Friday, February 24, 2012

Fun with Kids! Playhouse for Z

I'm back! After Thanksgiving things got crazy busy around here, and I just couldn't post. But I made a bunch of things that I'm excited to share with you, and here is the first: a playhouse for Zoe!

This was Zoe's 2nd Birthday present. She loves to crawl into and under places with her books (boxes, laundry baskets, tables, beds...) so I thought I'd give her a safe, cozy place of her own to "read" and play. After scouring the internet and Pinterest (love! love!) I found this playhouse and this PVC fort frame. We ended up modifying the PVC fort frame to make it a better size for Z (3 1/2 feet wide by 5 12 feet tall.)

Making the sides 42 inches also meant that I could just use the width of the fabric for each side - no piecing - yay! I used duck instead of cotton weight so it would (hopefully) hold up better.

The windows are reinforced with another layer of fabric, an overlock stitch and ribbon trim - hoping they'll stand up to lots of peeking!

There's a flap with a slot underneath for postal deliveries...

And just the right amount of room inside to stretch out and relax!

Now the older boys are asking for one their size...