Thursday, February 18, 2010

I don't have a house, but at least my kids will.

I had one of these cute little houses growing up and thought it'd be a fun, inexpensive gift for Christmas, so I convinced my mom it'd be a fun project to work on with me. (I only had to buy 5 yards of fabric for the walls and ceiling. We used scraps for the rest of the decorations.) No really, it was fun though!

I made this for my in-laws, who have three little girls. It ended up taking us a few days of all day cutting and sewing, since we were basically just figuring it out as we went looking at the one my mom had as a model.

We had fun doing it and decided it wouldn't be that bad to make them in 'bulk' so now we're making one for me and my two sisters. They're looking so great and we're adding other things to make them personal. Like a train track instead of a road or a princess castle instead of a mushroom house. (I'll post pictures of that one when it's done.)




27 comments:

Violet said...

That is so, so, so cute!! You did an amazing job! Are you going to be selling these on etsy or at craft fairs? Truly adorable and so much fun! Makes me want to be five years old, so I can play under the card table again too! :)

Kayla said...

That's adorable Debbie! I try to avoid sewing whenever it's possible because I'm really bad at it. I'm really impressed with your mad skillz!

Owen's Mom said...

Those are adorable! What a wonderful idea.

Susan said...

Oh my gosh, Debbie! You have to show me how to do that! You are really good at sewing! I am super impressed!

Jillybean said...

REally cute! I'm sure the kids will love playing in them.

L.T. Elliot said...

Those are DARLING! Do you sell them because I have two nieces who I know would LOVE them!

Jillene said...

SUPER cute!! I am all things sewing illiterate--trust me--I hae tried and tried and it's just not my forte.

Brie said...

I love them. You should make them and sell them on etsy!

Jenni Elyse said...

How fun! That's awesome! I love it. Great job! :)

Olivia Carter said...

Ah will you please teach me! That is SO AWESOME! I'll bet your kids go wild for it!

Sue said...

Debbie, that is so cute! You do have some mad sewing skillz! I may need to enlist my mom in making Ellie one of these! It's times like this I wish I had learned to sew...

Kristina P. said...

This is such a fun idea, Debbie!

Barbaloot said...

That is too cute-and must have taken tons of time. How fun:)

Erin said...

These are So cute! Honestly if you decide to sell them I would definitely buy one from you straight up! Let me know!

Victoria said...

OH! I want to come in:) My boys had a teepee growing up, and they would sleep in there... eat in there... awesome.

Accounting Muse said...

Fun, fun! If you decide to sell them I would buy one from you as well!! :)

BrittLit said...

First off, that house is so cute. Secondly, sorry it's taken me so long to respond. In My Mailbox is a meme created by the Story Siren in which bloggers can share items that they have received that week, even if they weren't technically in their mailbox. (Example: library books, boos you bought at a store or borrowed from a friend) I do get ARCs from publisher or authors, that would like me to review my books. In reference to you getting ARCs let me give you this link http://www.thestorysiren.com/2009/12/blog-advice.html
this is a compilation post of all the advice Story Siren has for bloggers looking to break into book reviewing. I think it is very helpful. You should definitely just review books on your site that you already have access too and if you find one you really want and advanced copy of find the books publisher or agent and jot them a note.
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Christie said...

Love it! That is darling.

Amber Lynae said...

That is super cute. I but the little ones love it.

Me (aka Danielle) said...

Those are AMAZING! You should lock the market down on those and sell them! Seriously!

Heids said...

That turned out amazing. I'm so excited for current project!

H.K. said...

Wow, you are talented! I loved the houses!

Rachel Sue said...

These are great. I think you did an awesome job, especially for not having a pattern.

Jill Hunt said...

What a great idea! I love it! I may have to copy it!

Sell...Party Of 4 said...

SOOO creative, I love that you made it yourself instead of buying one like I did!

Melanie said...

That is so cute! Great job! I've very impressed with the creativity!

lornamorris said...

This is the most beautiful house in the world because it is made heartily and it is just awesome. I like this house very much in fact I will buy same like it very soon.
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