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Sunday, August 24, 2014

Stash buster playhouse complete!

So Simon's playhouse, I am proud to say was finished yesterday, just in time for today's birthday bash.  While it wasn't super excited about it at this point, as he gets older, he'll love it and spend a lot of time there.




I had a blast making this.  I personalized it a lot as you can see from the embroidery I completed on it.  I finally had to say enough!  Some of these motifs took an hour each!

The pattern directions were very straight forward and simple to read and follow.  I am not sure if I ordered the pattern pieces or not or just the directions.  I had to guess quite a bit on what the shapes were for the embellishments on the house.  They look at least close to being sort of right.  If I had a few pieces of advice I would recommend the following:
1.  Purchase your card table first, prior to constructing anything!
2.  This takes quite a bit of fabric, about six yards or so total for the walls and roof.  Either use coupons or wait for a good sale.  I bought all my materials 50% off and this still cost about 45 to 50 bucks.
3.  Fit the roof before you do anything with attaching the walls.  My roof line had some curves at the edges which greatly effected the fit of the walls.
4.  After I pin fit the walls, I attached them with my serger.  The patterns recommend french seams, but I opted for a serger.

Have fun personalizing this and making it fun for the child and you!  My daughter and son-in-law love animals so I added the kitten and dog embroidery.  I also plan to 'mail' Simon some letters that he can add to his mailbox.   

Now to the important part: a picture of the birthday boy! 

Thanks for reading!
Sue

2 comments:

  1. This is adorable and he looks so happy!

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    1. Thanks Dorthy! He did look happy! It was an awesome day!

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