DIY Fabric Dollhouse


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My dollhouse obsession continues! I don’t know what it is about tiny little houses, but I am absolutely crazy about them! I wonder if there is a name for this crazy obsession. Dollhouse-itis.. Dollhouse-a-mania? SAM_6706

I think my favourite part of creating a little house is to see little hands play with it. This is a picture of my wee son, investgating. He’s too cute!

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The little fabric house is actually sewn for my cute niece, who just turned 2! I am really hoping she will love it.

There is a perfect little tutorial with pictures right here. Make sure you visit it, it’s great!

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DIY – Lalaloopsy Bedding

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I love fabric leftovers! I love weighing up all their posibilities, maximising their potential, watching it reborn.

This bedding was so simple to make, yet so cute! Throw together some lace, ribbon, heart shaped buttons and some floral and polka dot fabric – and, voila!, you get some gorgeous bedding for your dolly!

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One long decorative pillow…

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One heart-shaped decorative pillow…

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I’ve added on some light green felt hearts, using the same technique as described in my tutorial here. Super easy!

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Make it and love it!

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Tutorial – Birdhouse Decoration

Blog thumbnail - Tutorial BirdhouseWho said diamonds are a girl’s best friend?  Well, have I got breaking news for you! Glue gun all the way! Glue gun is girl’s best friend. I don’t know how anyone can live without this instant fix! And the craft possibilities are endless!

What do you get when you cross fabric, cardboard and glue gun? Absolutely anything!

Here is a simple idea – making a birdhouse decoration. All you need is the below pattern, fabric, cardboard and – wait for it – glue gun! The instructions are super easy!

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As it is so easy to make, make two! Only takes about 20 min!

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I love how all things crafted and made end up in our crafted and made playhouse.

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A while back I’ve also wrapped letters spelling out JOY in fabric, using very much the same method. Possibilities really are endless!

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This craft also ended up in our playhouse.

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How cute!

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I think I need to add some curtains.

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If you liked this post, check out my other posts:

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DIY – Fabric Veggies

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Fabric Veggies – such a clever toy! My kids love playing picnic and house and grocery shop with these fabric veggies. I won’t say it’s a quick and easy craft, but I think it is well worth it. Plus, they are sturdy and machine washable, should last for a while. Here is my take on DIY fabric vegetables.

Step 1: Using this template printed on A4, cut out the necessary pieces. For a tomato use 5 cut outs. Pin two pieces together, right sides facing.

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Step 2: Sew the two together. Make sure to use back stitching to make sure seams don’t come apart at the edges. Turn them inside out.

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Step 3: Pin another piece to one of the original pieces, right side together.  Continue until all five pieces are sewn together. Sew together the first and the last pieces, leaving a 4-5cm gap for filling. Turn right side out.

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Step 4: Fill the shape with polyfill. You will need about a kilo for all toys.  Using a thread and needle, sew up the gap used for filling.

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Step 5: At the point, for purposes of specialisation, I’ve completed all work that needed to be done on the sewing machine.

Here are all the parts needed for the veggies:

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Step 6: Decorate the veggies. Using embroidery floss, go over all the seams on round shapes and around the leaves.

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Carrot:

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Cauliflower:

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Beetroot:

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Cabbage:

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Step 7: Give them to your kid.

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Make it and love it!

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Tutorial – Doll-size Wing Chair

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I love anything miniature, and seeing how my L-shaped corner couch tutorial is one of my most popular posts, I decided to respond to all the miniature lovers out there. Here is my tutorial on how to make wing-back chair . Very easy, barely took two hours.

Step 1: Prepare the pattern. I sketched mine myself, about 12cm high. Cut it out, trace it onto cardboard, and cut out 4 side pieces, 2 for the back and one two for the seat.

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Step 2: Place left side, back and right sides next to each other and cut out a pieces of fabric to wrap around the cardboard with about 1 cm allowance for wrapping. Glue the flaps around the cardboard pieces with glue gun. Make incisions around curves for smoother wrapping.

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Step 3: Do the same for the other panel. One will be used for the outer side of the chair and one for the inside.

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Step 4: Glue the inner panel to the outer panel and the seat in the middle. I’ve also added a strip under the seat.  The seams between the panels were covered with grey yarn.

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I love how “Grandmother” it looks, so for me, this seat had to be placed in the kids’ room, next to the rocking horse and baby crib.

Make it and love it!

If you are crazy about miniatures, you will probably like these posts, too:

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Charlie’s Blanket

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Play mat / Blankey

Now both of my children have mummy made quilted blankets. I made one for Lexie couple years ago, and I love its legacy and practicality. We used it as a play mat, decorative cover and now a blanket. Charlie had to have one too, and when I saw this tutorial on Pinterest, I knew I had to try it.

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It was one of those crafts, when things are coming together in almost a miraculous way. I read the tutorial, and as I am reading it, I am realising that I posses all the necessary know-how, the required equipment, the right fabric and even ink in my printer to print the pattern!

You will find the tutorial and pattern following this link:  http://seekatesew.com/modern-ombre-bw-triangle-quilt-tutorial-pattern/

I wanted to use fabrics that were suitable for a boy, but were not too common. I had some IKEA material with origami pattern on it, some grey and blue stripped fabric, white and red. All in all, I think it went together very well, and quite suitable for a little dude.

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My gorgeous baby boy