. I would highly recommend trying it on a weekend if you have some patience. I'm sure everyone knows a special little girl or two that would deserve such a timeless gift. If you want to see more pictures of the doll house click to see my flickr album.

15 comments:

Christina said...

Beautiful! And sure to be a treasured gift. How I would have loved this when I was little!

Evelyn said...

What an adorable dollhouse! It looks like it was a lot of fun to create. Your blog is lovely.

Jill L said...

This turned out great!

Aunt Kathy said...

I LOVE it. I am already imagining a bay version, perhaps for match box cars... I wonder if I could pull it off???

Ani said...

You did SUCH a beautiful job!!

Nettie said...

It looks great! I know my kiddies would love something like this ;D

Beverly said...

Wow! It's lovely. I love the embellishments.

Aline said...

This is sooo cute! A very useful toy I am sure will be loved for generations! Thanks for sharing it.

knitsational said...

That's adorable! I'm going to have to make a couple for my little girls.

Monica said...

Loved this doll house, I am alot in your blogg reading :)
And I have given you a award in my blogg :)

Mariposa said...

Oh that is absolutely precious!

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