Anyway I saw these cute card table felt houses on Etsy. She was charging about 200 dollars for one. I don't have that kind of money! BUT I do know where to by felt. So I went to JoAnn's and bought a bunch of different colors.
My 4 year old LOVES yellow, so that is what she choose. I then brought it all home (about 30 dollars worth!!!) measured my card board table and cut out the lengths plus about an inch for seam allowance. I then let it sit for about 3 months untouched because I got overwhelmed.... SO this is my "finish it now" post. Well sort of, more of a "work on it again, hope to finish it this time" post.
Here is what I have so far.
|Apple tree and rose bush|
I would have to say that if you are going to "build" your child a house, assemble it first by sewing it, and then just hot glue everything on. The reason for this is that while you work on all your details your child can be inside playing already! I was serenaded the entire time I worked on this today by the 4 year old. Monkey's jumping on the bed never sounded better! She was happy and so was I!!!
|close up of the mailbox|
To make the mailbox I took some felt and folded in the sides then glued them down to form a pocket, then added a flap to the back with a little heart on it.
|Awww, it opens!|
They LOVE the mailbox. I highly recommend one if you are making a house!
|the cute little letters.|