Hey crafty pals! I wanted to pop in to share my latest sewing project--a fabric dollhouse for my little gal! What fun it was to create, too. I don't sew as much as I'd like to (primarily because it's SO much easier to just grab a ball of yarn and a crochet hook and watch Downton Abbey mindlessly) but I enjoy it every time I pop up the ol' Singer.
This is a project from UK Lass in the US, and what a fun one it is. UK Lass even has a fun flickr group to check out for fabric dollhouse inspiration. You have the ability to make it super simple or get super-fancy--whatever you have the time/skill/energy/supplies for. What fun! (Warning, once you look at the Flickr group you WILL want to make one!)
I used stiff felt from my stash for all of the windows. The little framed decorations you see on the inner walls are paper scrapbooking embellishments that I used a heavy duty no-sew iron-on adhesive to attach. It worked like a charm--this little house is over a month old and has been played with a lot and they're still just as strong as the first day I attached them.
The outer woodgrain fabric was the only fabric I purchased specifically for this project. Really, I could have just used scraps that I had on hand, but I wanted a certain "look" so I bought a small remnant of this fabric on Etsy. The fabric is a Joel Dewberry design called Aviary 2 Woodgrain in Bark and was purchased from Etsy seller HB Fabrics (I highly recommend the seller).
The rest of the fabric used was scraps leftover from other various projects. I know I have already said it, but I had so much fun designing this little house. It kind of made me feel like a kid again.
Remember how I said that it's easier to grab a ball of yarn and a crochet hook than it is to pull out all the sewing stuff? It's partly my own fault because I'm so very messy. I just can't be a neat and organized crafter, no matter what I do.
I made some small errors (some fixable, some not) but overall, I'm not complaining because this project ended with a HAPPY child. Seriously happy.
I'd estimate that this project took about 6 hours to complete (mistakes included). So yeah, no plans for making another any time soon. You've probably noticed that I'm way more into the hour-or-less category of projects. A girl's gotta sleep sometime, you know?
So, are you putting this project on your "to-make" list?
P.S. 9 weeks or so until baby Bennett is expected to arrive... The countdown begins!