Felt Playhouse March 15, 2011 – Posted in: SYTYC
Wow, what a whirlwind this has been!! Thank you to everyone for your support, votes, and words of encouragement. I loved having this experience with Meredith, and making it so far with her was a victory for our entire family. I proud of you, Mister Sister, and I love you! And it was fun to go to the finals against someone who was not my family! Thanks for the fun, Amy! You’re such a sweet girl and I love your blog!
I’m doing the really unexciting task of getting our house ready for a walkthrough on Sunday. We renewed our lease for another year so all the little things I’ve been ignoring for months, as well as the messes I haven’t cleaned up during the past 10 weeks, are finally getting taken care of. It feels (and looks!) great, but it’s exhausting and time consuming. I’ve been working on my tutorials at night as I relax in my bed, so start looking for them in the next few days!
In the mean time, here’s my entry from the finals!
When I was a little girl I really wanted an awesome playhouse. I’d build tents and forts out of blankets and chairs and in my mind, turn them into grand places that occupied my time for hours. So when I started brainstorming ideas for my final project, I decided to build my girls the playhouse I’d dreamed of as a kid.
Made from PVC pipe and felt, this adorable house features 4 different sides for endless hours of play. It is fully customizable to the games they like to play the most.
Already getting plenty of play time, our house has a post office with in and out boxes complete with fabric envelopes stuffed with crayon-scribbled notes of love, a market with fruits, vegetables, and breads, all ready to be selected and enjoyed, a flower shop with gorgeous fabric flowers, and a house with curtains, window box, and a door that really closes.
One of my favorite things about the playhouse is that it can be completely disassembled for easy storage when not in use. Taking only minutes to put back up, your kids can enjoy the house without sacrificing permanent floor space. We’ve played inside and outside and have been having a ball with it. And it thrills me to know we’ll all enjoy the house for many years to come!
Sarah March 18, 2011 - 00:13
Congrats on the big win!!
-Sarah from Create Studio
michal March 18, 2011 - 10:35
This is so great, a dream house for any child! Ilove it!
Jessica March 18, 2011 - 22:47
Hi there, I just wanted to say that I thought your playhouse was fantastic! I absolutely loved the imaginative different sides as well as it’s practicality. Congrats on your win & congrats on your pregnancy!
Jennifer March 20, 2011 - 12:38
You are truly talented! Awesome project!!!
Caroline May 09, 2011 - 01:44
I’ve come across plenty of felt makes recently but this is by far the biggest! It’s absolutely amazing. Love the way you can customise for your child’s play. As soon as my little one outgrows her Cozy Cottage, I’m making one!
jill December 29, 2011 - 10:13
Do you have a tutorial for this?
monique July 23, 2012 - 16:23
Can I haave the intructions to your fort
Joanna October 26, 2012 - 16:46
I’m a teacher and would love to make this fort as an auction item at our next school fundraiser. Do you have instructions for making this fort?
Melissa October 28, 2012 - 00:18 – In reply to: Joanna
I don’t, I’m sorry! There are similar ones available, though. I hope you find something that works!
Jeanine December 20, 2012 - 19:27
Do you have a pattern for the felt playhouse? I teach first grade and I think my students would love this!