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 appliquéd 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.