Today I must share with you an idea I stumbled upon over the weekend for creating a portable fabric/ felt dolls house -- perfect for the car or in restaurants or at weddings or any other time your wayward child must sit still for any length of time! Best of all, these 'doll' houses are not just for girls; you could adapt the design to make a 'barn' house for those of you (including me!) with a boy-o.
I found the tutorial here from the blog UK Lass in the US and I am so keen to make one for Fern! Check the basic example out below:
Isn't it adorable? And the best part is, the design is only limited by your own imagination! There's even a Flikr group showcasing the creations and variations on the dolls house submitted by other readers. There are so many amazing designs featured, I hardly know where to start! These are just a few of my faves:
What do you think? I really really want to make one. I'm thinking a horse stable for Fern, because she is slightly horse mad. With plastic horses, or maybe mini My-Little-Ponies. Yes, I'm full of excitement about this project except.... I am feeling the tiniest bit time-poor at the mo. Elliott and Fern are taking up pretty much 100% of my time and I am not finding many spare moments to whip out the sewing machine! I went onto Etsy to (shame shame) buy one but they didn't really have much in the way of pickings, and nothing really took my fancy. So I'm going to have to find the time on this one! But it will involve getting 2 kids into the car and over to Spotlight. In truth, I haven't ventured out of the house by myself with the two of them yet. I am the teensiest bit intimidated by the thought, and have no idea how to do it. Shopping stage fright, if you will. Helllp!