Thursday, March 18, 2010
This week I worked on the 4th side of my felt playhouse, the Post Office. I designed it so that addressed letters could be pulled out of the mail bin, stamped and popped into the post box. Here's how:
I started with cutting out the main shapes, stitching on the lettering and the mail bin for storing the "letters".
I used my trusty printer fabric sheets to make the stamps & letters look realistic. This item has become one of my favorites - whatever you can print on standard 8.5"x11" paper, you can print on these cotton sheets. I get mine at Michael's (in the t-shirt making section). I used fonts that looked like real handwriting to address the letters and stitch those onto felt "envelopes". I also put a square of fuzzy velcro in the top right corners.
To make the stamps I made some shapes in Open Office, printed & cut them out.
I cut out squares of felt & smaller squares of loop velcro.
I stitched those together and then stitched the stamps on the other side of the felt.
I trimmed the edges with pinking shears and ta-da:
I stitched two big strips of fuzzy velcro onto the stamp board of the wall so the stamps had a place to hang out until they were posted on the mail.
Time to deliver the mail:) Next week I'll be putting the house together and finishing the fun add-ons for the other sides. I can't wait to have it ready for playing in!
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