Sunday, March 28, 2010

Felt House-A-Long DONE (Pt. 1)

OK, I have a confession. This is Pt. 1 of DONE (much like I have documents at work that are final, final-final, final3, etc) because there are a few other things I need to do to the house before it's really done, but it's done enough for now. Some things it needs are grass. And fruit in the tree. And greenery in the planter boxes. But right now Lincoln's young enough that he could care less, so I'm putting the finishing touches on hold for right now. I'm burned out on felt, and I have several other projects I'm itching to start.

So, let's take a little tour. Starting with the front, I decided to simplify and not try to put a window on the front. But I did think it looked kind of plain, so I added a planter on the "front porch." One of these days, it will be abloom with greenery.
Also, I'm still working on the doorknob. For those interested, it involves felt, hot glue, hand stitching (which I hate), a washer, a blank button back, and the cap from a can of spray adhesive. That's all I'll say for now. ;)

Moving to the left side, it's fairly plain. It has a window with an empty planter box, and a chimney. The cool thing (to me) about this chimney is that some of the bricks are velcroed on, so Lincoln can be a brick-mason like this great-uncle when he's in the mood. :) Also, notice that it sticks up past the "roof." You can kind of see in the picture of the front that it's visible from all sides. :)


The right side has another window (with empty window box) and one side of the tree. It's tough to see the detail from here, but I free-motion quilted the greenery on the tree, and I'm really pleased with the effect close-up. This side will be a lot more exciting with fruit, grass, and maybe some flowers.


Finally, the back. It has the other side of the tree, a "sliding glass door," light fixture, and the awesome hose I blogged about earlier. Notice though that I added the knob where he can "turn the water on and off."


So that's my house! It took a little while (but not too long) for Lincoln to decide he loved it. I'm not sure if there is a better reward than a grin like this:


I'll be linking to the parties on the left.

**Edited to add that I'm also linking to:



Whatever Goes Wednesday @
Someday Crafts





23 comments:

  1. The house is awesome! Great job! Please check out my blog for a little bit of sunshine i've sent your way! Happy Monday!

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  2. I love it! I really like the chimney, so cute!

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  3. I love the chimney!! What a fun felt house!!

    Thanks for linking @Creative Itch's "Sew Cute Tuesday"!!

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  4. So creative! Looks like your kiddo is really enjoying it. :-)

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  5. Great job, thanks so much for linking up on Craft schooling Sunday, can't wait to see what else you've been up to in the weeks to come! all the best, Sara

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  6. That turned out so cute!! You've got me motivated. Now I think I'm ready to start mine. Had the felt waiting for me for 3 months now.

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  7. I love our felt house. I wish I was motivated enough to make one for my son. I have a McLinky party called Tot Tuesdays. I hope you’ll stop by & link up:
    http://delicious-ambiguity-nennyk.blogspot.com/
    Cheers!

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  8. I LOVE LOVE LOVE how it turned out! Sooo amazing with all the extra details you put into it! Great job! : )

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  9. So, so cute!!! You did a wonderful job and included all the perfect little details. I know your little one loves it!

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  10. This is great! What little kid wouldn't love one of these? And your details are fabulous- I love the chimney!

    Thank you for linking this to A Little Craft Therapy with Life in the Pitts.

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  11. absolutely adorable! great job! I dropped in from Blue Cricket. Hope to see you back at my place soon! until later...

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  12. Love this! I would love for you to come link up over at my blog! I've got prizes :)
    -Jill
    http://womenwhodoitall.blogspot.com

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  13. That is awesome!! And what a sweet smile he has!! Thanks for linking up with us at Someday Crafts for Whatever Goes Wednesday!

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  14. Boy do I love this! I would have made this for my boys when they were little, instead they got a generic tee pee I figured out how to make! Who knew such cute ideas were floating around out there? And now they are too old :(

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  15. wow it looks great. I love the chimney and the hose.

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  16. Thanks so much for all the positive feedback! I confess, I thrive on it. :) I'll link up again when I finally put the finishing touches on it in 3 or 4 months. ;)

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  17. WOW! How very cool!

    Thanks for joining Get Your Craft on Thursday. Please join me next week for another wonderful party!!

    Please stop by next week I am having guest over each day and I would love for you to tell them HI!

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  18. Thanks for linking up on Tot Tuesdays last week. I hope you’ll join me this week for another party. Happy Easter!

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  19. IMPRESSIVE!!! I would never venture to be so creative!!! Great job!!!

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  20. thanks for stopping by my little blog. glad you like the flowers :) i love your darling felt playhouse. i'm going to go check out your other fun projects.
    jackie

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  21. This is so amazing! How is it standing up? I've seen other felt payhouses that are draped over a table, but this doesn't look like it is. Thanks for sharing!

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