Saturday, March 13, 2010
This week I worked on the most detailed wall for our felt playhouse - the market. Like the other sides, I chalked on the placement & sizes for all add-on pieces. I wanted the kids to really be able to "shop", so I designed a vase that opens at the top to hold fabric flowers and 4 half pockets for produce shelves.
I used my handy printer fabric (I love this stuf!f) to make the signage to stitch on them.
The grocery bag has velcro on the back & velcro stitched on the wall for shopping convenience. I used pinking shears to give it the "paper bag edge" at the top. The door is the actual door of the house with a reversible Open/Closed sign. To make the sign, I cut out the letters & stitched those on to two pieces then sandwiched an upside-down V shape in the top & stitched them together. I added a fuzzy side of velcro at the top of the V on both sides & a loop piece of velcro to the window, so it would stay on.
I'll make some felt fruits & veggies to stock the store. I'm not sure who will be more excited to try it out - me or the kids.