Thursday, 28 July 2011

A home for a princess

This little home was one of the things I made for our own littlest Princess's birthday.

She's three today - but I'll post later about her celebrations. For now, here's one of her gifts...


In case you didn't see the last time I made them, the tutorial for the Tiny Travelling Doll's House comes from the very clever Trixie - you can find it here.


These make a fabulous gift for girls who are three, four, five or six years old!
They are quick and easy to make - require as little or as much sewing as you want to do and are always very well received.

Best of all they are so small and sweet they only require the smallest amount of felt - so you can afford to use the good stuff!


You can buy lots of tiny dolls and fairies that will fit into the matchbox or, as I prefer to do, you can make your own doll too using wooden beads, a pipe cleaner and some felt for clothes.



Some scraps of polar fleece for a blanket and the sleeping princess is snug and cosy in her new home.
I recommend gluing the bottom piece of fleece in, one less thing to have to keep track of!

You can't actually see it here, but at the back of the ribbon (which is so the house can hang around a child's neck) I use a snap - so if it were ever to get caught it would snap undone before becoming too tight around your own Princess's neck!

Go on, make one - you know you want to.

8 comments:

thornberry said...

It's gorgeous Karen - you are so good at making these sorts of lovely items! No wonder your princess loves it. And happy birthday to her too!

Kylie said...

This is so cute - Happy Birthday to miss 3 (where on earth have the years gone?)

Miss Prudence said...

oh yes these are so sweet , and a pattern that even the kids can use too. Trixi is so generous with her patterns and loves to see them being used.

Love your fairy too

The Handmaden said...

Hmm, yes I do want to, should I add it to the list? (You don't want to know how long "the list" is!)
That is so very cute though...

MissFrodo said...

Ohhh I love that, think I need to make one for Emi.

Thanks for sharing the idea!

Green Mama said...

Too cute, my girls would love these. I can see a whole village... Have a wonderful day with your little princess, farewell to the toddler years!

Jenny from Ohjoh said...

Just wonderful! Every little girly needs one!

ingrid said...

Oh my goodness! This is the sweetest thing ever. Both my girls seem to have an obsession with all things tiny and they would love this! I think I am going to have to make some.