Before I went to New York I wanted to make something for my girls to play with whilst I was away. I’d been wanting to make them a little portable dollhouse for a while and I came across UK Lass in the US fabric dollhouse tutorial, its a great tutorial. I will warn you however, its pretty time consuming. It looks like a simple sweet gift but it takes a good 3days to complete, I’d say. Or maybe a whole day if you could dedicate that kind of uninterrupted time. I’m a pretty slow crafter. I check and double check and I think things through a lot first so maybe its just me! Who knows!
Anyway in the end each little girl had one of these to play with and take around with them while I was away.
They LOVE them. if you have a little girl in your life its totally worth the time. Its a very inexpensive project. I didn’t use the recommended stiffening I just used these
I think they’re easier to use and they hold up well once you’ve wrapped and stuck them with wadding and masking tape. If you sew your sections so they’re very snug it helps the structure too and they’re easy to slide in because they bend a little. (Although I’m pretty sure if it got sat on it’d break.)
I also painted little wooden peg dolls in replica of each of them, which they also loved. Except I used water based paint and didn’t seal it. The second they got handled with little sticky fingers they got all smudged. oops.
I made another one for one of our little friends for Christmas.
It looked like a fabric dollhouse village at our house, before the purple one got wrapped up and put in the mail. They really are a cute and fun idea! You could probably squeeze one in before Christmas if you need one last hand made gift!
What last minute gifts are you making/finishing up? I’ve got some fun ornaments I’m going to share tomorrow…if I get them finished!